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By Ketan Patel


2009 KTM 1190 RC8 R

The KTM RC8 was already the most impressive all-new litre-class superbike launched in recent years, and for 2009, KTM have upped the ante with a higher performance version Ė the 1190 RC8 R.

With its new Keihin engine management system, the RC8 Rís 1195cc v-twin has been tweaked to produce 165bhp at 10,250rpm and 123Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. And for those who want still more, KTM are offering an optional racing kit thatíll boost power to 180bhp. With its new orange-black-and-white paintjob, high-spec fully adjustable WP suspension, Brembo brakes and lightweight cast aluminium wheels, the RC8 R weighs 183kg dry, and looks flat out fantastic.

KTM RC8 R

 

Sharper and lighter than anything that calls itself competition: 123 Nm torque, 170 HP at 10,250 rpm and withs less than 200 kilos fully tanked.

Nonetheless, thanks to innovative solutions and meticulous detail work, we've achieved unsurpassed rideability - on the street and on the racetrack, in every situation - of life or riding.

 

ENGINE :

 

Engine type

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

Displacement

1195 cc

Bore x stroke

105 x 69 mm (4.13 x 2.72")

Performance (homologated)

125 kW @ 10250 rpm

Max. torque

123 Nm @ 8000 rpm

Compression ratio

13.5:1

Starter/Battery

Electric Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah

Transmission

6 gears, dog clutch engagement

Fuel Mixture Generation

Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm (2.05"))

Control

4 V/DOHC

Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps

Engine lubrication

Motorex, SAE 10W-50

Primary drive

40:76

Final drive

17:37

Cooling

Liquid cooled

Clutch

Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically

Motor Management

Keihin EMS

 

CHASSIS :

 

Frame

Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated

Subframe

Aluminium

Handlebar

Aluminium stump handlebar

Front suspension

WP-USD Ø 43 mm

Rear suspension

WP-Monoshock

Suspension travel front/rear

120/120 mm (4.7 / 4.7")

Front brake

2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6")

Rear brake

Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66")

Rims, front/rear

Cast aluminium wheels 3.5 x 17"; 6 x 17"

Tires, front/rear

120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17

Chain

X-ring 5/8 x 5/16"

Main silencer

Stainless steel underfloor silencer with regulated catalytic converter

Steering head angle

66.7°

Trail

97 mm (3.82")

Wheel base

1425 mm (56.10")

Ground clearance (unloaded)

110 mm (4.33")

Seat height

805/825 mm (31.69/32.48")

Tank capacity

approx. 16.5 liters/3.5 liters reserve (4.36/0.92 gal)

Weight (no fuel)

approx. 182 kg (405.23 lbs)

 

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