The ultimate track bike? KTM will sell you an RC16
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If your a die-hard fan of KTM, you may be disappointed by the fact their RC8-R has been somewhat abandoned of late.
KTM released a bizarre statement in 2015 announcing they were to discontinue their top-level sportsbike as it was too dangerous for public roads. This was at odds with their SuperDuke 1290 which actually produced more horsepower.
Since then, if you wanted a big, fast European twin you'd be left with Ducati (and even they've stopped making the big two pot)
KTM has planned to release a limited-edition track bike based on their latest MotoGP bike. KTM boss Stefan Pierer said:
Their V4 engine will need to be reigned in to a more reasonable 240 horsepower for reliability and longevity reasons. It will go head-to-head with Ducati's 1299 Superleggera and BMW's track-only HP4 race and KTM hopes to keep the price "affordable" at between €100,000-€120,000.