KTM North America Adds Streetbike Division – New Streetbike Expected for 2010

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KTM North America has created a new division focused on the on-road market. The new division is clearly a step by KTM to continue its push into the road bike scene. Heading the new division is Brad Hagi, former Director of Distributor Sales Worldwide at Ducati in Italy. With this new announcement, comes the rumor of a new motorcycle in the works for 2010. More after the jump.

Talking about the new division, Jon-Erik Burleson, President of KTM North America, explained that:

“Building our street business is a key strategy in our long-term business plans. Despite any existing market conditions, we are in the business for the long haul and see our premium European street product lineup as crucial for the financial strength of both KTM and our dealers.”

With the new streetbike division comes the prospect of new streetbikes from KTM. As such, new has developed that KTM is expected to debut a new on-road model at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this November. The bike is expected to be a completely new machine, which dispells earlier rumors that it would be some sort of special edition RC8. More information as we get it.

Source: PowerSports Business & MotoRevue