• Upcoming 500cc parallel-twin platform is being wholly developed at Bajaj R&D facility in Pune

  • Engine will feature on KTM, Husqvarna models

  • First of these motorcycles will go on sale in 2022

In an interview with French publication Le Repaire des Motards, KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, revealed some rather interesting information. The biggest takeaway is with regard to the sub-500cc parallel twin motorcycle that KTM is working on along with Bajaj.

What do we know about the platform?

News that the platform was in the works first came to light in late 2018, when Pierer revealed that it was being developed to rival similar capacity Japanese offerings. Now Pierer has revealed that the platform is being wholly developed at the Bajaj R&D facility in Pune, with support from KTM’s engineers. He went on to say that the engine design will be similar to the…

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