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Does KTM really need 'super engine' for MotoGP title challenge?

Fears from rival MotoGP manufacturers that KTM would build a 'super engine' for 2021 have ultimately come to nothing with the revealation that the RC16 hasn't been radically changed over the winter. But does it really need that to win the title?

If there's one thing that's certain about MotoGP in 2021, it's that you'll not have too hard a time spotting the Tech3 bikes this year. With Red Bull backing out of its title partnership with Herve Poncharal's stalwart squad, KTM has seized the opportunity to deck out its satellite RC16s in the marque's iconic orange colours.

It's a striking difference in look when you contrast it to that of the Toro Rosso-esque livery Tech3 ran in last year. And on the face of it, the fact Tech3 doesn't have a title partner from Austria's biggest company on its Austrian motorcycles seems odd.

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