Sunday, 9 January 2011

KTM RC8 1190 Superbike - KTM Motorcycles

KTM RC8 or KTM 1190 RC8 is one of the best line-up superbike model from KTM Motorcycles. This bike (KTM RC8) has powerful sportbike series from KTM with 1,148cc of engine capacity, 4 valve per cylinder, DOHC, and liquid cooled, more than 1000cc of KTM RC8 can make this bike run fast and also great performance, wahat about the real power of KTM 1190 RC8 power? well it's around 113 kW (152 hp) @ 10000 rpm and torque 120 N·m (88.5 lb·ft) @ 8000 rpm.. it's awesome bike right?
Picture of KTM RC8 Design and model from KTM Motorcycles official website
KTM RC8 superbike
I actually, do not know much about this bike, obviously, I am as a motorcycle rider, very interested about KTM RC8 1190 Superbike, try you notice, this bike is very unique, different from other motorcycles, KTM rc8 design is very attractive, I love this bike. From the history of KTM rc8, this motorcycle has follow some kind of race, before going into WSBK, KTM rc8 also follow FIM Superstock championship in 2008, and then in 2009 the KTM RC8 Super Cup has been running as a one make support classes at selected Rounds of the British Superbike Championship, and in 2010 Redline KTM are competing in the newly formed Evo BSB rider class with James Edmeades

Here is basic engine information of KTM 1190 RC8 Specs :
4-stroke, V-twin 75° 1,148 cc (70.1 cu in) bore/stroke: 103 mm (4.1 in) / 69 mm (2.7 in)
4 valve per cylinder DOHC, liquid cooled
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Power 113 kW (152 hp) @ 10000 rpm
Torque 120 N·m (88.5 lb·ft) @ 8000 rpm
Transmission 6 gears
Frame type Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Front: WP USD 43 mm (1.7 in)
Rear: WP Monoshock
Front: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (13 in)
Rear: Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.7 in)
Tires Front: 120 / 70 ZR 17
Rear: 190 / 55 ZR 17
Rake, Trail 90 mm (3.5 in) / 92 mm (3.6 in)
Wheelbase 1,430 mm (56 in)
Seat height 805 mm (31.7 in) / 825 mm (32.5 in)
Weight 184 kg (410 lb) (dry)
200.5 kg (442 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 16.5 l (3.6 imp gal; 4.4 US gal)
(specs and reference from Wikipedia)

Well, KTM RC8 is powerful and fast enough for dream biker, nice design, cool design, extra powerful engine performance, KTM RC8 is one of my favorite motorcycles series from KTM.. great bike from KTM Motorcycles.


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