KTM has shown a production version of
the 1190 RC8 superbike at Milan. Seen in prototype form a few years ago, the
new bike is equipped with an 1149 cc motor that pumps out a claimed 155 hp.
The RC8 gets a steel trellis frame with cast aluminum subframe, USD forks, radially-mounted Brembo calipers acting on 320 mm discs up front,
and a double-sided swingarm. Wet weight is claimed to be under 200
The RC8 will be available in two colour
schemes, orange, and white-and-black. No word yet on Canadian availability.
KTM may also bring out a semi-naked version
with the 1149 cc motor, according to a report found by
Motorcycle News, as well as an RC4 single-cylinder sportbike, a new
Superduke R 990, and an Adventure Travel 1190.