The orange demon you see before you, The KTM RC 8C is an ultra-lightweight, bespoke track weapon that’s been put together by KTM Factory Racing Team and US-based Kramer Motorcycles. This machine was designed for one simple purpose – to obliterate lap times and stamp orange authority on the starting grid. The KTM RC 8C is a limited production track-only motorcycle and only 100 of these rare weapons are going into production. This beast is built to satisfy the apex-slaying needs of track warriors across the world whose bank accounts that can handle some serious battery.
The KTM RC 8C is a purpose-built, lightweight racing machine which uses the familiar LC8c engine from the KTM 890 DUKE R to keep costs in check. The 889cc motor produces 129.7PS and 101Nm and the bike weighs just 140kg (dry), so you know you’re in for a real ride astride this thing.
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