2009 KTM RC8
Sharper and lighter than anything that calls itself competition: 120 torque, 155 HP at 10,000 rpm and weighs less than 500lbs fully tanked. Nonetheless, thanks to innovative solutions and meticulous detail work, KTMs’ achieved unsurpassed rideability on the street and on the racetrack, in every situation of life or riding.
KTM on Friday introduced the KTM Superbike Team Germany that will contest the IDM Superbike series in 2009 onboard the brand new KTM 1190 RC8 R.
|Engine Type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|Engine Displacement||1148 cc|
|Bore Stroke||103 x 69 mm|
|Fuel System||Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm)|
|Starting System||Electric Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah|
|Transmission||6 gears, dog clutch engagement|
|Final Drive||X-ring 5/8 x 5/16"|
|Front Suspension||WP-USD Ø 43 mm, 4.7in travel|
|Rear Suspension||WP-Monoshock, 4.9in travel|
|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")|
|Fuel Capacity||4.36gal, 0.92 gal reserve|
|Dry Weight||405.6 lbs|
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