KTM has been spotted testing a duo of new models powered by its established LC8c parallel-twin engine and it looks like they’re destined to become part of the growing GasGas range.
It was only last year that GasGas, which became part of the KTM family in 2019 when it was bought by Pierer Mobility, stepped into the streetbike market with the launch of the SM 700 supermoto and ES 700 enduro model, but plans are already in place to expand the company’s street-focused range. Like Husqvarna, GasGas will be using existing KTM platforms, wrapped in distinct styling and tweaked to find a niche of their own in the market.
In 2023, GasGas gets its own team in MotoGP, using rebranded KTM RC16s and with a duo of Spanish riders in the form of Pol Espargaró and Augusto Fernández, and the company has confirmed that being present at the top level of racing is part of a push for recognition as a streetbike brand.
At the team launch, board member Hubert Trunkenpolz said: “If you want to create awareness for a motorcycle brand, then MotoGP is the right platform. It’s where you reach the most people globally and where we can make GasGas known and make…