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December 6, 2010 Leave a comment
KTM 1190 RC8 R will launch in India

Indian superbike lovers ready to enjoy with one of superbike named as KTM 1190 RC8 R. Yes, KTM motorcycles is going to launch this innovative and superb in Indian market very soon. In India Bajaj Auto is the partner of KTM and it already has launched its off road bike KTM Duke in the market. With the launch of the this superbike KTM wants to increase its wings in the all bikes segment.

KTM 1190 RC8 R
The excellent technology blessed superbike, KTM 1190 RC8 R is a innovative product of the KTM which comes loaded with latest features and eye catchy appearance which you want to get. The new wonder, RC8 R is will be major competitor of other international superbikes like Honda, Ducati, BMW and Suzuki.
KTM 1190 RC8 R

The latest and advanced technology loaded this bike houses with 999 cc engine capacity with liquid-cooling technology. This powerful engine of the bike is 4 stroke that generates maximum power of 175 bhp and a belts out top torque of 127 nm. With its super engine the bike able to catch quick pick-up and acceleration in just seconds which provides you real enjoy of bike riding.
The fuel efficient KTM 1190 RC8 R will come with sound braking system and very smooth suspension system which ensure you of good security, stability and control to the bike. With it front portion of this complete different and stylish look blessed bike has been covered with fibre body cover that gives is classy look and rough bikes image in the segment of superbikes.
Dimension of the bike is rider friendly and chassis is sporty stylish which help in the catch zipper acceleration and excellent performance. The broad alloy wheel and electric start KTM 1190 RC8 R is really superb and innovative product of the KTM that attracts onlookers. The company has not announced the price of the bike but it is expected that the bike will fall with the price of Rs.16 lakh in the Indian market.
It is expected that the bike might be got good response from market as other superbikes in India. So very soon ready to enjoy with this superbike.
KTM 1190 RC8 R features and specifications in bullets:
Engine type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement: 999 cc
Bore x stroke: 105 x 69 mm (4.13 x 2.72″)
Performance (homologated): 129 kW @ 10250 rpm
Max. torque: 127 Nm at 8000 rpm
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah
Transmission: 6 gears, dog clutch engagement
Fuel Mixture Generation: Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm (2.05″))
Control: 4 V/DOHC
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Engine lubrication: Motorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive: 40:76
Final drive: 17:37
Cooling: Liquid cooled
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Motor Management: Keihin EMS
Frame: Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Subframe: Aluminium
Handlebar: Aluminium stump handlebar
Front suspension: WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock
Suspension travel front/rear: 120/120 mm (4.7 / 4.7″)
Front brake: 2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6″)
Rear brake: Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66″)
Rims, front/rear: Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17”; 6.00 x 17”
Tires, front/rear: 120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17
Chain: X-ring 5/8 x 5/16″
Main silencer: Stainless steel underfloor silencer with regulated catalytic converter
Steering head angle: 66.7°
Trail: 97 mm (3.82″)
Wheel base: 1425 mm (56.10″)
Ground clearance (unloaded): 110 mm (4.33″)
Seat height: 805/825 mm (31.69/32.48″)
Tank capacity: approx. 16.5 liters/3.5 liters reserve (4.36/0.92 gal)
Weight (no fuel): approx. 184 kg (without fuel)