KTM'S sexy little Moto3 bike will be available as a production racer next year priced around £35,000.
The Austrian manufacturer presented the customer bike for 2013 at the Sachsenring GP. So far in the inaugural Moto3 season, the KTM has proved to be competitive with Sandro Cortese leading the championship with seven podium finishes, including two race wins.
The outgoing 125s were replaced by 250cc four-strokes this year and the KTM is one of the most desirable in the new class.
When it is released the production racer will differ slightly from the factory machine raced this year; with 13,500rpm instead of the rule-defined 14,000rpm, aluminium rather than magnesium OZ wheels and even though it comes with Brembo brakes and WP suspension these are not of a factory spec. KTM added that these are all parts that can be upgraded to bring it inline with the factory bikes.
KTM are open for orders as of this month and a close date is set for October, delivery will follow in February 2013 ready for the race season.
KTM Moto3 250 GPR (Production Racer 2013) Specs
Engine: Single cylinder, liquid cooled / 4-stroke / DOHC
Displacement / Bore x Stroke: 249,5 ccm / 81 x 48,5 mm
Performance: min. 37 kW at 13.000 rpm
Engine speed: max. 13.500 rpm
Front Suspension: WP / DM 45 mm, RCMA3548
Rear Suspension: WP / adjust. length, hydraulic preload
Brakes front/rear: Brembo Radial caliper, 290 / 190 mm single disc
Rims front/rear: OZ Forged Aluminum 2,5 x 17 / 3,5 x 17
Tires front/rear: Dunlop 95/70-17 / 115/70-17
Silencer: Akrapovic Full Titanium System (max. 108 dB)
Frame: Tubular steel with adjust. headstock and swing arm pivot
Dry weight/tank capacity: approx. 83 kg / approx. 11 l