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Old 09-17-2014, 04:04 AM   #1
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KTM confirm moto gp bike 2017

It's gonna be a V4 , built in Austria , tubular frame and WP suspension.

Exciting!!!!
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2014/K...17+MotoGP+plan
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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Any new manufacturer on the track is a good thing. Given the grid is already overflowing, I wonder who will get pushed off. When the primary barrier to entry is well understood to be cost, the current IRTA policy of revoking the travel allowance of the worst performers would appear to punish newcomers and advantage those with deep pockets.
Obviously, slow vanity projects should be discouraged, but I would rather see some BMWs, Aprilias and KTMs battling it out for the last point than a flock of last year's Hondas crowding out the second tier.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
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You forgot about , Aprilla , Suzuki and Ducati.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #4
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Seems like they would learn a lesson from Ducati's history in MotoGP, doesn't seem they ever got the tubular trellis design (assume that's what they mean) frame working quite right.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #5
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41races is a long time to think things over. It does give KTM some time to look for commercial and technical partners (sponsors) to pitch in some money.

By the time 2017 rolls around, it's entirely possible that KTM will be able to pick up grid spots with a team that either drops Suzuki or Aprilia or has them drop out for lack of results. My guess is IRTA increases the grid spots to 24 from the current 22, but if the three present factories continue with Honda 8 bikes, Yamaha 6, and Ducati 6 (all planned for 2015) that only leaves 2 or maybe 4 spots for Suzuki, Aprilia, and KTM.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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Seems like they would learn a lesson from Ducati's history in MotoGP, doesn't seem they ever got the tubular trellis design (assume that's what they mean) frame working quite right.
Just because Casey didn't like the Ducati tube frame doesn't mean it can't work.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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3 years backordered?
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #8
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I wonder they will have an 800rr availiable for the distinguished
Kool Aide drinker. You can buy a 450rr for funsies
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:32 AM   #9
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Just because Casey didn't like the Ducati tube frame doesn't mean it can't work.
He liked it better than the monoque
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:51 AM   #10
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Seems like they would learn a lesson from Ducati's history in MotoGP, doesn't seem they ever got the tubular trellis design (assume that's what they mean) frame working quite right.
It worked better for them than the ali from ever has.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:00 AM   #11
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Just because Casey didn't like the Ducati tube frame doesn't mean it can't work.
Proof is in the winning, or not.

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Old 09-19-2014, 06:12 AM   #12
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Ducati got more results with the tubular frame than with the carbon bikini.Bayliss capirossi oh and that kid. Crutchlow is pure proof that racers must have a massive amount of self belief. After witnessing the demise of many on the duc.
btw does Stoner like anything other than being alone? wish he would come back and just have some fun, that would be so cool.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #13
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yay, the more the better... maybe kawi will be in by 2018
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:38 PM   #14
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yay, the more the better... maybe kawi will be in by 2018
Kawasaki is standing on the top step of the podium in WSB. Not so sure they want to be also ran's in Motogp.
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