Friday, January 14, 2011
KTM – Audi Roadster
Although Bertrand Bach’s vision of an Audi Motorcycle never found it’s way to production, it seems that a reverse version of that idea may very well be on its way, and sooner than you think.
According to Austrian newspaper, “Kleine Zeitung”, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM and AUDI are joining forces to bring an all new roadster on the market. The project is said to not be strictly official, but to “have the sympathy” of Audi boss Dr Winterkorn. KTM boss Stefan Pierer has already confirmed these plans in a radio interview earlier this year.
The newspaper notes that the powertrain will come from Audi, possibly the 1.4 TSI that combines high output (170 hp) with a low weight. The world premiere of the roadster could take place even as soon as the Bologna Motor Show at the end of 2006, although it is more possible for it to debut at the 2007 Geneva Show with production following in forthcoming months.