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KTM RC8-R

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by MitchRohr, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. I'm so writing a letter to Santa for one of those :LOL:
     
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  2. I understand your desire :grin:
     
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  3. Okay, if that's the exhaust at the right hand side of the belly pan..... awesome! That thing will make one hell of a sound!

    ps. It looks like its been built with lego... awwwwwwessssummmmm!!!!
     
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  4. I'm not a fan, looks like it was designed with a computer with an 80s graphics card. (I want my MTV...)

    PqQbg39.
     
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  5. I'm sure this bike was at the Melbourne Motorcycle Expo. Looked really nice and all...but for the price tag (I think it was about $30K or something). I would prefer to get something more exotic.

    phong =P~
     
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  6. The one at the show is the std RC8 with the red bull livery.

    The difference between the RC8 orginal and R version is 121 kw instead of 112 kw (9 kw gain), 123 nm of torque up from 120nm and a weight drop of 10kg from 198 to 188 kg.

    Price tag I have been told is up from the 27k to about 31k.

    Hmm, thinking of this or the new 1198s

    :wink:
     
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  7. KTM roadies are so kinda - pointy.
    Hope they sell, but as there isn't much kudos in the label it'll be hard to shift in Oz with that sorta price tag.

    I'ld go the standard one with a can next year at a 2nd hand tag of about $16k.
    I'll make up the difference to the "R" with my right wrist, I reckon.
     
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  8. Can you get knobbies for it and take it down the Barry Way? ;)
     
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  9. Good luck. The akra kit is 5k and second hand you'll still be looking around the 24k mark. Given there are very few of these around.
     
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  10. Here's hoping - depriecation-wise - they're the bike equivelent of Alfa Romeos & that all the local exhaust manufacturers (ie: Madaz, Staintune) get on board with the rash of under-engine cans like these popping up on modern bikes nowadays .
     
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  11. Think you are hoping mate. I have not seen a single second hand one for sale in Aus yet (had mine 6 months), except dealer demonstrators.
     
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