Rennie was on an Aprilia Hammerhead for his record breaking win. Rennie rode the previous years on the KTM 1st and a 2nd. Chris Fillmore was over 7 seconds ahead on the Ducati when he crashed. Hey theres a good youtube video from Rennie Scaybrook on the new 2020 1290R, he loves it and raves about the changes. Worth watching for those considering the new beast.The SDR was more like riding a giant dirt bike and that is what made it so much fun..-jimjames
This. Of course, manufacturers always want bragging rights.
I've seen the Pikes Peak vids and talked to Chris Fillmore. Lets not forget he still owns the middleweight and lightweight records, but the heavyweight record is now held by ex-teammate Rennie Scaysbrook on a Ducati V4. And that Scaysbrook said the late Carlin Dunne was 5 seconds faster than him on the same machine. If they ever run up the mountain again, I'm sure KTM would like a chance at a clean sweep. The new SDR looks to be an improvement, but is it enough to beat Ducati?