KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

Five horses and half a mkg of torque more, more aggressive colors, the KTM RC8 R emerges from the weight room with new arguments to make. Must say that her title of German SBK champion gave her new desires.

Katoche plunged into the heart of the 1190 cc to get more watts out. A new crankshaft takes place as well as a double ignition. Double advantage: the twin is not only more powerful but also more fuel-efficient and less polluting. The suspension has been completely revised, with greater comfort for the pilot and more efficiency on the track. The gearbox control has also been improved and a new LED headlight gives the beast a more striking look. The price of the RC8-R is drastically reduced. However, KTM does not seem to offer a lower quality machine, on the contrary. But we’re not going to start complaining that a bike is cheaper, especially since it has dropped by 4,000 euros in the operation. Enough to afford tires and fairings for the entire season. It’s only at the level of the wheels that it bothers a little – the new cast aluminum rims are heavier, which partly explains the Katoche’s weight gain of 3 kilos..

Its chassis was already formidable, allowing dazzling cornering speeds. With this additional potato, the Mattighofen superbike comes dangerously close (for Ducati) to the 1198. For those only interested in the track, there is also in the catalog a Track version, more powerful, lighter, exclusively intended for the circuit and ready to go. run. The standard, less convincing RC8 disappears from the catalog.

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    Model marketed in

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    Performances

    Max speed:
    280 km / h

The technical aspect

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

  • Frame
  • Tank: 16.5 liters
  • Height: 1,100 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,425 mm
  • Dry weight: 185 kg
  • Train before

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

  • Transmission
  • final by chain, command by dog ​​clutch
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1,195 cc
    (105 x 69 mm)
  • 175
    ch
    at 10,250 rpm
  • 12.90 mkg
    at 8000 rpm

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filtration
braking
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KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

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KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2012

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