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KTM 1190 RC8 is here...

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by rob_, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. KTM have finally released their long awaited superbike...

    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=5540&Page=1

    personally, i like it. however, in comparison spec wise to the 1098 it seems a bit down on ponies, let alone compared to the 1098R...


     
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  2. It is hideous.
     
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  3. Huh, you get get it in white as well.
     
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  4. I think it's hawt.
     
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  5. It's Kryten, reborn as a motorbike.
     
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  6. Its made from whats left of an Abrams M1 battle tank, after an IED been through it! :shock:
     
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  7. You are sick and twisted.
     
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  8. haha, true.



    I think it looks sweet as!
     
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  9. +1 to Hawt :LOL:

    Seriously... that's the first big sports bike I've seen for ages that doesn't look derivative or fugly (like the 999 dukes).

    The 1098 Dukes are nice but the styling isn't 'fresh'.
     
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  10. glad i'm not the only one. i dont think its as 'classically' good looking like a 1098, but at least its identifiably KTM, not like the jap bikes which all seem to blend into one another. and i like that industrial, edgy sort of look. cant quite understand whats the go with the fuel tank tho. seems to have something sticking out the sides?

    i look forward to seeing what BMW does as its superbike design, especially in light of the very 'industrial' design of the K1200R and the HP2 series of bikes...
     
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  11. I wouldn't say hawt, but it's definitely cool. The adjustable subframe is a nice touch.
     
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  12. Ill join the minority and admit to liking the look. Ive been following the RC8 for a while (www.ktm-rc8.net) but just couldnt hang out long enough to buy one. Ill be out test riding once they release it in Oz. The Superduke is a decent ride so I dont see any reason why this wouldnt be
     
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  13. I agree with Loz...it's VERY hot!

    It looks unique unlike alot of Jap bikes which look very similar to each other...now i just need to win Tatts :grin:
     
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  14. go the minority its hot. i'm liking the distinct KTM look.
    bet its got a alot of torque, not to revy
     
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  15. I'd put it in.
     
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  16. Heart says: "It's fantastic. Unique looking, fun, different and bet it's loads of fun to ride."

    Head says: "Bet it's bloody expensive to buy / own and insure."
     
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  17. Its downright hideous, and I am in love.

    Love the orange.
     
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  18. So who has had this out for a ride yet? We've only got a pre-sold model up here at the moment, but with a demo to come shortly. Looks fantastic in the flesh, physically much smaller than I expected.

    Salesman needed an ass kicking for offering me a test ride. Grrr, the temptation.
     
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  19. I saw one of these at Wakefield earlier this month. They look hawt :!: :!:
     
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  20. Smeeeg Heeedd.... ;)
     
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