When the KTM RC16 project for MotoGP was first announced, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer said that one day a customer version of the race bike would eventually be available for consumption. Today is not that day…but it’s close.
This is because KTM is making available two former MotoGP race bikes for private purchase – effectively ruining your holiday wish list. They bikes are not cheap however, and you will need to have at least €250,000 in your bank account to buy one.
For that sum, however, you do get a bag of goodies, which includes a full set of racing gear from Pol Espargaro (leathers, boots, gloves, etc), and along with a signed helmet.
You also get a chance to be part of the Red Bull KTM Factory team for a race weekend (a grand prix of your choosing), which includes a paddock tour, pitbox tour, meet and greet with Pol Espargaro and Johann Zarco, and a set of Red Bull KTM team apparel.
All things considered, the price is actually pretty reasonable. A weekend trip like the one mentioned, including the gear could easily cost up to $10,000…and then there’s the motorcycle to consider.
Ducati’s MotoGP bikes are rumored to go for substantially more money in private sales, and Honda’s own effort to make a MotoGP bike with lights cost €188,000.
Granted, the KTM RC16 isn’t street legal, and it doesn’t come with a race winning pedigree, but still this is a pretty astounding opportunity for two lucky motorcycle enthusiasts.
So, it’s time to start reevaluating whether or not your children really need a college fund, or whether you really want to retire at 65 years of age. Home ownership is overrated. You can survive on one kidney. Life is short, so go ahead and make some bad choices.
Interested buyers should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for initial enquiries.