Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2013 KTM RC8R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
For the 2011 model year, KTM addressed some of the initial criticisms (harsh throttle response and poor fueling) levied at the impressive RC8. The updates were significant enough that the Austrian firm tacked on a “R” to the evolution, now called the RC8R.i
One thing people new to the model are typically surprised to learn is how adjustable the ergonomics are. Remember that this machine initially came out over a decade ago, yet it featured adjustable footpegs, clipons (height/angle), levers, pedals, and even the subframe (which provides almost an inch of adjustability in the seat height). No one’s going to confuse this for a touring bike, but as Motorcycle.com put it, “with the clip-ons in their high setting, visions of a 500-mile day seem possible.”
It is highly original – the only modifications we see are a pair of ProGrip tank pads and a modified seat with extra padding. Our White Glove service may be able to track down a stock replacement if the next owner desires.
This RC8R is currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California for inspection (please schedule an appointment). The seller of this example just acquired it a week ago or so (the bike is not comfortable enough for his 60 year-old frame) and as such it will be approximately 2-3 weeks till he receives a clean California title in his name. If you live in California, we can do a paperless title transfer. If you live outside of California, it will be immediately sold on a bill of sale and we will get the title to you as soon as we can.