£7600 race kit for KTM RC8R

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KTM has released three different race kits for the 1190 RC8R for superbike, club racers and superstock racers.

Costs range from £2561 for the Club Race kit through to a whopping £7600 for the Superbike kit.

None are road legal but all have been developed by the KTM Racing Department.

KTM says: “The Club Race Kit is the perfect choice for ambitious trackday riders, but also for RC8R competitors in a range of amateur racing series.

"The power of the high performance V2 engine can be lifted a further 10bhp to 180bhp with very little effort.

"The use of a specially developed, high-quality Akrapovic EVO4 sports exhaust system together with an amended cylinder head gasket, specially tuned valve timing as well as the use of altered fuel injection mapping, all result in a significant increase in performance.

"Because this adaptation involves only a few changes and the construction of the engine is very well thought out, any official KTM dealer is able to make the Club Kit adaptations in just a few hours."

Superstock Kit

“The Superstock Engine Kit includes 14 different updates and is significantly more comprehensive.

"The kit, specially developed for the needs of the Superstock championship racer, lifts the performance of the engine even further and at the same time offers a whole range of optimisations and adaptations to facilitate easy maintenance and durability.

"All the modification parts in the Superstock Kit have been tested together with the RC8 Racing Development Team.”

Details: www.ktm.com

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter