KTM’s £36,000 250cc Moto3 replica!

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

KTM's RC250R was revealed at the Milan Show
It’s not quite the rebirth of the 250 sports bike we’ve all dreamt about, but you can now buy a new KTM 250 sports bike, as long as you’ve got £36,000 to spare!

KTM revealed a stunning new Moto3 replica bike built to the exact specification of the bike Sandro Cortese took to the Moto3 world championship this year, and you can buy one directly from KTM for 45,000 Euros (£36,000).

The RC250R is pretty much identical to the 2013 KTM factory Moto3 bike and features full WSP GP-spec suspension, Brembo brakes, Akrapovic racing exhaust system, a steel tubular trellis frame and that booming 249.5cc 4-stroke single-cylinder motor. It makes a heady 49.6bhp at 13,000rpm and is ready to enter Moto3 or MotoStar, as long as you are.

Apart from being the stuff of dreams for any kid wanting the ultimate track day bike or a wannabe MotoGP hero, the RC250R weighs just 82kg when dry and comes with a cassette gearbox, adjustable triple clamps, and an adjustable swingarm pivot.

Okay, so we know nobody is really going to buy one for track days, but we can still dream. And if you put one on the road, let us know!

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