Tuesday, October 02, 2012

2013 KTM RC8 R, RC8R Track unveiled at the Intermot

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We like the 2013 KTM RC8 R and we think it still looks cool, but can it really survive in the face of newer, faster bikes like the Ducati Panigale and BMW HP4?

KTM have unveiled the latest iteration of their V-twin superbike, the 2013 RC8 R – at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The bike features some updates to its Keihin engine management system which results in improved power delivery, a new slipper clutch and retuned suspension for more precise, stable handling.

KTM have also unveiled the latest version of the RC8 R Track, which is of course for racetrack use only. The bike has done well for itself in the past, in the IDM German superbike series. With 180 horsepower on tap, it’s a serious track tool for professional racers and/or committed trackday enthusiasts. “Leave the shop and lay down the fastest lap of the trackday without any conversions, with the possible exception of a stop-over at the painter’s for your sponsor’s colour scheme,” claim KTM and that’s pretty much how it must have been, before machines like the Panigale and the HP4 came along...

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