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KTM to sell two factory MotoGP bikes to the public at $340,000 each

KTM to sell two factory MotoGP...
For sale: KTM 1000 with less than 2000 km on the clock. Only ridden on weekends. Very well maintained. $340,000 not negotiable. Potential purchasers must provide references.
For sale: KTM 1000 with less than 2000 km on the clock. Only ridden on weekends. Very well maintained. $340,000 not negotiable. Potential purchasers must provide references.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
For sale: KTM 1000 with less than 2000 km on the clock. Only ridden on weekends. Very well maintained. $340,000 not negotiable. Potential purchasers must provide references.
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For sale: KTM 1000 with less than 2000 km on the clock. Only ridden on weekends. Very well maintained. $340,000 not negotiable. Potential purchasers must provide references.
Brad Binder on the 2020 bike
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Brad Binder on the 2020 bike
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
These two bikes are indeed "ready to race." That's Pol Espargaro on one of these bikes running second to Honda's Marc Marquez in a Grand Prix in 2019
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These two bikes are indeed "ready to race." That's Pol Espargaro on one of these bikes running second to Honda's Marc Marquez in a Grand Prix in 2019
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
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The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
Inside the Red Bull Energy Station is hallowed ground for race fans. That’s a conversation between KTM Sporting Director Heinz Kinigadner and Lin Jarvis, the Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. Kinigadner won consecutive 250cc motocross world championships in 1984 and 1985 riding KTM, then directed the company’s rally development to global domination levels.
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Inside the Red Bull Energy Station is hallowed ground for race fans. That’s a conversation between KTM Sporting Director Heinz Kinigadner and Lin Jarvis, the Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. Kinigadner won consecutive 250cc motocross world championships in 1984 and 1985 riding KTM, then directed the company’s rally development to global domination levels.
The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
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The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
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The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
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The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
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The Red Bull Energy Station is the portable multi-story restaurant and hospitality unit that has been in operation since 2017. This is where the KTM VIP hospitality packages are centred on race weekends. It is the inner sanctum for Red Bull and KTM VIPs and the purchasers of these bikes will get a full race weekend of access to the center during a Grand Prix in 2021.
This 2010 Ducati 800cc Desmosedici GP10 was sold by RM-Sotheby's in Monaco in 2012. Ducati sold two Desmosedici MotoGP machines that day with the bikes of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi fetching €251,550 (US$324,979) and €245,700 (US$317,421) respectively.
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This 2010 Ducati 800cc Desmosedici GP10 was sold by RM-Sotheby's in Monaco in 2012. Ducati sold two Desmosedici MotoGP machines that day with the bikes of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi fetching €251,550 (US$324,979) and €245,700 (US$317,421) respectively.
KTM dominates the world's toughest race, Dakar Rally. The race covers 8,000km over 13 days and KTM hasn't been beaten in the event for two decades. That's factory rider Toby Price on the factory KTM.
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KTM dominates the world's toughest race, Dakar Rally. The race covers 8,000km over 13 days and KTM hasn't been beaten in the event for two decades. That's factory rider Toby Price on the factory KTM.
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KTM Motorsports is selling two race-prepared 2019 KTM RC16 factory MotoGP bikes in a move that seems certain to attract global attention. The bikes will be race-prepared and will be sold with a wide range of additional benefits including official KTM team apparel, merchandise, a set of Pol Espargaro's race leathers and helmet, plus a VIP MotoGP hospitality weekend in 2021.

The only time a competitive MotoGP bike has been sold by a factory race team previously was in 2012 when Ducati sold the 800cc Desmosedici MotoGP machines of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi at auction, fetching €251,550 (US$324,979) and €245,700 (US$317,421) respectively.

This 2010 Ducati 800cc Desmosedici GP10 was sold by RM-Sotheby's in Monaco in 2012. Ducati sold two Desmosedici MotoGP machines that day with the bikes of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi fetching €251,550 (US$324,979) and €245,700 (US$317,421) respectively.
This 2010 Ducati 800cc Desmosedici GP10 was sold by RM-Sotheby's in Monaco in 2012. Ducati sold two Desmosedici MotoGP machines that day with the bikes of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi fetching €251,550 (US$324,979) and €245,700 (US$317,421) respectively.

Unlike the KTM RC16s being sold at present, the Ducatis were ineligible for MotoGP at the time they were sold, as the 2012 MotoGP season saw an increase in capacity from 800cc to 1000cc. Conversely, Stoner’s bike was sold with quite a resume as it had considerable success in 2010, winning one Grand Prix, placing in three others and setting three pole positions.

KTM is not being specific about which of the bikes being sold was used in which races, and potential purchasers will not get a choice of machine. Instead, those prepared to pay the €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) asking price will be put on a buyers list and KTM will make a final decision on the destination of the two race bikes once the list is finalized.

The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.

While the term “race prepped” is used in KTM’s announcement, it is not clear whether the bikes are intended to be used for competition, or whether the phrase “all the MotoGP trimmings” means a spares kit, or whether further spares would be available for purchase if it were to be used for competition.

The overwhelming expectation appears to be that the bike would be sold to a collector, given the package each bike is being sold with – a set of Pol Espargaro race leathers and a signed race helmet, plus a VIP MotoGP hospitality weekend in 2021.

The experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour, a meet-and-greet with the MotoGP riders and a full set of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team wear. That’s not merchandise, but the real deal worn by the team.

Inside the Red Bull Energy Station is hallowed ground for race fans. That’s a conversation between KTM Sporting Director Heinz Kinigadner and Lin Jarvis, the Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. Kinigadner won consecutive 250cc motocross world championships in 1984 and 1985 riding KTM, then directed the company’s rally development to global domination levels.
Inside the Red Bull Energy Station is hallowed ground for race fans. That’s a conversation between KTM Sporting Director Heinz Kinigadner and Lin Jarvis, the Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. Kinigadner won consecutive 250cc motocross world championships in 1984 and 1985 riding KTM, then directed the company’s rally development to global domination levels.

There's also a full weekend of access to the Red Bull Energy Station unit with full catering and refreshment.

KTM dominates the world's toughest race, Dakar Rally. The race covers 8,000km over 13 days and KTM hasn't been beaten in the event for two decades. That's factory rider Toby Price on the factory KTM.
KTM dominates the world's toughest race, Dakar Rally. The race covers 8,000km over 13 days and KTM hasn't been beaten in the event for two decades. That's factory rider Toby Price on the factory KTM.

The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” Within a year of producing its first series production motorcycle in 1953, it had won its first title – the 1954 Austrian 125cc national championship.

Since then it has won more than 260 world championship titles, most of them in the realm of off-road racing, and most prominently in the Dakar Rally where it has won every event from 2001 to 2019.

While it has not always been successful financially, it has achieved everything it has set out to do in racing, with only the Moto2 and MotoGP crowns still to be won, and in both classes, the company now produces competitive motorcycles.

These two bikes are indeed "ready to race." That's Pol Espargaro on one of these bikes running second to Honda's Marc Marquez in a Grand Prix in 2019
These two bikes are indeed "ready to race." That's Pol Espargaro on one of these bikes running second to Honda's Marc Marquez in a Grand Prix in 2019

In the 2019 season, the fortunes of the two factory RC16 riders was starkly different. Pol Espargaro gathered 100 points across the season, finishing in 11th place in the championship and performing so well that he has been drafted into the Honda factory team for 2020 alongside Marc Marquez. Espargaro actually put the RC16 on the front row at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and logged eight top ten finishes.

On the other side of the garage, Johan Zarco was unable to adapt to the handling of the KTM and almost ended his career. He managed just 27 points from 13 starts and left the team mid-season. Mika Kallio filled in for Zarco in the remaining races, scoring seven points from six starts.

As an investment, the future value of the RC16 will largely be determined by how well KTM’s MotoGP campaigns of the next few years fare, and whether the sale of the factory machinery becomes a regular thing.

The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.
The KTM brand is one with a very clear message: “ready to race.” These two bikes are indeed "ready to race" and they are the only two motorcycles sold in the last half century that are immediately capable of being ridden competitively in the world's highest level of motorcycle competition. At €288,000 (approx. US$340,000) plus VAT, these bikes are being sold for a lot less than they cost to build.

The laws of supply and demand apply to the value of all things, and even the rather stilted supply of two bikes a year would be too great if KTM’s factory team doesn’t continue to live up to its promise. No indication has been given as to whether this practice of selling factory machinery from the previous year will continue in the future.

With Pol Espargaro leaving the team, the only rider that has successfully ridden the bike will be gone. For 2021, the riders will be Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira, Iker Lecuona and the experienced Danilo Petrucci.

After just two starts on the bike so far in 2020, Binder looks capable of putting the it amongst the front runners, but until he has done so and done it consistently, KTM’s future fortunes are still hard to determine. If KTM were to continue moving forward and begin winning races, the value of these machines would surely rise. If not, future values are difficult to predict.

Serious enquiries should be directed to rc16@ktm.com

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2 comments
Bill S.
$340K, good luck with that, but again, if some people are shelling out $450K for a pair of Michael Jordon's shoes, who knows? No end to stupidity on this planet .
Gannet
pneumatic valve train. I guess all of a GP machine would be high maintenance, I wonder how the valve train will go?