2012 KTM 1190 RC8 R First Ride — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2012 KTM Superbike Review

a recent Dunlop tire at the Rockingham circuit in England, I was to perform some laps the 2012 KTM RC8 1190 R.

The latest and incarnation of KTM’s 1190 the 2012 model features a 173-horsepower version of the 1195cc This is a three-horsepower increase to the last RC8 I tested, but besides the horsepower gains, engine and fueling is also much

First the looks; KTM’s in Austria is far from India, but the KTM 1190 RC8 R radiates the same stance of a tiger with its and orange paint. And our test had a front racing fairing, even more of an aggressive Among a sea of GSX-R and R6 sportbikes at the tire test, the new RC8 R certainly out.

Apart from our test having a race front and the mirrors and blinkers removed, the RC8 R is a legal street machine. But it finds home on the track, and it was to notice that the 2012 RC8 R is a better track tool the previous model. Without a the engine provides hard and acceleration while being than a tiger cub in the midrange.

The injection and throttle response is now on par the best superbikes, which in case must be the Ducati SP, as the 1199 Panigale is a far different Power to weight figures quite favor the RC8 R orange though, as the Ducati 1198 SP is lighter (and much expensive). Forget about the and the KTM RC8 1190 R is a fantastic sportbike great adjustability in the ergonomic and a fine chassis to hold it all

In the rain it was easy to feed revs in to get drive out of the corners spinning wildly even as the big superbike has no traction control or any electronics.

If you are one of those riders owned a Ducati 999, TL 1000 S or R, Aprilia RSV Mille or RC51 back in the day, the RC8 R is the ultimate version of all those and the engine is pretty much the one the Mille would feature if Aprilia hadn’t gone the V4 If you look upon the RC8 in light of the control era, then KTM has the superbike to offer.

Due to the wet conditions, I wasn’t allowed to the RC8 R around Rockingham as hard as I too, even though bone in my body ached to do so. I am limited about what I can say the handling at high speed, but I’m not one to any opportunity. I did chuck the orange hard into Rockingham’s Tarzan a couple of times enough room in front of me to at achieve maximum acceleration out of the and on to the start finish straight.

During these quick the bike handles optimally.

The radial caliper brakes are powerful, but like the high-speed I didn’t get to test them enough. As for the ergonomics, they perfect for my frame and I wouldn’t taking the RC8 1190 R out on a longer But if I did, the 4.3-gallon fuel would be the biggest hindrance…I it’s time for KTM to offer a sport touring machine the 1190 as basis.

2012 KTM RC8 R Conclusion

The KTM RC8 1190 R is a fantastic for the roads, and is now miles better on the This new track performance was helped a lot by KTM’s IDM (German championship) racing program.

KTM 1190 RC8

The 2012 KTM 1190 RC8 R is not the most it’s not the lightest, and it’s not the but it doesn’t matter because more than adequate in all Not just a small improvement the 2010 model makes the new RC8 R the “old school” V-twin

2012 KTM RC8 1190 R Positives/Negatives

+ new throttle response and fueling

+ ergonomics for taller riders

+ V75 with a proper punch

Not tested it hard enough for a minus really but it would be the of traction control and such which to some doesn’t at all

— Small fuel

Photography: Danielle Boxall

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