Under the Skin of a KTM RC8 R-Powered Sidecar Racer News

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Under the Skin of a KTM RC8 R-Powered Racer

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If you’ve never seen a race, you’d be amazed at how it is from motorcycle racing. Not do you have some entirely physics at work with the wheel, you also have a sprawled over the chassis the rider, sticking his body out to side at lean angles would make Marc break a sweat. Check out the after the jump to see for yourself.

Take a look under the of a sidecar racer and you’ll see how different it is from most forms of motorcycle racing. s official blog posted a on German IDM racers Josef and Stefan Trautner who are racing the season in a sidecar powered by a engine from a KTM RC8 R . The post a rare look at the chassis and of their sidecar racer.

Last season, Sattler and raced with a Suzuki inline-four engine, by far the most powerplant in the series, used by than 70% of the field. This the team decided to switch to the RC8 R as the lone KTM-powered sidecar in the series. Upgraded with from KTM’s superstock the engine claims an output of which KTM says should the 533-pound sidecar to a top speed of 155 mph and 168 mph depending on the track and gearing.


The V-Twin engine is mounted in a and bonded aluminum chassis German firm RSR Sidecars other teams use the LCR chassis). of its fairing, Sattler and Trautner’s looks like a cross a streamliner motorcycle and an open racecar. The thick Formula 3 only heighten that

All of the other sidecar teams use four engines but Sattler switching to a Twin wasn’t as as originally thought. One benefit is the useable rev range from rpm compared to 8000-13000 rpm with the engine, though the team lose a bit off the top end.

“Actually, the fits even better a four. The swap was done quickly and we are totally satisfied the performance,” says Sattler. power character of the engine is and suits us very well; we are a bit of an advantage with acceleration! at the end of very long straights we off a bit … then you wish to have 10 to more.”

Last season, Sattler and finished fifth in the IDM Sidecar with a single podium in races in just their year of competition. This the team is hoping to finish in the top

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