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2014 KTM 1190RC8R - Coolness Factor = 81.1%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:37 pm

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2014 KTM 1190RC8R

Pure superbike...

The ultimate power tool from KTM. KTM designers pulled out all the stops in the art of engine building when it came to the 1190 RC8 R. The rider has one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times and one of the best chassis in the world at his or her disposal - totally street-legal. With the precision to cut out the others when entering the corner. With the power and traction to pull away from them exiting the corner. With the feedback and ergonomics to enjoy the 1190 RC8 R 2013 to the full.



2014 KTM 1190RC8R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled

Displacement 1,195 cm³

Starting aid Electric starter

Weight without fuel approx.


2014 KTM 1190RC8R - Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: £13.499,00 GBP/EUR
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,195 cm³
Bore 105 mm
Stroke 69 mm
Performance 129 kW (173 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Dry-sump lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 40:76
Secondary gear ratio 17:37
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


CHASSIS
Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Suspension Monoshock
Suspension travel front 120 mm
Suspension travel rear 120 mm
Brake system front Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers
Brake system rear Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs - diameter front 320 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 5/16" X Ring
Steering head angle 66.7°
Wheelbase 1,425±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 110 mm
Seat height (unloaded) lower subframe position 805 mm
Seat height (unloaded) upper subframe position 825 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 16.5 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Unleaded premium fuel (98 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 184 kg

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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:20 pm

What can I say I'm a sucker for a German accent even if it lives in Austria.
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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:58 pm

My KTM bias is kicking in: Awesome. :mrgreen:

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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:09 pm

You guys know I am a sucker for hot sports bikes! I can't vote anything but awesome. :mrgreen:

Man would I love a track day on something just like this...!!! :drool:
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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:33 pm

I'm so conflicted about open-class sport bikes, I've sat out several of these polls. I can't help but admire the engineering and the visual design. And I'm a sucker for sport twins: KTM's, Ducatis, RC51's, etc.

But seriously- what would I ever do with all that power and performance? Besides track days...? My old lump of a Triumph Trophy is only 105hp, and in New Jersey I usually run out of running room long before I run out of motor on that bike.

No doubt the 1190RC8R is very cool, but part of me would rather see all that creative and engineering talent applied to something a little more "real world".
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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by pchast » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:47 pm

Can't ride a sports bike with my bad back.
Does that mean I should vote fail?

I'll pass on voting.
Cost and crazy HP are not for me.
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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:32 am

jstark47 wrote:But seriously- what would I ever do with all that power and performance? Besides track days...?
My thoughts exactly, and even on track days it's a rare few folks with the reflexes, eyesight, instinct and chuptza to get 100% outta these machines. And anyone who gets more than 50% outside a track is a felon, at least, here in the states they would be. Amortized against the cost, that's a lot of money to pay for the .003% of time you're using the extra performance.

Not that there aren't plenty of parallels in other markets. How many people ever get ALL the towing capacity out of their Ram Turbo Diesel? Or use every cubic inch of soccer mom space in their Nissan Quest? How many people manage to yawn the ENTIRE time they're driving their Toyota Corolla? Damn few, that's what.

Does it make the machine any less awesome just because so few people will ever fully unleash its awesomeness? Maybe not, but that's what these subjective ratings are all about. So for me, this KTM takes away a Cool, even though it probably deserves an Awesome.

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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:36 pm

But its sure nice to know ya got it :mrgreen: I look at the situation different then you guys, not that I think your wrong it's all about choice. I like to ride a little aggressive not crazy but spirited and I would rather have a bike that I can not out ride. I like knowing if I get myself into trouble the bike I am riding can help me get out of it and the fact that it is as sexy as Jessica Rabbit don't hurt. :laughing:
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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:16 pm

I don't know how many times that I have owned or ridden a new motorcycle and thought - "that's enough power - what more could I want?" But then you ride something with more and it is truly addictive. Not in a "I'm going to ride this like an idiot" kind of way but more in the riding a constant wave of torque and hp kind of way.

I really thought that my Superduke or VFR1200 had all the power I would ever require, but then I rode a new CBR1000 and it was a hoot. Super controllable but incredible fun. Handling to match. The only thing missing was comfort. You can't have it all, but you can have a great time for a short while.

Every experienced rider needs to try one of these.....then make their judgements.

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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by BobK » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:59 am

Well, it's cool, but I'm too old for that sort of thing.

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Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Unread post by ZRex » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:30 am

I voted Awesome, I do think you can enjoy this (and other liter) bikes power and performance on the road, if only for a few seconds at a time. You don't have to be going 180mph to enjoy the power, same for the handling. Riding down a curvy road is fun no matter how fast (or slow) you are going. This bike would be so much fun at a track, (especially Road Atlanta, the only track I have been to) and although I might not be the fastest guy there, I doubt any one there would be having more fun than me. The only problem with this or any track bike is the comfort, with my injured shoulder and wrist I doubt I could ride more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time.

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Re: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Voted

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 KTM 1190RC8R is:

Awesome (3 points) 54% [ 20 ]
Cool (2 points) 38% [ 14 ]
Uncool (1 point) 5% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 3% [ 1 ]


Total votes : 37
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