2012 KTM RC8 R Superike Preview — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2012 KTM RC8 R Superike | Preview

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When KTM released the RC8 R in the bike was direct competition to its rival, the Ducati 1098.

superbike continued progressing to new the Austrian machine gaining status after taking the German Superbike Championship.

And for KTM further revised its signature superbike, the RC8 R receiving some to the engine, transmission, suspension and The bike is also still in the RC8 R Race Spec, a full-on machine.

Starting with the 75-degree V-Twin, KTM added 100 of weight to the forged crankshaft for inertia, allowing for better distribution and smoother running. KTM enhanced the engine’s inertia by 25 through beefing up the flywheel a

KTM also revised the camshaft on the two overhead camshafts, updating to the same aggressive profile 8.5 to 6.5 degrees) offered in KTM’s Club Race specs Club Race kit basically a rider to turn the KTM RC8 R into a machine).

The four-valve RC8R to feature the twin-plug ignition “fires the two differently sized plugs in each cylinder independently of each other in a way that more efficient and a smoother, optimally controlled sequence are achieved at all times. The even more controllable lower fuel consumption and emissions.”

Feeding the 2012 KTM RC8 R is a fuel-injection system that twin throttle valves and a throttle body that has a ISC speed control) cam to allow airflow in the initial range of KTM also enhanced the 2012′s V2 revised fuel maps on Club Race specs.

The RC8R’s six-speed transmission was updated. KTM first added a that allows the ECU to help engine braking depending on the gear, killing the need for a clutch. KTM also redesigned the RC8 R’s drum to reduce weight and better shifting, and also stiffer aluminum gear linkage for more precise and easier adjustability.

Further to its “Ready to Race” adage, the RC8 R revised suspension settings and to the fork and shock. The front WP fork now has air chambers, up 110mm 80mm, and the WP rear monoshock has a rear-spring rate from 542 to 485 per square inch. KTM says “provides an improved setting for usage and improves daily comfort.”

The rear linkage eccentric has been revamped with a range of adjustment – 12mm.

the RC8 R are Brembo Monoblock four-piston, calipers squeezing two 320mm up front, and a two-piston fixed squeezing a single 220mm out back. The KTM superbike rolls on a rims, with a 3.5-inch front, and a 6-inch wide the bike arrives stock 120/70 ZR 17 (front) and 190/55 ZR 17 rubber.

As for other new highlights, KTM the RC8 R features a gear indicator in Street and Race mode – in two places: as a line under the RPM and as a display. The superbike also has and average fuel economy every 3 seconds.

KTM is offering the 2012 RC8 R in either a or black color scheme, LED lights surrounding the headlights. KTM hasn’t reported the MSRP as of writing, expect to pay around

2012 KTM RC8 R Specs:

Engine 2-cylinder, 4-…, V 75°

Displacement. cc

Bore/…: 105/69 mm

Power: 175 hp @ rpm

Torque: 93.7 lb-ft @ rpm

Starter/battery: Electric starter/12V

Transmission: 6 gears

Fuel Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm)


Lubrication. Pressure with 3 Eaton pumps

oil: Motorex, SAE 10W-50

drive: 40:76

Final 17:37

Cooling: Liquid cooling

Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically

Engine management/ignition: Keihin EMS

Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame,

Subframe: Aluminum

Handlebar: stump handlebar


Front WP-USD 43 mm

Rear suspension:

Suspension travel front/rear: mm

Front brake: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm

brake: Brembo two piston, caliper, brake disc Ø 220 mm

front/rear: Cast aluminum 3.50 x 17”; 6.00 x 17”

front/rear: 120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17

X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

Silencer: steel underfloor silencer regulated catalytic converter

head angle: 23.3°

Wheel base: 1,425 mm

clearance: 110 mm/4.3″

Seat 805/825 mm – 31.7″/ 32.5″

capacity: approx. 16.5 4.4gal – 3.5 litres/0.9gal reserve

(ready to race): approx. 184 kg / (without fuel)


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