News 2010 KTM 1190 RC8 R | Limited Editions

2010 KTM 1190 RC8 R | Limited Editions

1190 RC8 Limited Editions

KTM North America unveiled the two newest street models, the 2010 KTM 1190 RC8 R IDM Red Bull and 2010 KTM 1190 RC8 R Akrapovic Limited Editions, at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show December 4-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

After receiving positive reviews from the media following the successful launch at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in November, KTM is proud to show the bikes to the public during the Southern California IMS Tour.

2010 will mark the first year that KTM has brought the highly publicized 1190 RC8 R motorcycle to the United States. After a successful year in Europe, the bike will be sold to the US public in 2010 in its standard ‘R’ form as well as in two limited editions, the IDM Red Bull version and the Akrapovic version.

These KTM 1195cc, 75 º V-twin, 170hp ‘R’ model machines include a host of engine upgrades to fulfill the fantasy of most all track day riders. The engineers started with super light pistons and increased the compression ratio, reworked the combustion chamber, and added adjustable camshafts. Its chassis features a revised geometry, race spec suspension and adjustable pegs, shifter, sub frame and ride height.

Both 2010 KTM 1190 RC8 models come with a limited edition number plate, special edition body work, and an optional closed course race kit which includes an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, thinner head gaskets, improved air filter and a tool for adjusting the camshafts for race specifications. In addition, the two limited edition models have the KTM ‘R’ model upgrades including an orange powder-coated frame, carbon front fender and more.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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