KTM has revealed a new-look 1190 RC8 R Track superbike at Intermot.
KTM has revealed a new-look 1190 RC8 R Track superbike at the Intermot Motorcycle Fair in Germany.
The Track was presented in Cologne by two KTM factory racers, Martin Bauer and Stefan Nebel, who were able to win the Manufacturers Title in the International Germany Championship on their official 1190 RC8 R Superbikes.
With this version of the two-cylinder Superbike that was first presented in 2008, the company follows up on its ‘Ready to Race’ philosophy.
Without compromise, and therefore not street legal, the Track is a flawless and complete race ready bike for hobby racers and passionate championship riders that has been exclusively developed by the KTM RC8 Motorsport Department.
In this format, the unique 180 hp twin represents a direct conversion of a commercially available Superbike that stems straight from the official KTM racing activities.
new full-fairing racer comes without any of the street hardware such as headlights, blinkers, mirrors, plate holder and DOT tires – lessening the amount of effort that riders will have to invest in converting a standard KTM RC8.
A two-into-one Akrapovic EVO 4 exhaust is fitted, as are Dunlop slick tyres, Brembo Monobloc brakes, an adjustable subframe, handlebars and footpegs.
Plus, the WP suspension has been upgraded on the Track, utilising a hand knob for quick adjustments on the shock absorber.
A racing wiring harness and quick-shifter are also fitted, plus race mapping, a race-designed air filter and a thinner head gasket for higher compression. It also has a seat, brake pads, chain and an aluminium sprocket that are specifically designed for track use.
Availability and pricing in Australia are to be confirmed.