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September 13th, 2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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Red Bull KTM Ajo

As it is known now, KTM is coming to Moto2 in 2017. They locked a 5 year deal. Ktm wil now be the only manufacturer in all 3 classes. The 2 seats will be taken by Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira.

No need to say, everyone is very happy.
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So does this mean a Honda Powered KTM?
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September 13th, 2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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So does this mean a Honda Powered KTM?
Yes

And Honda only has contract for moto2 through the 2018 season due to their recent abandonment of the 600cc supersport segment.

It will be interesting to see if KTM develops an engine in two years time. For now they say they have no interest.
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And Honda only has contract for moto2 through the 2018 season due to their recent abandonment of the 600cc supersport segment.

It will be interesting to see if KTM develops an engine in two years time. For now they say they have no interest.
I doubt Honda's marketing people will be excited about this, they practically own the series.
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Be interesting to see where moto2 goes from here. If any other manufacturers decide to do something similar or not could provide some much needed interest in moto2
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Zarco is testing the new KTM bike today.
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And Honda only has contract for moto2 through the 2018 season due to their recent abandonment of the 600cc supersport segment.

It will be interesting to see if KTM develops an engine in two years time. For now they say they have no interest.
Do they use a CBR600 engine or is it specially made for the series. Couldn't Yamaha offer up something similar with their R6 engine?
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Do they use a CBR600 engine or is it specially made for the series. Couldn't Yamaha offer up something similar with their R6 engine?
It is a standard Cbr600rr, just tuned. Modified for racing. They are using HRC race kit parts like ported cylinder head, camshafts, valve springs, ECU, AC generator and a taller first gear. Pistons, crankshaft, connecting rods, gearbox....are standard CBR items.

Yamaha probably will offer something soon. They are teasing with a new models. But there is still time. Others might join. You never know, Dorna may let others in, and give a go to multiple manufacturers championship.

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Do they use a CBR600 engine or is it specially made for the series. Couldn't Yamaha offer up something similar with their R6 engine?
It is the CBR 600RR engine tweaked to around 140HP, nothing prototype. The chassis are prototype. The R6 engine could win the bid if they bother to put one in, KTM wanted to change the entire formula to 500cc twins but the teams revolted on that idea because of the cost involved to redesign everything they have done the last 5 years. The draw of Moto2 is how cheap it is to go racing, if you polled the teams, they would love to stay with the Honda engine because of familiarity. I wouldnt be surprised if Honda continued to supply the engines if its profitable to do so
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It is the CBR 600RR engine tweaked to around 140HP, nothing prototype. The chassis are prototype. The R6 engine could win the bid if they bother to put one in, KTM wanted to change the entire formula to 500cc twins but the teams revolted on that idea because of the cost involved to redesign everything they have done the last 5 years. The draw of Moto2 is how cheap it is to go racing, if you polled the teams, they would love to stay with the Honda engine because of familiarity. I wouldnt be surprised if Honda continued to supply the engines if its profitable to do so
500 twins would be loads better, after all it is prototype racing. I must admit, I prefer moto 3 over 2. Those little bike are miles tricker.

Moto2 is slow super sport with nice frames. It needs spicing up. bring back the 250s for me, all this bs about emissions, gp racing shouldn't give two shiny shits about emissions. That's what proddie racing is for.

Plus how much emmisions are created hauling this show half way round the world every month
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