KTM 250GPR: the orange pocket rocket

Austrian heavy weights KTM have churned out some of the most radical sets of two wheels like the RC8 and the Duke series etc.

Here’s the low down regarding a 250cc offering from KTM, the first thing which strikes a mind is ‘pocket rocket’. Well many bikers will argue to my saying that “it has every right to be an enthusiast’s dream bike” even thought it’s just a mere kid if compared with its 1000cc KTM big brothers.

This ‘KTM Moto3 Racer’ based production motorcycle churns out a mere 49PS from its 250cc mill, might not sound so appealing but my thoughts are a bit different regarding the GPR. For starters the looks of this pocket rocket simply put is stunning, embodied with amazing lines and killer curves. The fun element on this bike kicks in when its on the track, it’s far from being some motocross engine shoehorned into a steel trellis frame. The KTM 250GPR is just a small step down from Sandro Cortese’s world championship winning Moto 3 machine.

It is a state-of-the-art GP machine with its chassis and suspension totally adjustable, souped up with electronic tidbits like traction control, pit lane limiter etc this pacer is one for the track. Astonishingly its just a mere 85kg in mass and flickering this pocket dynamo is very easy in straits as well as corners. The KTM 250GPR boasts of an impressive top speed of 209+ kmph. Even though it is more of a track bike, the GPR is a fun too ride motorcycle on the streets as well. The KTM 250GPR is priced around £45,000 (INR 39 lakhs approx) in the UK.

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