KTM RC8 R 2014

Riders looking for something unique in a superbike might consider the RC8 R, a more potent version of the original RC8 that was powered by an 1,148cc engine. Now the only available KTM superbike model, the R displaces 1,195cc, has a higher, 13.5:1 compression ratio, stronger connecting rods, different pistons, and adjustable camshaft sprockets, all contributing to a claimed 175 hp and 94 pound-feet of torque. At either end of the chrome-moly steel frame hangs fully adjustable WP suspension, while four piston, radial mount Brembo monoblocks handle braking up front.

Price: $16,499
Engine type: dohc V-twin
Displacement: 1195cc
Induction: EFI
Transmission speeds: 6
Final drive: chain
Front brake: dual disc
Rear brake: disc
Wheelbase: 56.1 in.
Seat height: 31.7 to 32.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.4 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 406 lb.

KTM RC8 R 2014 profile