KTM Reveals MotoGP Racer At The Red Bull Ring

KTM is officially entering the MotoGP championship next year, and this is the bike with which it intends to do so.

Revealed over the weekend during MotoGP‘s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, the new KTM RC16 is the result of years of development. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer first announced its intent to enter the pinnacle of two-wheeled racing back in 2014, hitting a milestone when Alex Hoffman took it for its first test ride.

The RC16 has undergone nine more tests over the nine and a half months since, and is now ready to make its race debut. That’s slated to take place, after four more test sessions, at Valencia in November, when Mika Kallio will climb on board to contest the final race of the season. He’ll continue serving as test rider, with former Yamaha riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro set to compete next season.

At that point, KTM will be present in every level of grand prix motocycle racing, including Moto3, Moto2, and the top-tier MotoGP championship. There it will have to dice it with the likes of Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha in the growing (and increasingly competitive) series.



You Know You Want This 10K-Mile 1994 Supra Turbo – But Can You Afford It?

This twin-turbo Supra seems to be in all original, and pretty fine, condition, but it has a six-figure price tag.

Modern Take On Iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Looks Absolutely Spot-On

If the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and AMG One had a baby, it could look like this.

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Is Back, Gains Gorgeous Speedster Variant

Only 38 units of the resurrected Vantage V12 Zagato will be made: 19 Coupés and 19 Speedsters.

This Mercedes Driver In New Jersey Parked On Top Of A Toyota

According to the Maywood Police Department, the Merc driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Strange Rover: Honda Element Owner Loves British Luxury SUV’s… Badges

This boxy Honda SUV gets some original logos, funny-looking dual exhausts – and that’s all.

Today’s AI Quiz: Do Robot Dogs Dream Of Hauling Box Trucks?

Apparently, Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robots are looking to steal jobs from sled dogs too.

Dodge Challenger Gets Acquainted With The Liberty Walk Ethos

Wide body kits are Liberty Walk’s specialty, and this one seems to suit the Challenged just fine.

Fancy A “Cheap” Rolls-Royce? This Phantom Drophead Coupe Might Be The One

The highest bid for this one-owner Phantom Drophead Coupe currently sits at under $100k.

Ask Us Anything About The 2018 Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary Edition

Lexus has handed over the keys to a 2018 RC F – so what would you like to know about it?.

We’d Love To See Tesla’s “Blade Runner” Pickup Look Like This

The Tesla pickup will offer seating for six people and a maximum range of up to 500 miles.