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Old 11-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #1411 (permalink)
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #1412 (permalink)
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #1413 (permalink)
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From what I have read, KTM and Triumph have dedicated a small team to super bike and super sport racing. They partner up with local racing teams and give support like neat cams, gear shifters and maybe a few bucks plus mention the teams in international marketing efforts and some times donor bikes. One big difference between the two is the new AMA requirement for controlled ECU will probably not affect KTM as it will other UJM builders. Seems KTM uses the Italian ECU manufacturer and they send a tech to adjust/spook the ECU each series. No one else does that.

Unlike Ducati, Aprilia, Yamaha and Honda who each have a dedicated division for racing and research, the other players still use their ordinary, street sales design staff and techs to support the race team partners with off the shelf farkels.

Of course I can't speak for the teams in European countries or those in the upside down countries, but can find no mention of a full on KTM factory race team in WSBK.

I am not familiar with AMA rules HAP. How does KTM circumvent the rules? KTM claim their bikes are "Ready to Race", it's their slogan. The dealers say that they come fully tuned, but I know that to be a fib. The SD that my brother and mate get about on comes stock at 120 hp but can be tricked out to 170 hp.

In my upside down country Katos are starting to take it to the leaders on mildly tuned machines, that is, SD's and RC8's are beating highly tuned, race prepped UJM's. The link to the PI 6 hour in my recent post partly outlines this phenomenon.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #1414 (permalink)
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Bo. You win. KTM is by far and away the next best thing to sliced bread. How you got that KTM cheated beats me. You read what you want and I am incapable of communicating any more because of past brain damage suffered from arguing with you.

What started this was a silly statement that KTM was wiping every ones arse around the world with their new super bikes. Kinda like BMW did it's first year and like MV is also doing.

When KTM puts a dedicated race division into WSBK I will buy you a beer. Till then they can win all the back water races in the world and still not equal Ducati. I am done, you win. Again. ( That means I am just done and not pissed because I don't care.)
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O Jeezus H. I wasn't arguing, I was asking. I have inadvertently upset you and Dee lately and I thought I'd be well behaved. I had actually softened to the point that I pointed out that I doubt this ready to race thing and admitted that their dealer tell fibs.

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #1416 (permalink)
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Still one of the better looking nakeds I have seen. Makes my S4RS look like a fat piglet.
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HAP, our days of agreeing are over.

That thing, while I'm sure very light and capable, looks like someone started to build it and then stopped halfway.
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I am trying to agree with HAP, cause I really do like him, but I have to go with Lefty on that one.
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O Jeezus H. I wasn't arguing, I was asking. I have inadvertently upset you and Dee lately and I thought I'd be well behaved. I had actually softened to the point that I pointed out that I doubt this ready to race thing and admitted that their dealer tell fibs.

I'll go and put some deodorant on.

You haven't upset me one bit...I think you're funny as hell, and I'd wager you're even funnier in person (well, at least to look at)...but nobody on here is gonna buy that an Aussie actually knows what deodorant is...that's something you looked up on Google or Wiki.
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