The latest Team to enter MotoGP plays the sinister look card at the unveil of 2017 KTM RC16 MotoGP Bike.
Always count on the Bull that promises you wings, always. And then, always trust the K’s, the T’s and the M’s to bring something spectacular to the table, always. Case in point, the absolutely stunning 2017 KTM RC16 MotoGP bike that was recently unveiled. We all are eagerly looking forward to how the Red Bull-KTM team does in their first full year at MotoGP and knowing the capabilities of KTM’s engineering and Red Bull’s financial strength, they will be gunning for the glory sooner than later.
The KTM-Red Bull Team has already shown its might in Moto3 by simply destroying Honda’s stature more than once. And then who can forget, Red Bull and KTM dominate the Dakar Rally in such a way that other competitors look like guests who were given a chance to see KTM’s perform from up close. However, as far as the testing goes, in the recent tests, it’s clear that the KTM RC16 is still pretty far from shaking the status quo. But, the Austrian firm is already bettering Suzuki’s first tests after the return to MotoGP and they are far ahead of Aprilia’s still yawning efforts.
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This means that for both factory riders, Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro, the 2017 season is going to be a development season where the team tries to understand the MotoGP machine better. We also will be looking closer to the KTM RC16 every race to understand how the return of the steel-tube trellis fares in the world cluttered with aluminium twin-spar frames. Racing improvements aside, another thing Red Bull-KTM knows pretty well is the art of marketing and presentations. And, all that was on display at the unveiled of the KTM-Red Bull squad for Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP on Monday.
The 2017 KTM RC16 MotoGP bike gets some catchy and artsy shades in true Red Bull form. Add to that the absolutely bonkers and glorious photographs that the team has released for the KTM RC16, makes sure that the team gets all the attention. No wonder the photos are thrilling but we aren’t sure why they were taken in almost dark, did KTM-Red Bull spent more than they should have on the development that they could not pay for lighting or they just wanted to play sinister and ‘not usual’. Whatever it be, the KTM RC16 will definitely look fetching under the floodlit Losail come this March 23rd Race weekend.
Photos: Sebas Romero / KTM