The KTM 1190 RC8 is a sport bike manufactured by KTM. It has a 1,148 cc V-twin engine and is the Austrian manufacturer's first-ever Superbike design. The retailing price is US$19,498 in US market.
The first concept of the bike appeared in 2005, powered by the Super Duke 999 cc v-twin. The displacement was increased to 1,148 cc for the production version. The bike features a steel trellis frame with a cast aluminium seat subframe. The suspension uses high-end upside-down forks and an alloy, double-sided swingarm manufactured by WP, a KTM subsidiary. The bike comes in two colors, the traditional KTM orange and a white and black version.
At the launch of the RC8 superbike KTM announced it will race in the RC8 in the FIM Superstock championship in 2008. KTM's two year plan is to get the bike regularly on the podium in superstock before moving up to the Superbike World Championship. For 2009 the KTM RC8 Super Cup has been running as a one make support class at selected rounds of the British Superbike Championship, and in 2010 Redline KTM are competing in the newly formed BSB Evo class with rider James Edmeades.
|Engine Type||V Twin|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|Number Of Speeds||6|
|Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)||Chain|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire (Full Spec)||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire (Full Spec)||190/55 ZR17|
|Front Brake Type||Dual Hydraulic Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc|
|Wheelbase (in/mm)||56.3 / 1430|
|Fuel Capacity (gal/l)||4.4 / 16.5|