When you watch the video and listen to KTM’s engine pull away from a slow corner, you can hear just a trace of an occasional burble, which suggests the engine isn’t yet reaching for the last inch-ounce of torque. Historically, when teams decide they need more power, they extend valve overlap a bit, and you can usually hear this as a degree of gargling off the bottom. It’s a sure bet that another KTM has been thoroughly flogged on the dyno, hour after hour, to discover all the embarrassing stuff nobody wants to learn on the track—cracking of major castings, dark streaks on connecting rod bearing shells, instability in cam drives, oil accumulating in forbidden place(s). KTM, in its press release, emphasizes that this project is in-house. No Ilmor, no Cosworth, no “ghostwriters” mentioned. Full local control.