With the KTM RC16 MotoGP bike nearing its very first race, as a wildcard at Valencia, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer is starting to preview that first appearance. They are doing so through a series of videos, which they are sharing on their Youtube channel and via their Social Media channels. The videos include interview fragments with the team behind the bike, as well as footage of the machine.
The video is remarkably revealing. The engine layout is clearly shown, and is a 90° V4, though this was no secret. The video also shows the engine performing a simulation of Mugello, which gives a good idea of what the bike sounds like. The engine being tested on the dyno sounds remarkably similar to Honda's V4 RC213V engine, which uses a "screamer" firing interval, each cylinder firing separately.
This is part one of a sequence. We eagerly await the remainder of the series.