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2012 KTM RC8R Superbike Street Smackdown Photo Gallery

MotoUSA put KTM’s 2012 RC8R to the test against its liter bike rivals. Read about it in the 2012 KTM RC8R Street Comparison review.

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The KTM RC8R has the most legroom in the 2012 Superbike class.
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The 2012 KTM RC8R is one of the coolest looking suberbikes on the planet.
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The 2012 KTM RC8R finishes sixth in our Superbike Smackdown IX Street.
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The 2012 KTM RC8R is rock solid in the corners.
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Keeping up with the pack takes aggressive riding on the 2012 KTM RC8R.
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The ride on the 2012 KTM RC8R is unique and takes some getting used to.
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If you can't wheelie the 2012 KTM RC8R then you can't wheelie anything.
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The 2012 KTM RC8R is the only superbike with a chromoly steel frame.
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The low-slung feeling of 2012 KTM RC8R makes dipping into a corner at speed a breeze.
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2012 KTM RC8R Dyno Chart
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2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Torque
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2012 Superbike Smackdown Horsepower
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The handlebar height and position can be adjusted easily on the 2012 KTM RC8R.
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We wanted more power out of the 2012 KTM RC8R.
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The 2012 KTM RC8R's gauges rated mid-pack.
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KTM's RC8R gets a handful of changes for 2012.