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2011 KTM 1190 RC8R Track Smackdown Photo Gallery
All of our test riders like the KTM’s ergonomics which were second only to the Honda.
See how the new and improved RC8R stacks up against the competition in the
2011 KTM RC8R Track Comparison
2011 KTM RC8R Superbike Smackdown Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
KTM’s RC8R’s chassis is more refined than last year.
Test Editor Adam Waheed said that the RC8R was one of his favorite motorcycles to ride.
Test Editor Waheed prepares to go out for Superpole.
Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp never quite gelled with the RC8R which hurt it in its Superpole performance.
Frankie Garcia on the other hand got along with it well.
The 2011 KTM RC8R offers a much different riding experience as compared to any other sportbike on the market.
The KTM RC8R’s chassis is more refined this year.
Taller riders loved the roomy cockpit of the RC8R.
The KTM RC8R recorded the highest g-force during max braking for Turn 1 at Chuckwalla.
Rapp commented that the RC8R didn’t feel totally planted to him mid-corner.
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.
The ’11 KTM RC8R finally has the power to run with the big boys in the Superbike class.
The 2011 KTM RC8R retails for $16,499.
KTM’s RC8R offers tremendous bottom-end punch and leaps off corners.
Test rider Frankie Garcia aboard the 2011 KTM RC8R.
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