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09-21-2014 03:32 PM
Shmoo Hopefully they stay on course.
09-21-2014 03:16 PM
Bigdaa Seriously sexy!
09-21-2014 02:42 PM
K1w1Boy ...
09-21-2014 08:32 AM
Bigdaa Let me see the motor.
09-21-2014 08:15 AM
mcromo44
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Originally Posted by Stutz View Post
Pit Beirer, KTM's head of motorsport, has confirmed that the Austrian manufacturer will enter MotoGP in 2017

Beirer told MotoGP.com
"So we decided to make the big jump and go into MotoGP. We are already very busy with this and we are trying everything to get ready for 2017."

Former Motocross Grand Prix star Beirer added that the MotoGP bike is likely to be powered by a V4 engine, use a tubular steel frame and WP suspension.
If they really do build it with a tube steel frame, I wonder how well it will work with the spec tires that are in effect at that time, and whether the less sophisticated electronics that will be in forced use, will be a help or hindrance.
09-18-2014 12:39 PM
K1w1Boy Excellent!
09-18-2014 09:20 AM
g00gl3it Sweet!
09-17-2014 05:23 PM
Stutz
KTM to join MotoGP in 2017

Pit Beirer, KTM's head of motorsport, has confirmed that the Austrian manufacturer will enter MotoGP in 2017

Beirer told MotoGP.com, "We had plans to go first to Moto2 somehow and grow maybe in smaller steps, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to build a KTM with a Honda engine inside so it would never be a real KTM.

"So we decided to make the big jump and go into MotoGP. We are already very busy with this and we are trying everything to get ready for 2017."

Former Motocross Grand Prix star Beirer added that the MotoGP bike is likely to be powered by a V4 engine, use a tubular steel frame and WP suspension. The machine is due to start testing towards the end of next year.

A regular contender in the smaller grand prix classes since its 2003 debut, KTM's only previous premier-class involvement was an ill-fated engine partnership with Team Roberts in 2005.

KTM - currently battling to defend its perfect Moto3 title record - will join Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki and Aprilia as an official MotoGP manufacturer.

MotoGP will introduce a mandatory control ECU and change from Bridgestone to Michelin tyres in 2016.

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