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10-11-2004 10:32 PM
Gixxer_Dave
Jumping the gun just a little.....

250 motogp maybe??? No way they could compete in the open class just yet.....


KTM 2005 in the 250cc Moto GP class!

The secret is out! Now it is official! Mr. Pierer (managing director of the KTM Sportmotorcycle AG) confirmed yesterday at the Grand Prix in Brno (CZ) officially, that KTM is preparing at full throttle to enter the 250cc Road Racing World Championship. Please remember the word "enter".

It is very clear that we have a lot of work in front of us to prepare a competitive bike within the next 6 months. The first year will be for testing and to collect experience. Nobody can build a winning bike behind closed doors, so we will follow our successful philosophy of developing bikes under hardest conditions. This can only be in the Road Race World Championship.
At the moment it looks like Casey Stoner is committed to developing this project along with KTM.
10-11-2004 08:55 PM
bigphil
Yeah cool

I just hope they get it to run as well as the 125.
10-08-2004 06:47 PM
slaintedan Did you all hear that KTM has announced its entrance into MotoGP 250cc in '05?
10-07-2004 08:42 PM
Gixxer_Dave
Dog Clutch

I think their editing department left the "of a" out of the sentence...

I might just steer clear of them until they prove they can make something without knobbies


On another note: Anyone else seen those loony irishmen running the latest litre bikes on the little pokie country lanes - fark that for a joke!!! Makes the IOM look fairly pussy like

Irish Road Racing Pics
10-07-2004 12:43 AM
Chumley
hmmm

As opposed to a slipper clutch then?
10-07-2004 12:38 AM
bigphil
It's been a long while

but if i remember rightly it relies on direct tooth drive rather than friction of a number of clutch plates being depressed by springs.

Not quite sure how it is applied to bike engines but would imagine it's implimented to stop clutch slip from thumper ( V) engines.
10-07-2004 12:29 AM
bigphil
no prob chum

Quote:
It apparently has a Dog Clutch
Some womens rights activists in sensible shoes complained about the use of " a bitch of a clutch" hence.......................
10-07-2004 12:25 AM
Chumley
Er...

It apparently has a Dog Clutch.... Anyone care to explain what that means? I know far call about 'em
10-07-2004 12:12 AM
bigphil
YEah

Come on Dave give em a chance. They've only just got an engine to last more than 12 revs and you want curvey body panels

I remember the KTM's well from the 70's motocross days. It was always a toss up which would run out first. The petrol or the main bearings.
10-06-2004 09:29 PM
Gixxer_Dave
Look out Casey Stoner!!!

I agree BP, can't image the rear tyre would be all that impressed by the heat of that pipe.....

Put a decent donk in it, round off a few of those edges and maybe I'd be interested
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