Our man, Troy Siahaan had the chance to race the Krämer GP2 Prototype at Barber Motorsports Park this past weekend during the Barber Vintage Festival. Stay tuned for a full report. 

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Töging/Barber Motorsports Park, USA – Krämer Motorcycles is set to present the prototype of its brand new GP2 at the world famous Barber Vintage Festival. Following the successful HKR EVO2 single cylinder project, the German specialist now premieres its twin-cylinder track and racing motorcycle.

The presentation of the Krämer Motorcycles team’s first GP2 prototype was predestined for a racing circuit, and it follows their project for an independent motor racing chassis for the competent KTM LC4 single-cylinder engine, now recognized as the benchmark for the international Supermono scene.

Performance & Riding Pleasure

The team has designed an outstanding track motorcycle with an all-new tubular steel main frame, and a light metal swing arm to suit the almost 800ccm, 100hp, twin cylinder 2018-model KTM 790 DUKE engine. The performance of the parallel twin, currently in standard trim, has been enhanced by changes to the setup. Displacement and core competencies of the very compact Austrian-made engine remain unchanged with regard to the running costs of the GP2. The core goal was to achieve minimal weight, and only Krämer’s own high-quality components are used for the chassis and ergonomics. Because of the close development proximity to KTM and WP, the Krämer GP2 features specially designed WP suspension and damping components.

Track Day & Racing

The goal is to produce two variants based on the prototype over the next 12 months. The GP2 “race” with a target weight of around 135 kg will be ready in 2020 for deployment in racing series like the British GP2 class. The development of a special electronics package, including data recording, has already begun.

The “track” version of the GP2 will have the optimal prerequisites for the big, active track day scene. Designed to be a track-ready weight of 140 kg, this bike will have immense potential on the circuit  – and at a very favorable cost scenario. Appropriate levels of engine performance are offered, according to the orientation of the two different versions. Anticipated final performance values are yet to be established.

Markus Krämer, Owner, Krämer Motorcycles

“This is an important moment for our still young but already established company. It’s time to take the next step using the experience from the past five years. KTM, with its 790 DUKE, offered an engine that was predestined to inspire us to go ahead with the “GP2” project. Our know-how in construction and our production competence assured we were able to develop a fantastic racing bike based on the twin-cylinder concept. Our massive commitment to the topic of racing, and our very positive experience from recent years, including, among others, winning the Supermono European Cup also gave us tailwind for the project. We want to remain true to our basic philosophy to bring a great bike into the paddock for both racers and riding enthusiasts. We take this into account through the two specifications “Track” and “Race”. As a pure specialist, we will also be able to realize any individual specifications according to customer request, all true to the motto “Construct Your Identity”.

The presentation of the race-ready GP2 “race” model is planned for the beginning of 2019. The bike will complete the final steps in development at part of the British BSN GP2 series, and a small number of bikes will be available to private customers and ambitious championship teams in 2020.