KTM’s MotoGP factory team has come a long way over the past three seasons that it has been racing. After entering the premier class back in 2017, the team has successfully snagged numerous pole-position starts and a podium-finish in Valencia back in 2018. Pol Espargaró has been the chief driver that brought Red Bull KTM’s initial success sporting the RC16 MotoGP race bike. He is primarily responsible for helping the racing team’s engineers to develop KTM’s MotoGP bike and constantly improve it year after year.
Now, KTM is saying farewell to a pair of 2019 season RC16 race motorcycles that have spent more than enough time on the track during its MotoGP season. Both race machines will be offered for sale in an online auction that will be officially posted by KTM. However, this race machine doesn’t come cheap. Its asking price starts at €288,000, or roughly around P16,645,000 excluding taxes and all other costs to get it to the Philippines. This is the same race bike that Pol Espargaró rode himself during the 2019 MotoGP season and one of the last KTM motorcycles he rode as a team member. Espargaró is now slated to join Marc Marquez in at Repsol Honda for the 2021 season of the races.
KTM isn’t trying to sell you short with the race bike by including a few perks to still make it a sweet deal. The package would include a full set of Pol Espargaró race leathers and a signed helmet, a VIP Event Pack for any 2021 event – including a behind-the-scenes tour and a meet-and-greet with the MotoGP riders, a full set of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team wear, and weekend access to the Red Bull Energy Station with full catering and refreshment options. If you’re interested and seriously considering owning this retired race machine, you may place your inquiries by emailing email@example.com and place your bids for a chance to own the bikes.
While Pol Espargaró will be joining a different team and paddock on the next MotoGP season, KTM still saw it fitting to commemorate his contribution and time spent with the Red Bull KTM team by offering his race bike to the public. Brad Binder, who has just moved up from being a standout in Moto2 will be joining the KTM racing team as a rookie in 2020 to take his place.