These are the first pictures of the new KTM LC8 Adventure flat tracker.
The 950cc twin was revealed in public for the first time at the Scioto Downs round of the U.S. Flat Track series on October 13 with rider Joe Kopp. The bike was kept in its stock bodywork for the demo laps. When it is raced, the bodywork will be replaced by competition parts.
Kopp rode a Harley-Davidson XR750 last season, but has enjoyed the new bike. He said " It’s got more motor at the top end than my Harley. " The KTM will also benefit from further development as opposed to the American bike, which is based around a 30-year-old design.
There are no plans to mass-market the flat-tracker at the moment, but it would be the ultimate toy if you had enough space in your garden for a dirt oval.
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