KTM's First Automatic Motorcycle Teased Ahead of Official Unveiling on September 24

The KTM AMT prototype will likely based on either the 1290 Super Adventure or the 1390 Super Adventure, given that the bike is an off-road-focused two-cylinder ADV.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 8, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

KTM has dropped a teaser video of its first-ever automatic motorcycle riding along the Erzberg Prologue track, albeit a prototype version. Ridden by FIM World Enduro champion Johnny Aubert, the new AMT (automatic) prototype took part in the off-road-focused Red Bull Erzbergrodeo event held last week, suggesting the arrival of the new clutchless adventure motorcycle. From what we can discern, the AMT prototype misses out on the clutch lever. Instead, it gets two new switches on the left handlebar, likely to be shift-up and shift-down buttons for shifting gears. However, the shift lever on the left side continues to be available. 

Aside from this, the KTM AMT bike features AMT decals on the body panels and instrument cluster. While KTM has yet to disclose, we expect the big-capacity two-cylinder adventure motorcycle to come with this AMT tech. The bikes that fit the bill include the 1290 Super Adventure and the new 1390 Super Adventure. 

Also Read: KTM 990 RC R Prototype with 126bhp LC8c Parallel-twin Engine Unveiled Globally

KTM Automatic Bike: Debut on Sept. 24

While all of this is based on the teaser video and speculations, the only confirmed detail we have of the first KTM AMT bike is that it will be officially unveiled on September 24 this year. Upon arrival, the bike will likely rival the Honda Africa Twin, also sold in India.  

KTM S First Automatic Motorcycle

New Honda Africa Twin Design Patented in India

Speaking of the Africa Twin, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) filed a design patent for the 2024 Africa Twin lineup in March 2024 in India. The patent image shows the bike's sharper side panels, while the front end features a 19-inch wire-spoked wheel. The 1,084cc parallel-twin cylinder engine continues to be present. However, the motor churns out 112Nm of torque at 5,500rpm, thanks to a higher compression ratio. The current bike, on the other hand, makes 103Nm at 6,250rpm.

Also Read: 2024 Honda Africa Twin Design Patented in India, Launch Soon?

The launch date of the updated Honda Africa Twin is under wraps; however, there is a possibility you may see the bike on Indian roads later this year. As of now, the pricing of the current-generation Africa Twin starts at Rs 16.02 lakh and goes up to Rs 17.56 lakh. The prices are ex-showroom. 

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