KTM RC16

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KTM RC16
KTM MotoGP Bike RC16.jpg
KTM RC16 ridden by Mika Kallio at the 2017 Tokyo Motorcycle Show
ManufacturerKTM
Productionsince 2015
ClassPrototype
Engine1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke V4
Transmission6-speed Seamless transmission
Wheelbase1400mm
Fuel capacity22 L

KTM RC16 is a road racing motorcycle which was developed to race in the MotoGP series starting from 2017 season

History[edit]

The RC16 made its debut as a wildcard entry at the 2016 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix with test rider Mika Kallio. Starting from 2017 MotoGP season, the factory-based KTM, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing signed 2009 125cc runner-up, Bradley Smith and the 2013 Moto2 Champion, Pol Espargaro. Their team principal is Pit Beirer and Aki Ajo who is also Red Bull KTM Ajo's team principal.

Specifications[edit]

Displacement: 1,000 cc, Type V4-Cylinder

Valve train: Pneumatic

Transmission: Seamless shift

Power: 250hp+ @ 19000rpm

Lubrication: Motorex

Exhaust: Akrapovič four-into-two, titanium

Electronics system: Magneti Marelli

Electronic strategies: drive by wire, engine braking, traction control, wheelie control, quick shift+

Main frame: Steel tubular trellis

Swing arm: Aluminium

Wheelbase: 1400mm

Height: 1000mm

Minimum weight: 157kg

Fuel capacity: 22L

Suspension: WP

Front/Rear brake: Brembo

Tires: Michelin, 17in

Front/Back bodywork: Wethje Carbon Composites

Complete MotoGP results[edit]

Legend

Year Team Motorcycle Tyres No. Riders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
2017 RedBull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 84 10th
36 Mika Kallio 16 10 11 Ret
38 Bradley Smith 17 15 16 14 13 20 DNS Ret 14 Ret 18 17 10 19 17 10 12 11
44 Pol Espargaró 16 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 11 13 9 Ret 11 11 10 11 9 10 Ret
2018 RedBull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL 89 9th
36 Mika Kallio 10 Ret DNS
38 Bradley Smith 18 Ret 16 13 14 14 Ret 17 10 Ret 14 C 16 13 15 12 10 15 8
44 Pol Espargaró Ret 11 13 11 11 11 11 12 Ret DNS Ret DNS 21 12 Ret Ret 3
76 Loris Baz C
2019 RedBull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL - -
5 Johann Zarco 15 15 13
44 Pol Espargaró 12 10 8
RedBull KTM Tech3 KTM RC16 M 55 Hafizh Syahrin 20 16 18 - -
88 Miguel Oliveira 17 11 14