Monday, April 07, 2008

Face-off: KTM RC8 vs Yamaha R1


The KTM RC8 vs the Yamaha R1? Bring it on!!

Pics: Motorevue

In their latest issue, French magazine Motorevue would be doing a full-blown shootout between the hot new KTM 1190 RC8 and the mighty Yamaha R1. Pitting French-spec (?) 100bhp versions of the two machines against each other, Motorevue came to the conclusion that while the R1 remains unbeaten for top speed, the RC8 holds many advantages over the Japanese bike. According to MR, the RC8 has less demanding ergonomics, is more stable at high speeds, offers more cornering precision, and that its wonderfully unconventional styling has more ‘character.’

Here are Motorevue's figures for the two bikes:

KTM 1190 RC8
Top speed: >230km/h
Power: 104.9bhp (measured at the crank)
Dry weight: 188kg
Price: 16,250 euros

Yamaha YZF R1
Top speed: >230km/h
Power: 114bhp (measured at the crank)
Dry weight: 172kg
Price: 13,590 euros

So it does look like Italy & Japan Inc had better watch out – the RC8 will soon be kicking some arse…!

Also see:
Yamaha R1 vs Yamaha FZR750RR OW01!
Ducati 1098 vs Lamborghini Gallardo...
1974 MV Agusta 500 vs 2007 Ducati GP7!
2007 vs 2008 Kawasaki ZZR1400
2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R vs Yamaha R1!
BMW R1200GS Adventure vs KTM 990 Adventure...
The world's fastest bike vs the world's fastest man!

External links:
Here's why we like the Segway all over again...
The biggest, most awesome bike collection in the world!!!
Bored with bikes? Here's how you can still have fun! (NSFW)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

French law does not allow a motorcycle to be more powerful than 100 HP at the wheel (106 HP at the crank)

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