KTM’s radical new MotoGP chassis shows true success of European marques
years now, with European manufacturers constantly pushing the boundaries and experimenting with new technologies and designs. While Japanese manufacturers like Yamaha and Honda have slipped back in the MotoGP pecking order, the likes of Ducati, KTM, and Aprilia are not afraid to challenge the status quo and explore innovative solutions. The introduction of carbon fibre chassis marks a significant development in motorcycle racing, as it offers potential improvements in turning and grip, addressing some of the weaknesses of previous designs. KTM’s decision to adopt a carbon fibre frame, despite suggestions to switch to an aluminum frame like their competitors, showcases their commitment to their own unique approach. As the development of this new chassis progresses, it will be interesting to see how it impacts KTM’s performance and competitiveness, and whether it sets a new trend in the MotoGP championship.