2012 KTM RC8R

In Austria, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This RC8R did not get any action at the opening bid of $7,000.

I just featured a KTM RC8R last week, so it should be no surprise that this Austrian-bred machine is my kind of weird. 175 horsepower created by two cylinders with no factory electronic aids is a precise recipe for happiness I cannot wait to try for myself. Now, I often hear the engine described as “agricultural,” but I would say that it just has character. The chassis is finished with top quality WP suspension and Brembo brakes to keep the engine tamed. If you think I just like weird stuff, Cycle World lists the KTM RC8R as one of Ten Bikes With Soul, so I am not alone.

What caught my eye about this specific machine (VIN: VBKVR9403CM98468) is the $7,000 bid starting price, with a Buy It Now option of $10,000 for a bike that’s comparable to the Ducati 1199. Bazzaz fuel injection and traction control are included, and the listing quotes a custom vinyl wrap and 185 horses at the wheel with two available maps thanks to tuning from Turbo Joe. A dual Akrapovic exhaust should also remind you you’re riding something special. For $7,000, are you ready to get your bids in, or do you think the Ducati 1199 is worth the roughly $3,500 premium?

Find this KTM RC8R for sale in Tarzana, California with bidding up to $7,000 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $10,000