KTM RC16 MotoGP Race Bikes Available for Sale

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for a MotoGP fan? If you’ve got 250,000 euros (US$282,000) available, then why not pick up one of KTM‘s RC16 MotoGP race bikes?

That’s right, KTM is offering two of its RC16 bikes for private sale. The offer comes just a couple of weeks KTM completed its second MotoGP season, a campaign that ended with Pol Espargaro securing KTM its first MotoGP podium with a third-place finish at Valencia.

KTM probably didn’t make as much progress in 2018 as it would have liked, but the Austrian manufacturer can draw some satisfaction in Pol Espargaro’s podium finish at Valencia.

The quarter of a million euro price tag gets the buyer more than just a MotoGP bike; the buyer will also receive a full set of Espargaro’s race gear including an autographed helmet and a chance to be a guest of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team at a Grand Prix weekend of the buyer’s choice. This includes a paddock tour, a pitbox tour, a meet and greet with Espargaro and his new teammate Johann Zarco, plus a set of team wear and access to the Red Bull Energy station all weekend.

Interested buyers can contact rc16@ktm.com for more details on how to buy the KTM RC16.

Despite Espargaro’s historic podium, KTM probably didn’t make as much progress as it would have liked in its second MotoGP season. KTM only gained three points in the manufacturer’s standings compared to its debut campaign, with only five top-10 results compared to seven in 2017.

The 2019 season will be important for KTM, with much higher expectations. Zarco should be an improvement over Bradley Smith plus KTM’s presence will expand with Hafizh Syahrin and Miguel Oliveira riding RC16 bikes for the new satellite Red Bull KTM Tech3 team. KTM will also benefit from having the recently retired Dani Pedrosa as its new test rider.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Meaty Midrange Meaty Midrange on Nov 30, 2018

    If they were offering these at $270,00, or even $275,000, I'd pick one or two up. But not at $282,000...that's too expensive.

  • Craig Hoffman Craig Hoffman on Dec 02, 2018

    This would get all kinds of attention at the local track day. Imagine, everybody taking their eyes off the Panigale to look at your MotoGP bike - haha.

    Then I would go out and ride it at my mediocre pace and be a laughingstock. Nope - don't need that kind of damage to the old ego. Better to hide behind a beater rashed and pre crashed GSXR 1000, which is still waaaay more bike than I need.