- KTM RC 8C limited to just 100 units world wide
- Designed exclusively for track-use only
- Uses 890 Duke R-sourced engine
KTM has unveiled its limited-edition motorcycle, the RC 8C. This new middleweight motorcycle will be limited to just 100 units worldwide, and it has been exclusively developed for the racetrack use only.
The new KTM RC 8C is built around a bespoke steel tubular chassis and it uses an 890 Duke R-sourced LC8c engine. The RC 8C will allow customers the opportunity to own a motorcycle that is as close to a factory race bike as possible. At the same time, the company says that this motorcycle will not need a specialist race team to maintain it. The KTM RC 8C is a completely hand-built motorcycle and is powered by a high-torque production engine to allow for easy maintenance.
The motorcycle uses KTM RC16-inspired carbon Kevlar-reinforced GRP bodywork. The middleweight model gets aerodynamic winglets for added downforce, a full-fairing design, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs, and an Akrapovic exhaust system. Other features include a quick-release tank and body panels, AIM MXS 1.2 RACE dashboard and data logger with integrated GPS function, a five-inch TFT display with integrated data recording, lightweight Dymag wheels, and Pirelli SC1 race slick tyres.
The 889cc, liquid-cooled, eight-valve, parallel-twin engine makes 126bhp of power. The hardware on the motorcycle comprises 43mm WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge front forks and a WP APEX PRO 7746 rear mono-shock to handle the suspension duties. The braking setup includes twin 290mm discs with Brembo Stylema callipers at the front and a single 230mm rotor with a Brembo two-piston calliper at the rear. The KTM RC 8C is also fitted with a Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder.