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KTM RC8 R Articles
Garage Builder Revives KTM RC8 With 1290 Super Duke Engine
KTM won’t build it, but this guy will.
26 March 2020
$3,500 off 2011 KTM RC8 R
Word on the street is the KTM’s superbike isn’t selling. Not just here in the US, but worldwide. Need proof? The upgraded 2011 KTM RC8 R is a full $3,500 cheaper than last year’s model at a time when the Euro remains strong against the dollar. This new R serves double duty as a non-R replacement, it’s cheaper than that model too. Could the 180bhp v-twin now be a loss-leader for the company...
14 February 2011
2011 KTM RC8 R: design supremacy
Last week, we exclusively leaked the entire 2011 KTM model range, including the 2011 KTM RC8 R. Now we have more pictures of the updated superbike. While there are some minor mechanical changes intended to make the now more powerful RC8 easier to ride, the big changes here are the striking new graphics and these gorgeous new LED running lights. Update: video! Update 2: 44 high-res action photos ...
04 November 2010
Entire 2011 KTM model line up leaks
Oh hey, it’s all the 2011 KTMs, leaked a few days ahead of their official debut at EICMA. There’s only one significant new model, the KTM 350 EXC-F Factory, which is basically a motocross racer with lights that they’ll be dominating enduro with next year, but there’s new colors and minor tweaks for bikes like the 2011 KTM RC8 R too. Like most such things you read on Hell For Leather, we’...
29 October 2010
Skip Barber Superbike School goes all RC8
Photo: Michael Marino/Helix In-Car CameraThe Skip Barber Superbike School is ditching its KTM Super Dukes and Dukes in favor of an all KTM RC8 and RC8 R line up. Previously, students rotated time on the superbikes with sessions on the two nakeds. The switch to exclusively running the 155 and 180bhp RC8s is clearly a marketing effort -- Skip Barber has yet to fully sell-out a season of the year-...
09 April 2010
KTM enters the Isle of Man TT
For the first time ever, a KTM will be raced at the Isle of Man TT. Redline Motorcycles is entering a single KTM RC8 R in this year's Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races. The move marks a gradual escalation in KTM's road racing activities, it's currently fielding RC8 R's in Germany's IDM series and scuttle butt has it they could even run them in a couple SBK rounds this year. James Edmeades ...
24 February 2010
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