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
Some of the updates included twin spark cylinder heads, revised cam timing, and a heavier flywheel. KTM claimed 175 horsepower at the crank.
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.”
This example is VIN: VBKVR9401DM991183.
The odometer shows 401 miles.
It is still equipped with the original Continental ContiSportAttack 2 tires (2012 date code).
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.
Please note that the hydraulic fluids will be flushed before the bike is picked up or delivered.
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.
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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.