Buyer Guide: KTM RC8 — Road Tests: Used — Visordown

12 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Buyer Guide: KTM RC8 — Road Tests: Used — Visordown отключены

Buyer Guide: KTM RC8


The 2009 RC8R has significant changes compared to the RC8. The engine bore’s 2mm taking capacity from to 1195ccs and power is up 11bhp and by about 4ftlb as a result. aluminium wheels have replaced with lighter ones. There’s subtle to the chassis too rear suspension reduced 5mm, trail 6mm and wheelbase is reduced by 5mm.

Overall weight’s down by


It’d be relatively to make a 2008 bike a for the new 2009 model. A full and power commander should the smaller engine’s output the larger ones. A set of lightweight (there’s three sets from £1,525 to £2,533 in own Power Parts catalogue) make up for the slightly lighter on the new bike plus those chassis changes.

That would cost £3,000 in total though so, again, a simple gearing would be better value.


The problems on the RC8 are mainly niggles. can mist up, paint can flake off tanks and elsewhere. Some think the earliest machines are likely to suffer these and problems, so ex-dealer demo may be best avoided for that The two main criticisms of the bike are the and fuel injection both are as smooth as the Himalayas. These from bike to bike, so worth a test ride.

Some riders prefer a machine and KTM do make them way deliberately. There’s loads of on how to improve the fuelling but a Power and custom map should make a big The gearbox is easier to fully fix KTM fit a handful of fairly minor which eliminate false and makes shifting smoother.

Prices of the used bike are reasonable compared to new list. The a bike which was massively but quite a few owners sold up relatively small mileages, as they were put off by the gearbox and or maybe as it’s a very machine — one which best when ridden all the time. The bike only in 2008 and early higher examples fetch about to £7,000.

New 2008 bikes can be had for £8,999 or so don’t pay OTT for anything used.

is something to bear in mind. A one is due every 4,500 miles and the with valve clearances is 9,000 miles. The first 600 service is a biggy with too, so be wary of any very low bargains or factor in £250- for that first service.

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "KTM":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.