2010 KTM RC8

2010 KTM RC8
MSRP $16,498

You know your abilities. And the abilities of your KTM RC8. You are ready to push yourself and your bike to your limits. To be one with your bike – in every second, every bend, and every situation. With this all-rounder, every single road belongs to you – so etch your tracks upon them!


2010 KTM RC8R First Ride

2010 KTM RC8R First Ride

For 2010 KTM imports the RC8R into the United States. This hopped-up version of its base model Superbike is said to be better in every way. MotoUSA jets up to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to find out.

Specifications
Year2010
ManufacturerKTM
ModelRC8
Engine Type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Engine Displacement1148cc
Bore Stroke103 mm x 69 mm
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemKeihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm (2.05"))
IgnitionElectronic
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6 gears, dog clutch engagement
Final DriveNA
Rake Trail66.7° 3.54 in.
Seat Height31.69 in.
Wheelbase56.30 in.
Front SuspensionWP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear SuspensionWP-Monoshock
Front Brake2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6")
Rear BrakeBrembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66")
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/55-17
Fuel Capacity4.36 gal. with 0.92 reserve
Dry Weight405.6 lbs.
MSRP16498

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2012 KTM RC8R Track Comparison

2012 KTM RC8R Track Comparison

KTM is attacking Superbike racing with its RC8R. But can it hang with the best from Japan and Europe?