KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

Fine improvements for the orange hypersport appeared in 2013: refined electronic management and a more efficient anti-dribble clutch. She waits patiently for the next generation, without however untangling, her chassis being one of the most efficient of the moment.. In 2011, the RC-8R had gained 5 horses and half a mkg of torque in addition, more aggressive colors, the KTM RC8 R emerged from the weight room with new arguments to make. Must say that her title of German SBK champion 2010 had given her new desires.

That year, Katoche had plunged back into the heart of the 1190 cc to get more watts out. A new crankshaft took 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 had dropped by 4,000 euros in the operation. Enough to afford tires and fairings for the entire season. It is only at the level of the wheels that it annoys a little – the cast aluminum rims are heavier, which partly explains the weight gain of 3 kilos of the Katoche.

Its chassis was already formidable, allowing dazzling cornering speeds. With this additional potato, Mattighofen’s superbike came dangerously close (for Ducati) to the 1198. The Italian took a big lead with the 1199 and then 1299 Panigale – more technical, more powerful, and much more expensive.
At present, the RC8-R is no longer able to compete with the top of the category. To get up to speed, it would need 25 more horsepower and additional electronics (driving modes, traction control, sports ABS, etc.). The advantage is that it is one of the last hypersports to be driven roughly from the formwork. Your senses and your experience rule the RC8-R, not the microchips.

M.B – Manufacturer pictures,
Freeman G. – Mitterbauer H.

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    Performances

    Max speed:
    280 km / h

The technical aspect

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

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

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

  • Transmission
  • final by chain, command by dog ​​clutch
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1,195 cc
    (105 x 69 mm)
  • 173
    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 2015

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

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KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

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