KTM has introduced their new 350 prototype at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, and you can finally check out something beyond spy photos. Of course, the big changes here include the 350cc size, a new (to KTM) linkage suspension, and new bodywork. As usual, it has KTM's electric start. KTM classifies this as a "mature" prototype slated for racing in 2010, but a production date has yet to be decided.

The 350 could prove to be very interesting. Antonio Cairoli was reportedly running a smaller displacement engine in his Yamaha this year, and Youthstream has been pushing to see a smaller displacement in the premier class in the GPs for several years now. KTM looks to be the first company to take it to production, and it will be interesting to see how they perform on the track. Will this become the new standard for the big-bore division?

If you're a KTM fan and want a good solid look at three shots of the new bike, or just want a wallpaper of the new machine, click the links below.


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11 comments
  • ed,,i,,-_-,,i,,

    5/16/2010 8:13 AM

    i seem to have this idea that the less you demand out of a bigger bike, the less it fails. my old lite honda had alot more problems than my 426 does. and the honda had about half the abuse the 426 came with. there was no paint all the way to the seat.

  • Cabro

    11/12/2009 10:38 AM

    Today I saw in Italy in my track a Prototype KTM 250 (2 STROKES!!!) with the same plastic as these 350F and a completly new frame

  • Big E

    11/10/2009 9:43 PM

    There will be serious competition if this bike is as fast as it looks!

  • TsmithMX

    11/10/2009 6:18 PM

    I spy a linkage!

  • Slow ~ Pro

    11/10/2009 5:44 PM

    I'm in... Placing an order Friday !

  • dscott25

    11/10/2009 5:18 PM

    Looks too much like a japanese bike. Hopefully it doesnt perform like one. KTM should stick with what they know and what works for them and stop trying to perform like a japanese bike. Being different is what made them successful in the first place.

  • burnside

    11/10/2009 5:07 PM

    I love how dynamic this company is.

  • Motodude

    11/10/2009 2:18 PM

    Why have the ugly Honda white rear fender???...should sell a boat load though.

  • G Force

    11/10/2009 1:40 PM

    Nice

  • GuyB

    11/10/2009 9:35 AM

    Hey, there's a new poll on the homepage. Cast your vote for the "right" size big-bore machine.

  • ASH510

    11/10/2009 8:52 AM

    sweet bike