KTM finally unveiled its mysterious track bike, the limited-edition RC 8C, in collaboration with Kramer Motorcycles.
According to KTM, the RC 8C allows new riders to enjoy a motorcycle similar to a race bike without having a specialized team for maintenance and tuning.
When they said the RC 8C is similar to a race bike, they meant it, especially when the carbon-reinforced fibreglass superstructures is heavily inspired by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MotoGP RC16 and only weighs 140 kilograms (that’s 26 kg lighter than the Yamaha YZF-R25)!
Underneath that vibrant-orange panel sits an 889cc parallel-twin LC8 DOHC with eight-valve (taken from the 890 Duke R) strategically place in a specially designed 25CrMo4 tubular steel frame and capable of producing 128hp.
The RC 8C gets a 43mm WP Apex Pro 7545 with a handmade closed cartridge front fork assembled by the same team responsible for making and maintaining the suspension of the RC16.
Meanwhile, the rear is managed by a WP APEX PRO 7746 monoshock equipped with separate compression and rebound adjustments to make the bike suits the need of every race-track on the planet.
Other exciting features include:
- 16L tank
- Dymag forged wheels with Pirelli SC1 slick tires
- pair of Brembo Stylema callipers
- 290mm floating disc at the front
- 230mm floating disc at the rear
- Brembo 19RCS Corsa Corta radial brake pump
- Akrapovic titanium exhaust
The RC 8C also comes with an AIM MXS 1.2 RACE instrument cluster and a parameter recording device with an integrated GPS function, allowing riders to access data recording that can be analyzed in real-time in the pit with AIM Race Studio software.
While you might feel excited about the specs, we need to clarify that the exclusive race bike comes with a hefty price tag of GBP30,999 (RM178k).
Moreover, KTM only made 100 units of these bad boys, so you have to be quick if you plan to see yourself on the track with the most orange bike you can get on the planet. Just make sure you have a GBP2,500 (RM14k) for a deposit first.