US-based German firm Kramer Motorcycles will be making a GP2 bike that uses the KTM 790 Duke’s twin-cylinder motor. The power plant will sit inside an all new race-bred frame with race-tuned WP suspension and other bits and bobs. The bike is set to be unveiled next week at the Barber Motorsports Park vintage festival in Alabama.Kramer Motorcycles specialises in building bespoke aftermarket race components. This is neither the first time that they are building a racebike nor the first time they have used a KTM motor. The German firm is well known among racing enthusiasts for the Kramer HKR EVO2 S and HKR EVO2 R. Both bikes use the LC4 single-cylinder motor from the KTM 690 Duke. This time they are using the KTM’s 799cc parallel-twin powerplant that makes 105PS and 87Nm of torque in stock form.There will be two versions on offer: a trackday variant and a full-blown GP2 race variant. The trackday variant will get engine mods and performance parts with a view to keep the price in reach of trackday enthusiasts. The bike is expected to weight 140 kilos. That’s quite low if you consider the KTM 790 Duke that at 169 kilos is considered a lightweight motorcycle.
The GP2 race variant is expected to be a bespoke one and feature the very best of competitive components. Its engine and electronics will also be tuned according to GP2 race regulations. The bike will be ready before the 2020 GP2 race season and will be on sale for privateers and race teams. While prices have not been revealed yet, we can expect it to be significantly more than Kramer’s own HKR EVO2 S which costs 15,990USD (Rs 11.9 lakh) and HKR EVO2 R that retails for 20,990USD (Rs 15.62 lakh).
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