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KTM & Bajaj developing 490 Duke, 490 Adventure

Bajaj could also offer a range of naked, sport touring and adventure bikes with the new 500cc engine.

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has stated in an interview that the company is developing two new models with a 500cc parallel-twin engine in collaboration with Bajaj Auto.

The new engine is being developed at Bajaj Auto's R&D centre in Pune, with the support of KTM's R&D department. The engine will power the KTM 490 Duke and 490 Adventure. These models will be positioned between KTM's 390 and 890 range.

The new 500cc engine will also be offered on Husqvarna bikes. Moreover, it is said that Bajaj could offer a range of naked, sport touring and adventure bikes with the same engine.

According to Pierer, the new 500cc parallel-twin engine will be launched sometime in 2022.

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