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