KTM RC16 With 240bhp Will Be Up For Sale In 2018

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The "Ready to Race" brand, KTM will offer its RC16 MotoGP racer as a track-only model for "Racing for Fun" customers. The model would cost six-figures in European currency.

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer revealed some information on the "consumer version" of the production RC16 race bike while talking to a German publication called Speedweek. He said the company will make at least 100 units of the production machine.

Pierer also said that KTM wants to keep the customer RC16 as exciting as its MotoGP machine. But the power output will be reduced from 270bhp to 240bhp. According to KTM, the 90° V4 unit is called "screamer" engine.

For this track-only monster, the price will be a big concern as it makes its debut for the customer in 2018. One thing is sure that the RC16 will be priced below the Honda's MotoGP production version, RC213V-S.

Pierer also said that the RC16 will be priced somewhere between €100,000 (Rs 73 lakh) and €120,000 (Rs 87 lakh), in order to make it "affordable" to motorcycle enthusiast. We think, for many, that's not affordable.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:48 [IST]
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