New Models 2012 KTM RC8R

New Models 2012 KTM RC8R has announced pricing for the company's absurdly sinister 2011 1190 RC8 R, and there's plenty to get excited about. The bike will now go for a full $3,500 cheaper than last year's model, which means that KTM has saddled the machine with an MSRP of $16,499. That number puts the 1190 RC8 R at the same price point as the more mortal 1190 RC8 (non-R), which KTM killed off for this year.
One of the weak points we experienced with this year’s bike was its gearbox.

Specifically the shift throw was long and we occasionally encountered mis-shifts on the racetrack at speed. Engineers addressed this by re-engineering the shift drum and fitting an updated gear shift linkage. Furthermore a sensor has been installed which automatically adjusts the level of engine braking depending on gear in lieu of a true slipper clutch.

The gearbox wasn’t ignored either when going over the RC8 R. Of note is a gearbox sensor that allows the ECU to help control engine braking depending on the current gear. This will help reduce rear-end chattering when diving deep on the brakes for a corner.

The set-up going on the KTM RC8 R is high, WP Suspension upside down fork to separate enough to the base of the spring and rebound damping and rebound from one country to climb difficult racing conditions. WP steering damper keeps the fork on the right track, even in extreme conditions. The RC8 R with the braking system is the highest quality Brembo components are working properly, sensitive and consistent. At the front, for example, two radially mounted four-piston calipers and two 320 mm (12.6 inches) and 5 mm (0.2 inch) thick, semi-floating discs provide massive delay.