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2014 KTM 1190 RC8 R RACE SPEC — Contact Dealer for Pricing

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2014 KTM 1190 RC8 R RACE SPEC


A strictly limited number of bikes for those who want to use their 1190 RC8 R exclusively on the racetrack. Factory-homologated for Superstock and built to be "ready to race" by the KTM Racing Division, with all the goodies from the KTM PowerParts range that make the potential for race success even greater. And equipped, of course, with everything that makes the KTM superbike so successful — crowned with the IDM manufacturer's title 2010. A power pack like no other.

Features May Include:
  • With its 129 kW (173 hp) of power, the V2 on the KTM RC8 R can be considered as the measure of all things for ultra-sporty twins, with maximum performance, predictable characteristics and high reliability. The KTM engine impresses with an extremely broad rev range and spontaneous throttle response, while supplying supreme ride quality.

  • Saves power, helps in slides: The new slipper clutch not only opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you open up the throttle. The former prevents annoying rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with the little finger – which saves energy when riding.

  • The electronic Keihin engine management system with twin throttle valves regulates the modern electronic fuel injection system on the KTM RC8 R, focussing on maximum power with predictable power development and spontaneous responsiveness with precisely controllable throttle response.

  • The intricately made light alloy swingarm makes a significant contribution to the outstanding traction of the RC8 R. The position of the swingarm can be adjusted by means of an eccentric on the lever linkage. In this way, compression can be minimised and squatting prevented when accelerating out of corners.

  • The progressiveness of the linkage provides the shock absorber with refined responsiveness and still with sufficient reserves at peak loads. The position of the swingarm can be adjusted to the rider's riding style and weight on the easily accessible eccentric adjuster on the linkage, and squatting on acceleration prevented.

  • The KTM RC8 R not only offers extraordinarily relaxed ergonomics for all its supreme sportiness, but also more ergonomic setting options than any other series production superbike. Footrests: two heights, each with two positional variants. Foot levers: variable lever operating angle and lever length. Seat: two heights. Hand levers: variable. Handlebar: two heights and two angles.

  • The sophisticated internal mechanism of the WP shock absorber on the RC8 R completely isolates the rebound damping from the compression stage, so that they can each be adjusted independently of one another. The compression damping can also be set for high speed and low speed. The suspension set-up range extends comfortably to racing conditions.

  • The lightweight, Marchesini, aluminium die-cast wheels on the KTM RC8 R are fitted with Continental Sport Attack II tyres. These top-quality tyres provide outstanding ride characteristics and endless grip, whether on a wet country road or a scorching hot racetrack. With a decent service life, they support the unique qualities of the KTM chassis at all times.


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    2014 KTM 1190 RC8 R RACE SPEC
    Year 2014
    Manufacturer KTM
    Model Name 1190 RC8 R
    Trim Name RACE SPEC
    Generic Type (Primary) Sport
    Engine 2-cylinder 4-stroke Otto motor, 75° V arrangement, water-cooled
    Displacement 1,195 cm³ (72.92 cu in)
    Bore 105 mm (4.13 in)
    Stroke 69 mm (2.72 in)
    Engine Power 132 kW (177 hp)
    Starter Electric starter
    Transmission 6-speed claw gears
    Lubrication Dry sump lubrication system with three rotor pumps
    Gear Ratio (Primary) 40:76
    Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 17:38
    Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
    Clutch Multi-disc clutch in oilbath / hydraulically operated
    Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment
    Frame Type Lattice frame made of chromium molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
    Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4354
    Shock Absorber WP Suspension 4618 DACC
    Front Suspension 120 mm (4.72 in)
    Rear Suspension 120 mm (4.72 in)
    Front braking system Twin floating disc with radial mount, 4-piston calipers
    Rear braking system Single non-floating disc with 2 piston brake caliper
    Brake Disc Diameter, Front 320 mm (12.6 in)
    Brake Disc Diameter, Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
    Chain Type 5/8 x 1/4” (520) X-ring
    Steering 66.7°
    Wheelbase 1,425 mm (56.1 in)
    Ground Clearance 110 mm (4.33 in)
    Seat Height, Unladen 845 mm (33.27 in)
    Fuel Capacity 16.5 l (4.36 US gal) Super unleaded (ROZ 100)
    Dry Weight 173 kg (381 lb.)