News 2011 KTM RC8 R | Quick Look

2011 KTM RC8 R | Quick Look

2011 KTM Motorcycle

The bike of choice at the now-defunct Skip Barber Superbike School, the KTM RC8 R is an alternative choice for those looking for a high- performance V-twin superbike.

A consistent winner in the IDM Series (German International Superbike), this motorcycle is something of a sleeper in America.

WP suspension adds to the bike’s unique character. With the RC8 R doing duty on both the track and street, KTM markets a track-only version of the bike, the 1190 RC8 R Race Spec-that eschews street equipment and shaves 29 pounds off the road-going version.

2011 KTM RC8 R Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 105mm x 69mm
  • COMP. RATIO: N/A
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • DOHC V-twin 105mm x 69mm
  • WHEELBASE: 56.1 inches
  • RAKE: 23.3 degrees
  • DRY WEIGHT: 410 pounds
  • PRICE: $16,999

For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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