Please Note: This bike is being relisted due to a non-paying bidder. That bidder has been banned from participating in future auctions, and Iconic sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience.
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We’ll leave the intro to this to KTM:
“The KTM RC 8C is an ultra-lightweight, bespoke track weapon designed with one simple purpose – to decimate lap times and stamp orange authority on the starting grid. With only 100 of these rare weapons going into production, the KTM RC 8C is a highly limited, unique motorcycle aimed at a special type of rider who knows how to get his, or her, elbow down.”
“The KTM RC 8C is developed and built in partnership with Kramer Motorcycles, around a no-compromise, hand-built racing chassis with a 100% track-focused objective. With one eye on all out performance and the other on personal adjustability, this 140 kg [308 pounds] is truly without equal.”
“The KTM RC 8C is hand-built and boasts factory racing levels of premium componentry, from Dymag UP7X forged aluminum wheels (with quick change assembly and axle that allows wheels to be swapped out without disassembling the brakes), Pirelli Diablo Superbike racing slicks, and the very best components from Brembo’s high performance component range (19RCS Corsa Corta radial master cylinder and Stylema front calipers grabbing 290mm fully floating brake disks with aluminum rotor carriers and titanium brake caliper screws).”
“Rocketing the KTM RC 8C off the line is a ultra-potent, lightweight and compact 128 hp/74 ft-lb 889cc LC8c engine. If that sounds familiar, it’s the same, celebrated powerplant found in the KTM 890 Duke R, but with more focus on drive out of corners. The benefit of using a production engine is easy maintenance and parts availability, without sacrificing on performance.”
“On the track, data equals speed. The KTM RC 8C makes use of a race-focused, easy to use 5″ TFT AIM MX 1.2 RACE dashboard with data logging technology and integrated GPS function which records multiple aspects of your lap. All data can be imported to the AIM RaceStudio for easy and concise studying later.”
“Reduced to the bare minimum and solely focused on racing, the KTM RC 8C makes use of race-style switchgear that allows riders to switch between wet and dry mapping, adjust engine braking and engage the pit lane speed limiter quickly, at the press of a button. The KTM RC 8C is designed and aerodynamically optimized by the same team who designed the KTM RC16 MotoGP racer. Making use of ultra-strong but lightweight GRP with carbon Kevlar reinforced fairings with quick release design, it is the closest you can get to an out-and-out GP racer.”
“Refined down to the millimeter, the KMT RC 8C can be adjusted to suit any rider, riding style or track. Triple clamp offset, ride height, suspension settings and steering head angle, adjustable by +/- 1 degree in 0.5 degree steps, can be tweaked to find the perfect balance of dynamics. The absolute pinnacle of READY TO RACE, the KTM RC 8C is 100% race-ready, not only down to top shelf componentry, but also finer details like essential safety wire parts right out of the race workshop.”
“It is designed to protect all essential parts in the event of a fall over. Smart design means many parts are inboard, placing them out of harm’s way, while others make use of crash protection pads, such as the steering head, frame, forks, fuel tank, and swingarm.”
The seller states that there are no cosmetic blemishes. “The upper cowl assembly was replaced under warranty due to a small blemish on the original one from shipping. I have repair order documentation for this and it was completed earlier this month.”
Please Note: This bike is being relisted due to a non-paying bidder. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience – that bidder has been banned from participating in future auctions.