23 photos of the fully liveried KTM Moto3 racer in action

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These photos mark the first time we’ve seen the KTM Moto3 racer in all its fully-painted, ready-to-race glory. Including the rider, this tiny gem weighs just 326lbs and is powerd by a 250cc, four-stroke single making something in the region of 54bhp. Lap times are still slightly slower than the 125cc two-strokes its replacing, but Moto3 has yet to see even its first race, which will occur next month in Malaysia.

Photos: Gold and Goose/KTM

  • Denzel

    Lightness and power. I haven’t forgotten that KTM dealer meeting teaser suggesting a street 350 is on the way.

  • Gene

    Wow, will it actually race w/o KTM backing out on a deal yet again?

  • Matt

    Is it really that small, or did KTM hire a giant to pose in photos with it like Chrysler did for those cars back in the ’90s?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCT-4rWXKQ

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It’s really that small.

  • Gniewko Lubecki

    326lbs? That’s light, but the Ducati Desmosedici apparently weighs 346 lbs. I’d expect the Moto3 bikes to be significantly lighter than this…

    • Ceolwulf

      “Including the rider, this tiny gem weighs just 326lbs”

      • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

        What about the 1199? With that factory rider from the early leaked photos, the 1199 prolly weighed 650 lbs.

  • Kyle

    when is the damn 350 duke coming out, I want one

  • Ben

    Yeah that weight limit is WITH RIDER. So given that those little euro midgets are about 120lbs then the bike is about 190-210lbs. On par with the “F450″ converted motocross bike thing that Roland Sands is all about these days. Accept that these things make similar power from half the engine size and actually handle properly.

    • rndholesqpeg

      They might also take less maintenance than running a 450 single on a road race track.

      • Rick

        I wonder how the running costs of these four-stroke Moto3s will compare to the 125s?

      • Sean Smith

        Other way around. My educated guess would be that they require 5-10 times the maintenance. Parts would be that much more expensive too. Remember: Same number of parts doing the same stuff, but in this application they’re doubly (or more) stressed. The 450 motors are built with cheaply made parts to production tolerances on a big assembly line. These are built by highly skilled artisans using the finest parts money can buy. Those 450s make 50-60 hp (depending on how much you’ve spent) and these 250s make 54.

  • Scott-jay

    Variety of fairing shapes seen across gallery.

  • Rick

    Just another MotoGP support class motorcycle that won’t race at Laguna Seca…thank you Dorna, thank you Gill Campbell.

    • george_fla

      But atleast you’ll get to see the AWESOME XR1200′s race. lol

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Awesome. I would love to hear these screaming by on the track. Oh well.

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    That thing looks fucking incredible. Stop crunching stats and just look at it.

  • RT Moto

    Beautiful. :’-)