2012 KTM RC8R

In Austria, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KTM did not get any interest at the asking price of $11,000.

If you have read my articles, you know I love oddball sportbikes. The KTM RC8 is one of those oddballs, with the RC8R model being the more track oriented version. The WP suspension is top spec, and Brembo brakes are more than capable of stopping duties. 175 rated horsepower on tap from a V-twin devoid of rider aids is enough to make me smile just thinking about. It may not be as refined as a four cylinder Japanese bike, but in my opinion, that is the reason for buying one of these in the first place. It’s an experience. The looks, as with any motorcycle, are a personal choice, and are sure to get you noticed.

This 2012 RC8R comes well equipped with Woodcraft rearsets and clip-ons, coupled with Pazzo levers. An aftermarket exhaust and Corbin seat are also welcome modifications. Extra parts include a second set of wheels and tires, track fairings, and stock parts that were removed. These specific extra parts suggest that this bike has seen some track time, but I would argue that the 175hp V-twin superbike was just being used as intended, and with only 2,830 miles on the odometer, there are plenty more electronic free corner exits to be tamed before any major services are required. The seller is asking $11,000, comparable to Ducati 1199 prices of the same era, with much more exclusivity. Is this KTM RC8R enough to make you Ride Orange?

Find this RC8R for sale in Klamath Falls, Oregon with a BIN of $11,000 or best offer