News – KTM news: Hofmann rode the RC16 and 1290 Super Duke GT! – Used KTM

KTM news: Hofmann rode the RC16 and 1290 Super Duke GT !

News - KTM news: Hofmann rode the RC16 and 1290 Super Duke GT! - Used KTM

Former MotoGP rider and commentator on Eurosport Germany, Alex Hofmann is also employed by KTM to test his future motorcycles. Recently, he was able to test the RC16 Grand Prix prototype of the Austrian manufacturer… And the 1290 Super Duke GT !

A year after announcing its, KTM unveiled the bike that will take the start in 2017: the RC16, and essentially, double vice-world champion 125 cc with the orange mark and vice-champion of Moto2 on Kalex.

It was however "the assistant" of the Finnish rider, the German Alex Hofmann, who had the honor to lead the first official tests of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team and to complete the first laps of the wheel on the Austrian prototype at home, on the Red Bull Ring.

If no chrono or any other quantified value (power, Vmax, performance 0 to 100km / h …) have been released by the team members, the feedback from their driver is very positive: "I have already experienced very different firsts", he admits summarily.

"I have immense respect for what KTM has been able to accomplish in a very short period of time. I think it shows on my face, and also on that of everyone who has worked here with enthusiasm and professionalism.", observes Alex with excellent communication….

Also renouncing to share facts (time, number of laps covered, progress …), the director of KTM Motorsport Pit Beirer ensures that the emotion was palpable on the spot, but also in Mattighofen and around the world via fans’ reactions on social networks.

"The reactions obtained and the fact that we have already been able to complete many laps without any problems motivate us enormously for the next stages of this long journey that will take us to MotoGP in 2017.", continues the boss Katoche.

KTM: racing beast and road beast

But before the RC16 lines up against the Yamaha M1, Honda RCV, Ducati Desmocedici, Suzuki GSX-RR and Aprilia RS-GP (or even MV Agusta F-GP!), Another KTM will engage in another competition: that of hypersportive maxitrails !

From next year, the Super Duke GT will land in this raised category where the recent .

by the specialized press, this time it is unveiled by Alex Hofmann…

It is indeed on board that the German rider descended from the seat of Mattighofen (Austria) to Valencia (Spain) to comment on the MotoGP grand final! A journey of more than 1,800 km swallowed in two short days.

The development pilot was careful not to transmit any technical information on this machine which promises to be even sportier than the 1290 Super Adventure (read our) and even more welcoming than the 1290 Superduke R (read our)…

"The question does not seem to know if we will get to Valencia, but rather if we will avoid jail … #Fast #Travel # Beast", tweeted Herr Hofmann only 280 km after his departure. 800 km further, he marked a stop in Orange (France), necessarily.

When Alex arrived in Valencia, the dashboard of his Super Duke GT showed a distance of 1,959.9 km, an average – respectable or reasonable? – 114 km / h and an average consumption of 6.6l / 100 km … To know everything about this new KTM 2016, you will have to go to Milan, for the Eicma show. Site will be there: stay tuned !

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