With sharp angles, aggressive lines, and a decidedly idiosyncratic appearance verging on futuristic, KTM has one of the most unique and distinctive lineups in the motorcycle industry today. And though the Austrian outfit possesses an expansive product range, including everything from entry-level sportbikes to full-size adventure machines, the Ready-To-Race brand has never produced a cafe racer or vintage-inspired model (not including the Svartpilen and Vitpilen bikes from Husqvarna which is a subsidiary of KTM). This is ultimately what prompted Sreejith Krishnan Kunjappan of SKK AutoDesign to pen a modern cafe racer based on the company’s new 790 platform.
Using the established design language laid out by Kiska (the firm that designs KTM’s bikes) Kunjappan has treated the Austrian twin to a sleek cafe tail and half fairing — the latter of which was partially inspired by the katar, a type of push dagger from India — with a matching belly-pan and a custom-designed exhaust to round out the bottom of the design’s silhouette. Like the rest of the concept, the LED headlight absolutely nails the modern KTM look, while simultaneously merging old and new visual themes. To see more SKK AutoDesign’s work, you can check out the outfit’s website linked below.