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2011 KTM RC8 Track | Euro Preview

2011 KTM 1190 Track

At the INTERMOT Cologne motorcycle show in Germany this past Tuesday, KTM unveiled a few European-only models, including the 2011 1190 RC8 R Track, a bike that’s intended just for what its name implies.

Sticking to their “Ready to Race” philosophy, KTM built a no-nonsense motorcycle. The RC8 R Track comes prepared to unleash all 180 horsepower from its V-twin; it lacks all street equipment, including mirrors, headlights, blinkers and even DOT tires.

The RC8R Track comes stock with Dunlop slicks, an Akrapovic EVO 4 exhaust, Brembo monobloc brakes, race mapping, quick shifter, and adjustable subframe, handlebars and footpegs.

In this not-street legal format, the unique twin represents a direct conversion of a commercially available Superbike that stems straight from the official KTM racing activities.

The RC8 R Track was fittingly presented at the show by two KTM factory racers Martin Bauer and Stefan Nebel, the riders who won the Manufacturers Title in the International German Championship on their 1190 RC8 R superbikes.

No price has been released, and it is still unknown if this superbike will be released in America.

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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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