Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

While other sportsbike manufacturers are rushing to develop electronic rider aids (see page 2), KTM believes their new RC8R doesn't need them.

The heavily updated RC8R has 175bhp, 94lb.ft of torque, top of the range WP suspension, adjustable chassis and stunning looks – but no traction control or ABS.

Watch the video test below:  

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider