2011 Ktm rc8 — 158093

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2011 ktm rc8

Source: Motorcycle USA

the small European manufacturer has quite modest regarding the RC8R’s updates, simply them a few tweaks here, and there, the truth is within a lap at speed the bike felt a totally new and completely improved Quite refreshing, actually, as of the other manufacturer’s PR men would had an advertising field day to pimp “heavily updated” motorcycle. But of feeding us loads of PR spin, KTM to let the updated motorcycle do the talking – a but also bold move. At as long as the machine speaks the speed…

The RC8R gets a mechanical clutch for ’11 model.

A softer spring and updated damping allows the rear tire to into the pavement better.

The SportSmart tires are a step on the Pirelli Diablo SPs, a relatively vague front end and lacking any kind of solid end drive-grip when pushed at an pace:

The Lamborghini of sportbikes: KTM RC8R.

The thing I’ve always about the RC8R is its fantastic It’s a very slim with a fairly short position. The handlebars feature an stock bend and aren’t abnormally low.

Without a it is a ridiculously comfortable motorcycle to even at speed around the Having just had knee four weeks ago I don’t yet the dexterity to ride other but since the KTM offers so much in terms of footpeg placement, it it fairly easy for me to put in a fair of laps racetrack.

Power-wise, the engine felt it pumped out more torque last year’s bike. It revs pretty fast and vibrate anywhere near the ’10 which will be especially on the street. I also like how the pulls all the way to redline which is surprising considering its V-Twin configuration. Throttle response was which made it easy to get on the gas off the corner.

Overall engine felt like it could be on par Ducati’s 1198. The transmission great and the new slipper clutch is calibrated.

Next to increased amount of torque the biggest improvement I was in terms of handling. As before the is incredibly agile from The biggest problem with year’s bike was how it wouldn’t up off the corner during aggressive maneuvers. The rear end was so stiff the rear tire would spin.

And while it was really fun it exactly the quickest way to get around. The rear suspension allows the tire to mash down the pavement better instead of spinning atop. Front-to-rear balance was excellent which make the bike very to ride.


-Adam Waheed, Road Editor

Engine: 1195cc V-Twin, 8-valve

Bore x 105.0 x 69.0mm

Compression 13.5:1

Fuel Delivery: Keihin 52mm throttle

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Clutch: Wet hydraulic actuation

Front WP inverted, 43mm, fully TiAIN (Titanium Aluminum coated


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