Austrian MotoGP Special: GT to GP Teaser

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For me, there were three essential, must-have steeds for 2016 before I’d even slung a leg over this season’s finest array of metal: Yamaha’s MT-10, the Kawasaki ZX-10R, and KTM’s 1290 Super Duke GT – all for obvious reasons. After testing the former pairing in vigorous fashion, it was about time we tasted KTM’s touring-based tweakings to the bonkers SD-R.

And what better way to sample the goods than a trip to its homeland, culminating at the first Austrian MotoGP in 19 years? A mind-blowingly impressive venue, the Red Bull Ring was the perfect crescendo to a spontaneous, action-packed few days in the saddles of what could be the new Ashton Eaton of motorcycles. We endured some of the best roads in Europe, raced buses on fireroads, faced horses that didn’t give a fuck, and raced a pedalo at Red Bull HQ.

This video snippet is an amuse bouche, a soupcon, a mere fraction of the impending multi-part series. Juicy stacks were left littered on the cutting room floor. GT to GP, baby…

 

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