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2011 KTM RC8R gets smoother and slicker

KTM is giving the RC8R its first significant update for 2011, with engine, suspension and cosmetic tweaks. The changes are intended to make the RC8R more competitive against revamped opposition such as the 1198S – making it a more attractive proposition to new buyers, rather than a must-have new model for owners of the old bike. The key change is a...

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  • Posted 4 years ago (08 November 2010 16:55)

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Dec 02

Posts: 50


We like the lumpy, rough edged power delivery! It's called character. A Tiger wouldn't be a Tiger if you took it's teeth away. Why not sort out the nuts n bolts on brake discs, rear sprocket,  fork legs, ends of brake hoses etc. Stainless steel or titanium would be nice! Mine are an embarassment. Come on KTM?

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

Best looking sports bike ever made in my opinion. That black and orange version is just awesome.

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Aug 02

Posts: 441

snave says:

Infinite Charlie

Quick solution for the corroding fasteners - paint them with a tyre pen. Takes minutes, reapply whenever necessary and lasts long enough that it can see you through a winter. And you can have many different colours.

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Apr 10

Posts: 35

jono916 says:

im not sure

Im not really sure about the fairing on the front end, for me it doesn't look quite right. I looks like a big block around the front wheel and makes i look a bit old(that picture of the white one does it no favours), that being said thats my opinion and too be honest i wouldn't say no to one.

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Feb 09

Posts: 41

I think the styling of this bike is superb. I love the angular lines on the body work. Makes it look stealthy. I agree with speedo007, that black and orange colour way is just plain awesome.

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Nov 10

Posts: 1

asmell says:

Err, the RC8 has always had an eccentric rear ride height adjuster...

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Mar 09

Posts: 53

flasharri says:


Please, nice looking bike. Would be the only sports bike I'd be interested in.

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Anonymous  says:

teh lame

I hope it's more impressive performance wise as compared to the previous R model.  I test rode one at Fonatana during a track day and was very dissappointed with the top end.  I could barely pull 160mph down the front when most liter bikes that i've ridden at Fontan will pull 180 no problem.

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Feb 10

Posts: 394


Here is the news.......

Given that KTM have been foraging into the big bike market for only the last couple of years properly,i think they get a hard time up against the likes of the established bravado's.,Ducati,Yamaha,Bmw,etc.

The RC8R is an innovative design and i'm sure it can only get better.Lets just hope they don't spoil it along the way though ey!?

Now then,KTM,i've given you a good write up,where's my free bike for life.......


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