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2011 KTM 1190 RC8R Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

See how the new and improved RC8R stacks up against the competition in the 2011 KTM RC8R Track Comparison review.

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2011 KTM RC8R Superbike Smackdown Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
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KTM’s RC8R’s chassis is more refined than last year.
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Test Editor Adam Waheed said that the RC8R was one of his favorite motorcycles to ride.
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Test Editor Waheed prepares to go out for Superpole.
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Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp never quite gelled with the RC8R which hurt it in its Superpole performance.
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Frankie Garcia on the other hand got along with it well.
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The 2011 KTM RC8R offers a much different riding experience as compared to any other sportbike on the market.
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The KTM RC8R’s chassis is more refined this year.
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Taller riders loved the roomy cockpit of the RC8R.
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The KTM RC8R recorded the highest g-force during max braking for Turn 1 at Chuckwalla.
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Rapp commented that the RC8R didn’t feel totally planted to him mid-corner.
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Waheed on the other hand got along better with the RC8R though he did note that it requires a slightly different kind of riding style compared to the other bikes.
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The ’11 KTM RC8R finally has the power to run with the big boys in the Superbike class.
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The 2011 KTM RC8R retails for $16,499.
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KTM’s RC8R offers tremendous bottom-end punch and leaps off corners.
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Test rider Frankie Garcia aboard the 2011 KTM RC8R.