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Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

The 1190 RC8 represents the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer first super-bike model. The bike features an aggressive design with sharp edges and a low under-belly exhaust tailpipe fitting. Although the bike's model name features 1190, in reality the super-bike only has a 1150 cc V-twin engine, capable of 152 horsepower at an engine speed of 10,000 rpm. The suspension uses upside-down forks and alloy-made double-sided swingarm both provided by WP, which a KTM subsidiary.

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KTM 1190 RC8 1150

engine specs
Type
V-twin 4 valve per cylinder DOHC, liquid cooled
Displacement
1148 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.05 x 2.71 in OR 103 mm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
Horsepower
152/10000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
88.5/8000 lb-ft/RPM OR 120/8000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Keihin EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed
Clutch
Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Primary Drive
40:76
Final Drive
17:37
chassis specs
Frame
Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Front Suspension
WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension
WP-Monoshock
Front Brake
2 x Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc 320 mm (12.6")
Rear Brake
Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 220 mm (8.66")
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
31.7 / 32.5 in OR 805/826 mm
Weelbase
56.3 in OR 1430 mm
Ground Clearance
4.33 in OR 110 mm
Weight
405.6 lbs OR 184 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.36 gallons OR 16.5 L
tyres specs
Front
120/70 ZR 17
Rear
190/55 ZR 17
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