Short circuit stunner: Krämer reveal their GP2-890RR

Krämer GP2-890RR
Krämer GP2-890RR

Krämer Motorcycles have their sights set on racing glory with their new GP2-890RR: a limited run, £35,990 twin cylinder track specialist sportsbike model said to be their fastest and most capable model to date.

If the name rings a bell, the German firm have been challenging for podiums in the British GP2 racing class for a couple of seasons now, with this new model promising more advanced electronics, a greater top speed, and will be limited to 125 engraved units globally.

Powering the RR is the 889cc parallel twin found in the KTM 890 Duke, which now produces a claimed 136.1bhp at 10,100rpm and 74lbft of torque at 8200rpm. This is thanks to a number of internal revisions, including Pankl titanium con-rods, and high compression pistons – plus titanium valves in the intake and exhaust. There’s also a new camshaft, plus a fully open racing exhaust system.

Krämer GP2-890RR front brakes

This is fed from a moulded plastic fuel tank, which doubles up to form the bike’s rear end. This carries 16-litres of juice and was designed in this way to help with weight distribution, even as it depletes across a race.

Away from the angry motor, the 890RR is very clever indeed, with a full suite of lean-sensitive electronics thanks to a six-axis IMU. This means you get traction control, wheelie control – with a Mectronik ECU and wide-band oxygen sensor also talking to each other to provide the most efficient combustion in real-time conditions.

The tech doesn’t end their either, with an AiM full colour TFT dash doubling up as a data logger with GPS lap timing, a database of circuit maps, and more.

Krämer GP2-890RR fuel tank

This is all housed in a steel trellis frame, with adjustments available for the swingarm angle, steering-head angle, seat height, rear-set position, clip-on angle, and more – giving you the best personal ergonomics on circuit to reduce fatigue.

Add to this Brembo Stylema brake calipers, forged aluminium Dymag UP7X wheels, and WP Apex Pro suspension, and the GP2 is a bike that should stop and turn as well as it can accelerate.

Aiding this straight line performance further is new bodywork, which is said to improve the ram-air effect into the airbox. There’s also a claimed 9% improvement in aerodynamics over the standard Krämer GP2-890R model – helping the bike to achieve a claimed 9mph higher top speed.

Krämer GP2-890RR exhaust

Krämer GP2-890RR in detail

  • Further engine work: Other improvements to the motor also includes CNC machined cylinder head ports, 48mm throttle bodies, and an improved ram-air system
  • Frame it up: Housing the parallel twin engine is a chromoly steel-trellis frame, which is said to boost both stiffness and rigidity and helps to bring the bike to a racing weight of just 142kg
  • New factory: The GP2-890RR will be the first bike to be built in Krämer’s new German plant in Burghausen. The 43,000 square foot space is three times bigger than their old unit
  • Coming soon: Racers and diehard trackday fans will be able to get their hands on the bike from September 2023, in a ‘Brno Blue’ matt paint finish
  • Previous experience: Alongside building their own race bikes, Krämer were also largely responsible for KTM’s sell-out RC8C track bike