The twin-cylinder motor is likely to be a derivative of CF Moto’s 450 cc unit
The 490 family is strongly expected to consist of the usual suspects – Duke, RC and Adventure.
If the CF Moto’s 450SR is anything to go by, the future KTM 490 family might employ a parallel twin unit with a 270 degree crankshaft.
Transmission duties will likely be handled by a 6-speed gearbox, and a slip & assist clutch will probably also be offered here.
The production of KTM’s 490 range will be manufactured by Bajaj in India, with a heavy focus on exports.
The arrival of the KTM 490s would mean that the Austrian roster stretches right through the displacement range, from 125 to 1290 through 390, 490, 790, and 890.
the twin-cylinder medium displacement segment which is currently led by Kawasaki Ninja 400.
KTM TO LAUNCH 490 RANGE IN 2022
The power output is likely to exceed 50 hp mark by a fair margin but expect detuned A2 versions (output less then 48 hp) to cater to the popular European segment.
KTM 490 priced will be around 5.5 Lakh rupees