Does anyone know if there’s a 2019 model planned for the 701? If so, do we know any changes?
I’m considering buying a new 701 at the beginning of September, but living in Sweden, that means I might get a month or two of driving this year before it gets too cold. If there’s a 2019 model coming with some interesting updates, I might hold off until the spring.
I believe the 401s are already made in India by Bajaj Auto (which own 48% of KTM). Same as the 390 Duke and most of KTMs smaller bikes. I haven’t heard anything them moving the manufacturing of the 701s to India though.
Correct. All Vitpilens (401 and 701) were made in Austria this year and will move to India for 2019. I haven’t heard of any updates but I hope they fix the engine shut off when the 401 downshifts. A lot of issues so far.