will 2020 KTMs be All-New?

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1/20/2019 8:09 AM

they've had this same look for a good while now, 4 years I believe. hoping we see something radical for the 2020 models but curious if anyone knows.

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1/20/2019 8:13 AM

I would think the 2019 design will float for 2-3 years while they tweak it slightly each year. The bike was all new for 2019.

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1/20/2019 8:15 AM

Uhhh did you miss the changes for 2019? Frame, engine, body work etc?

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1/20/2019 8:19 AM

it just seemed built pretty close to the previous version. not thinking so much engine/suspension but chassis and bodywork.

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1/20/2019 8:25 AM

jonesaustin wrote:

it just seemed built pretty close to the previous version. not thinking so much engine/suspension but chassis and bodywork.

The body work is similar for sure, but it is a new design. The frame is quite different feeling in the track, as well.

Stock to stock, I actually prefer the 2018 450 over the 19’.

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1/20/2019 8:31 AM

Yes, KTM really needs to do something different.




Sarcasm alert for the sarcastically challenged.

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The older I get, the faster I was. Posting without a cast on is fun!

1/20/2019 8:34 AM

I think its in a Similar spot to a Toyota camry
It sells great, everyone loves it.
That makes a tough recipe for a design dept
How much do you want to change perfection lol.

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1/20/2019 8:36 AM

Tarz483 wrote:

I think its in a Similar spot to a Toyota camry
It sells great, everyone loves it.
That makes a tough recipe for a design dept
How much do you want to change perfection lol.

They couldn’t have changed the Camry any more in 2017. That thing went from a grandma car to a sleek, legitimate option for any age group.

I think that was a poor example.

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1/20/2019 8:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2019 8:38 AM

19 was all new. They have been building a new bike every three years. So no one year later they won't be all new. They need some development time, KTM is good but not magic. You trolling us?

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1/20/2019 8:41 AM

I also just have to accept that innovations don’t come the same as they once did in motocross design. it’s so incremental now, and the machines are so good, the factories are more change-adverse. I just miss the days of faster, more radical evolutions in design. the electric movement may open the door to that again, we’ll see.

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1/20/2019 8:49 AM

Look at the 2019.5 Factory Edition for a preview of the 2020. Yes I know it is really a 2019, but people still refer to it as a 19.5.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

1/20/2019 8:51 AM

Not next year, wait for the '21's. I can't say much, but there will be 0 emissions. wink

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

1/20/2019 8:52 AM

2020 will have minor updates, wouldn’t expect a new 450 until the 2021 factory edition. As mentioned above, the 450 was new in 2019. The 250 might have something engine wise coming...but not sure if it would be 2020 or 2021.

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1/20/2019 8:56 AM

Go to a dealer and look at a 18 and 19 side by side. They look a lot different in person than looking at pics.

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1/20/2019 9:04 AM

Those bikes are great out the box and I can't see radical changes...even in the long term.

What I do see coming is smarter electronics but as for the rest I reckon it's about as good as it gets OTD.

Keep in mind the cost. We don't need prices jumping, it's bad as it is.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/20/2019 9:07 AM

Any whispers floating around if the race model two strokes will ever see electric start or TPI?

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