Condensing three days into just three minutes, KTM has a nice timelapse video for us that shows the complete build-up of two 2013 KTM RC250GP Moto3 race bikes for the Ajo Team — the same bikes that would go on to dominate the the Moto3 test at Valencia earlier this month.
While the 2013 version of the KTM RC250GP may look similar to its predecessor, KTM has in fact made many changes to the 250cc race bike.
“Basically the 2013 KTM RC250GP is a completely new bike. The only things that have not been changed are the rear swingarm unit and the wheels,” says Wolfgang Felber, KTM Engineer and Road Racing Senior Manager.
“All other components have been modified or bettered: frame, fork, tank, airbox, exhaust etc. Several parts have been simplified because the bike could be 3 to 4 kilos lighter. The engine received only marginal treatment because last year it already turned out to be very powerful and reliable as well. So power is up only a little.”