KTM RC8 to launch next week

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KTM will launch the new RC8 superbike next week in its final production form – a whole four years on from the concept motorcycle’s first appearance.

The teasing shot of the new KTM motorcycles’s dashboard reveals a rider’s eye view of the motorcycle, which looks like no other from this angle. Just like the original KTM concept, it sticks with a near flat screen, although for some reason the motorcycle shown doesn’t appear to have any mirrors.

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The simple, race-style dash reveals a 10,000rpm rev counter, plus multi-function displays, with a trip-counter that shows not only distance but also time and average speed. A large shift light dominates the top of the display, while warning messages are cycled at the bottom.

See full details of the new KTM RC8 motorcycle in MCN, out October 31, 2007.

Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis