2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR Production Race Bike

07/09/2012 @ 11:30 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

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Taking advantage of a quasi-home round for the MotoGP Championship at the German GP, Austrian company KTM debuted it latest “ready to race” machine, the 2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR production race bike. A for-sale-version of its Moto3 Championship contender, the KTM Moto3 250 GPR borrows heavily from its GP-class predecessor, though comes in a slightly lower state of tune.

Featuring forged aluminum OZ wheels instead of magnesium ones, the production racer also comes sans Brembo brakes and WP suspension (items race teams would likely get from suppliers separately anyways). There is however one big technical difference, as KTM has reduced the bike’s maximum engine speed to 13,500 rpm, down from the 14,000 found on the factory bikes. This leaves the 2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR production racer with just under 50hp on tap.

A beautiful machine in its own right, KTM’s launch of the 2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR production race bike was boosted by Sandro Cortese’s Moto3 race win at Sachsenring this weekend, and the young German rider is also leading the Moto3 Championship by 18 points. That sort of pedigree is sure to help justify the €45,000 price tag for the Moto3 production race bike. KTM is taking orders until October 2012, with deliveries set for February 2013.

Surely to be the basis of a 350cc sport bike destined for the American market in the 2014 model year, if KTM can keep the lines of that street-legal variant close to these (with the carbon fiber too, pretty please?), then the Austrians may have another hit on their hands.

2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR Production Race Bike Technical 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 liters

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Source: KTM

Comment:

  1. Tyler says:

    I would certainly love a more “normal” version of this for the track and all-around awesome times… The sooner, the better. It’s just so satisfying passing/beating people on a “slower” bike.

  2. BBQdog says:

    Want one, want one, want one.
    And waiting for the 2014 roadgoing 350cc version !

  3. jackie says:

    That’s certainly my ideal type race bike, in the vein of the Supermono. I cant imagine it being anything but rare in numbers and availability though, as its lower displacement wont translate into lower cost. Still, I hope they tempt us with something light and nimble, that we cant afford not to own.

  4. Keith says:

    keep the cylinder…make it a 45deg vtwin. I’ll take two…heck I can tag almsot anything where I live. ;^)

  5. John says:

    Under 200lbs dry? With 50 HP? *drool*

    If they bring a 40 HP, 225lb sub $15k version to the states, then I’ll take two please!

  6. mxs says:

    At 15K, they would not sell (needs to be closer to 10K). Not in North America …. It needs to be cheaper or a bigger displacement, as those are the rules of North American motorcycling game.

  7. Joey says:

    While this is interesting for those with deep pockets or sponsor backed racers, I believe the real value lies in this is as a platform for the 350cc sports bike which will be coming to American (and other) shores! We can only hope that it will be priced to compete with the existing 250cc Ninja and Honda’s.

    My wallet is already pried open in preparation for the pre-orders to be announced.

  8. pat walker says:

    rebuiding its top end 3 times will cost you as much as buying the old 125 motorcycle.

  9. SPEKTRE76 says:

    I’d love to have one of these. I’ve been dying for a light weight 250 since the days of the Aprilia RS250! This being a 4-stroke, I’d beg for a 350cc road going version 2 225lbs like John said. It would look sick next to my ’10 Corvette Grand Sport

  10. Westward says:

    Joey has a point… $10-15K, you have to be kidding. A road version would have to be half that, and a race version would need to be less than $10K in the US for americans to see a value…