KTM 1190 RC8 R

Discussion in 'Trucks and Motorcycles' started by DownwardSpiral, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. #1 DownwardSpiral, Jun 23, 2010
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    What do you guys think?

    This 75° V-twin 1195cc displacement motorcycle produces 170hp and 90.7 lb-ft of torque and delivers this smooth, linear power even under extreme acceleration. The camshafts feature adjustable valve timing for racing modifications and tuning potential. The RC8 R has a brand new gearbox for significantly faster, smoother and easier gear changes.

    The RC8 R spec chassis stands out with its super light orange powder coated chromoly trellis style frame that uses the engine as a stressed member. The chassis is supported on the front with 43mm USD WP forks that are fully adjustable with TiAIN coated inner tubes for reduced stiction. The black swing arm and subframe are supported with the WP fully adjustable race spec rear shock that also features TiAIN coating on the shock rod. The rear ride height is easily changed with up to 12mm adjustment. The RC8 R features industry leading Brembo monobloc radially mounted front brakes and superlight 17” Marchesini forged front and rear wheels equipped with super-sporty Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP lightweight tires. Further chassis highlights include: a reinforced stainless steel underfloor silencer with heat-coated header pipe, ultra-light carbon front fender and a CNC machined top triple clamp saves weight and adds to this bikes top level appearance. This bike is adjustable in many ways starting with two different handlebar and foot peg settings, adjustable rear subframe which allows seat height adjustments from 805mm to 825mm, 12mm of rear shock linkage adjustments (ride height), plus clutch, brake, rear brake pedal and shifter lever and linkage adjustability. It comes standard with an electronically coded key to deter theft, rear stand spools and quick change license plate and turn signal assembly, mirrors, passenger seat and adjustable footpegs and clip-ons for street to track conversion. The weight of this “Ready to Race” machine is 401.2 lbs (without fuel).

    Engine type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
    Displacement: 1195 cc
    Bore x stroke: 105 x 69 mm (4.13 x 2.72")
    Performance (homologated): 125 kW @ 10250 rpm
    Max. torque: 123 Nm @ 8000 rpm
    Compression ratio: 13.5:1
    Starter/Battery: Electric Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah
    Transmission: 6 gears, dog clutch engagement
    Fuel Mixture Generation: Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm (2.05"))
    Control: 4 V/DOHC
    Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
    Engine lubrication: Motorex, SAE 10W-50
    Primary drive: 40:76
    Final drive: 17:37
    Cooling: Liquid cooled
    Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
    Motor Management: Keihin EMS

    Frame: Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
    Subframe: Aluminium
    Handlebar: Aluminium stump handlebar
    Front suspension: WP-USD Ø 43 mm
    Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock
    Suspension travel front/rear: 120/120 mm (4.7 / 4.7")
    Front brake: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6")
    Rear brake: Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66")
    Rims, front/rear: Cast aluminium wheels 3.5 x 17"; 6 x 17"
    Tires, front/rear: 120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17
    Chain: X-ring 5/8 x 5/16"
    Main silencer: Stainless steel underfloor silencer with regulated catalytic converter
    Steering head angle: 66.7°
    Trail: 97 mm (3.82")
    Wheel base: 1425 mm (56.10")
    Ground clearance (unloaded): 110 mm (4.33")
    Seat height: 805/825 mm (31.69/32.48")
    Tank capacity: approx. 16.5 liters/3.5 liters reserve (4.36/0.92 gal)
    Weight (no fuel): approx. 182 kg (405.23 lbs)

  2. Pretty hot, do they sell it here in the lad of the free?
  3. One of the best looking motorcycles in production.
  4. I know shit about sport bikes, but that one looks freaking hot.
  5. More RC8 pics.
  6. Not uploading...
  7. want a ktm supermto
  8. #9 RLQ, Jun 25, 2010
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  9. #10 mayorof mexico, Jun 25, 2010
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  10. Duke 1098r please
  11. imo one the hottest bikes on the market. love it!
  13. It's ugly.
  14. Don't like it at all, the front is way too upright.
  15. Why dont these guys use the BMW engines? They are owned by BMW right?
  16. no , they are austrian , but they have a partnership with polaris or something
  17. mmm think the polaris relationship has dissolved , they are 40% (just under ) owned by Bajaj some indian small engine co. they have something to do with asia distribution too ..
  18. #19 1812Sith, Nov 13, 2010
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  19. #20 RLQ, Nov 13, 2010
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  20. If I had my pick of bikes from that group I'd probably pick the Honda, but maybe riding them would change my mind.
  21. The Honda cloud claim victory with some testers. So you are not alone. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

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