Trellis frame is KTM religion and it won’t be changed - Beirer

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KTM’s MotoGP boss Pit Beirer has categorically stated the manufacturer’s trusted trellis frame will not be changed to a beam design to match the rest of the field.

The Austrian firm has stuck to its guns with the existing frame and will also stay with its in-house WP suspension instead of using Showa or Ohlins.

“That’s religion in our house. The frame and WP suspension, this is a part of the motorsports success and the reason why we could succeed in so many disciplines,” Beirer told bikesportnews.com.

“So we want to use it as an advantage. We don’t see this as a disadvantage. The only disadvantage that I can see that you cannot hire so many people from outside with a lot of experience for your chassis or your suspension, because you cannot compare it.

“You need to find your own way. But by finding your own way, this can also make you very strong because on the days you are strong you are not easy to copy, so there is no sauce in that direction of changing these two basics.”