November 21, 2022
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Kramer Announces $15,995 HKR Evo2 S For 2023

A fantastic track bike, now at a more affordable price.

Begin press release:


Kramer Motorcycles USA is proud to announce the return of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S model to its 2023 lineup of race-proven motorcycles – now with a reduced price tag of $15,995 MSRP.

This new pricing makes the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S the perfect solution for track enthusiasts who want a turnkey track bike straight from the factory or a no-hassle way onto the starting grid of their local motorcycle club race.

The new Kramer HKR Evo2 S is also the answer for those racers who have been looking for the right platform to build their own championship-winning machine, as the Evo2 S offers a potent starting point for a custom racing motorcycle.

“The Kramer HKR Evo2 S is a great platform for all skill levels,” explained Kramer Motorcycles USA CEO Joe Karvonen. “New racers and track day riders will be astounded by the value that the Kramer HKR Evo2 S provides against the latest crop of new Lightweight motorcycles, while championship contenders can benefit from using the Evo2 S as a starting point for a bespoke racing package.

Equipped with KTM’s venerable LC4 690cc, single-cylinder motor, the Kramer HKR Evo2 S makes 80hp at the crank, and boasts a ready-to-win curb weight of 285 lbs.

The 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S sets itself apart from the R-spec model by featuring a single 320mm brake disc on the front wheel, adjustable suspension, and cast aluminum wheels.

The chassis retains its acclaimed chromium-molybdenum steel-trellis tube design, with a self-supporting plastic fuel cell that serves as the bike’s tail section.

“The Kramer HKR Evo2 R will always be our ‘no compromises’ turnkey race bike for riders who are fighting for race wins and championship victories,” added Karvonen. “But with the Kramer HKR Evo2 S, we wanted to offer a more affordable way to get on a Kramer, without sacrificing too much of the Lightweight performance that’s become associated with the Kramer name.”

Kramer Motorcycles USA is currently taking reservations on the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S. Interested riders should contact Kramer Motorcycles USA at 701-367-2258 or joe@kramermotorcycles.com for ordering information.

Visit KramerMotorcyclesUSA.com for more specifications, photos, and details.


Details on the 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S:

The 2023 Krämer HKR Evo2 S comes standard with everything you need to be competitive on the track. The S spec features an 80hp KTM 690cc LC4, race-focused chassis, tunable suspension, selectable engine mapping, and advanced braking systems.

It slots into the entry-level position of the Kramer Motorcycles lineup, offering a more affordable alternative to the high-spec Kramer HKR Evo2 R motorcycle.

Key points of difference between the S and R models are the brakes, wheels, and suspension, while the bikes share the same chassis, engine, and bodywork.

Evo2 S

Evo2 R

Horsepower (crank)

80hp

80hp

Weight (wet)

285 lbs

276 lbs

Front Brakes

Single Caliper / Rotor: Brembo M50 / 320mm

Dual Caliper / Rotor: Brembo Stylema / 290mm

Suspension

Compression & Rebound

Fully Adjustable

Wheels

Cast / 5.0” Rear

Forged Dymag / 5.5” Rear

Frame: The chromium-molybdenum steel frame at the core of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S is responsible for the handling and durability of these motorcycles. This superior material outperforms aluminum, and is significantly less susceptible to cracking or breaking under the stresses of racing. The unique trellis design provides great stiffness, yet flexes where it is needed, and gives the rider unmatched feedback.

Tail section: The tail section of the Kramer HKR Evo2 S doubles as the bike’s fuel tank, and is made of XPE plastic. It holds 3.17 gallons of fuel, and comes standard in a clear plastic finish. This multi-use approach reduces weight and makes for a more compact package.

Body work: The fiberglass body work on the HKR Evo2 s is extremely lightweight, but does not sacrifice durability. All mounting and high-stress points are reinforced with carbon/Kevlar. And by replacing the traditional gas tank with the airbox, the bike’s overall weight is reduced, with the center of gravity optimized for the track.

Suspension: The front suspension uses 43mm WP forks, which have adjustable compression and rebound damping. The rear has a WP shock absorber with a KMC link system that has an adjustable ride height. The aluminum swingarm uses a rigid underbraced design configuration.

Brakes: The Evo2 S is fitted with a single Brembo M50 four-piston caliper, with a 320mm Motomaster rotor. Meanwhile, the rear brake uses a 220mm Motomaster rotor and with a super-lightweight Formula two-piston caliper.

Engine: Sourced from Austria, stock KTM LC4 690 engines are used on the Kramer HKR Evo2 S, with some added Kramer ingenuity bolted onto them. The venerable single-cylinder engine is built with a high-flow cylinder head, ultralight piston, and high-strength connecting rod, which is fed through a high-flow intake system designed and built by Kramer Motorcycles. As a result, the power band is a thousand rpm wider over a standard LC4 motor, and provides even more uniform power delivery, especially in the mid to high rev range.

Balance Shaft: The 2023 Kramer HKR Evo2 S uses the latest LC4 engine generation, which boasts a bonus balancer shaft that reduces the annoying vibrations typically present in large thumpers.

It should be noted to readers that the Kramer HKR Evo2 S is a race motorcycle designed only for competition-use. It cannot be used on public roads or highways, nor can it be registered to be street-legal.