KTM To Develop A Track Only RC890?

KTM is said to be working on a new concept motorcycle specifically built for track days.

According to Speedweek, they managed to track down a prototype, an 890cc two-cylinder motorcycle.

This is not the first time a KTM engine has been turned into a track-only machine, as Kramer Motorcycles developed GP2 890 R with the 890 Duke engine.

*Kramer GP2 890 R

However, the images shown are not a motorcycle built by Kramer; instead, reports suggest this is a bike built 100% by KTM.

In 2014, KTM was rumoured to produced a slightly lower spec of the MotoGP RC16 machine for the mass market.

Sadly, the idea was opposed by KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer.

“f you want to build a racing motorcycle as close as possible to the MotoGP version, it costs so much money that nobody can or will pay for it,” he said.

Nevertheless, the track-only prototype still gets us feeling excited even though we have yet to know when will the motorcycle be made for the public.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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