KTM came out swinging when they decided to create their first supersport machine. The RC8 featured a 1,195cc V-Twin engine that put out 170 horsepower and a surprising amount of adjustability – both levers, the bars, subframe/seat, pegs, shifter, brake pedal, and ride height.
It initially debuted in 2008, but a year later they offered the RC8R, which came with several upgrades including forged Marchesini alloy wheels, shorter wheelbase, more power (180 hp), carbon fiber front fender, orange powder-coated frame, WP suspension, and radially-mounted Brembo monobloc calipers.
2010 was the first year that Americans got their chance to officially purchase the Austrian sportbike, and that year, KTM also offered up two limited editions: the IDM Red Bull edition as well as an Akrapovic edition.
Both Limited Editions stood out from the base model with special bodywork, a limited edition number plate on the top triple, and an optional “Club Race Kit” which included an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, thinner head gaskets, improved air filter and a tool for adjusting the camshafts.
Manufactured in February of 2010, this example (VIN: VBKVR9408AM969919) is #14 of the 25 Akrapovic Editions. The seller bought it from us in June of 2019.
The odometer shows 2,143 miles.
The seller provided an invoice from 11/19 at TEK Moto Performance in Chico, California for:
Rottweiler Performance intake and RapidBike Racing unit with quickshifter sensor/heim joints and YouTune (launch control, engine braking control, traction control).
Brembo RCS19 Corsa Corta front brake and clutch master cylinders, filled with Motul RBF600.
Vesrah brake pads.
Cox radiator guard.
Puig Racing windscreen.
The bike was dyno tuned when the work was performed, the invoice states: “A/F and timing tune via RapidBike Racing, individual cylinder tuning with single octane, set up all additional parameters.” The complete invoice totaled to $4,002.97.
It is also equipped with:
KTM SAS block off plates.
Rizoma tail tidy.
Antigravity lithium battery.
KTM tank protector and Stompgrip tank grips.
Battery tender lead.
The tire date codes are 2918 and 3118.
The sale includes several stock parts – the battery, master cylinders, exhaust, and passenger seat.
It also includes the owner’s briefcase, tool kit, owner’s manual, and lower fairing decal kit.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this KTM is offered on a clean California title with registration current through September 2021.
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Santa Monica, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.