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Is there a KTM RC 890 R in Development? – DriveMag Riders

KTM has only two models in the supersport segment – RC 390 and RC 125. In other words, it lacks a large displacement sportbike, but there’s a brand in the US who manufactures an 890cc motorcycle, namely Krämer GP2 890 R.  It makes 130 hp from a KTM 890cc engine and features upgraded components for the braking system and suspension.

Back in 2009 Krämer Motorcycles built a prototype racing bike just from their passion to race bikes on tracks. The brand was based in Germany and from that point on, in 2014, they became a motorcycle manufacturer focused on designing race bikes. Now they are based in the US and this is just one of their interesting track-focused motorcycles – Krämer GP2 890 R. What makes this motorcycle appealing is the fact that it looks like a KTM RC 890 R. And hard to believe it’s not a KTM, but it has the Austrian brand’s Ready to Race DNA.

To begin with, under that bodywork, the motorcycle is fitted with a KTM 890cc engine. It’s an evolution of its predecessor, the Krämer HKR Evo2 R which featured a track transformation of the KTM 790 Duke with an engine pumped up to 890cc even before the release of the KTM 890 Duke R. But, let us get back to the GP2 890 R. The motorcycle is hand build and it makes 130 hp.