The KTM 1190 RC8 R. And no, you shouldn't take it off roading.

More commonly known for their other motorcycle, the Duke, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is now getting ready to tackle the superbike arena with the KTM 1190 RC8 R (now try saying that 5 times fast).

With its 1195 cc engine, KTM homes the 1190 RC8 R will go heads up with the Aprilia RSV4 Factory and the BMW S 1000 RR.

Here’s a little excerpt from a review on

Conclusion: Let me begin by congratulating KTM for producing what looks to be a very competitive package from day 1. This is no small feat in this flagship segment. The RC8 1190 is a true dream bike that can be studied for hours standing parked on the drive. At the same time it’s very composed and easy to ride despite the big horsepower and low weight. I could easily live with some vibrations to the foot pegs and a solid gear box since the rest is so good. KTM has passed the big test with A+.

For more information about the KTM 1190 RC8 R, you can visit the official KTM website.


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