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“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 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 KTM 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.”
Selling out within mere minutes, the new 2023 model maintains a striking resemblance to its original version, with only a change in paint color from orange to satin black. The carbon fiber, GRP, and Kevlar bodywork – resembling KTM’s RC16 MotoGP machine – remains largely unchanged, as does the handcrafted chromoly steel trellis-style frame constructed by Kramer. Upgrades for the 2023 model are focused on the LC8c engine, boosting its output to 135 hp from the previous 128 hp, all thanks to features such as titanium valves, larger throttle bodies, and modified combustion chambers. Notable improvements include a new titanium Akrapovič exhaust system, a softened WP Apex Pro suspension, and extensive customization options for both the engine and handling. Electronics have been upgraded with the inclusion of the AiM MXS 1.2 Race dash, complete with an integrated datalogger for fine-tuning traction control, throttle mapping, and engine braking settings, catering to the discerning preferences of riders.
This example is VIN: VBKR89431PM848026. The seller purchased this motorcycle eight months ago from KTM’s website.
The seller states this example has been dealer prepped.