2010 KTM 1190 RC8 R Akrapovic Limited Edition

Akrapovic Limited Edition

KTM 1190 RC8 R IDM Akrapovic Limited Edition Released

This is not just an RC8 R. Not just a racing replica. Not just the IDM Superbike ridden by Jeremy McWilliams. The KTM 1190 RC8 R Akrapovic Edition is much more.

Get yourself the best series chassis with the latest, most powerful series V2. Plus, the most sophisticated racing exhaust in the Clubrace Kit: the Akrapovic Evo4, a masterpiece in ultra-thin titanium. 7.5 kg lighter and with 10 hp more. 180 hp, so you can dominate your favourite track. Now at your KTM RC8 dealer.

KTM presented the first of 100 RC8 R Akrapovic Race Replicas within the scope of the 2009 IDM finale in Hockenheim. Once optimised with the supplied club race kit containing an Akrapovic exhaust system, a modified cylinder head gasket and modified mapping, the eye-catching machine generates 180 HP, making it one of the world’s most powerful superbikes. Of course, the impressive Race Replica is also fully road homologated with the original exhaust system.

After all, the high-tech twocylinder motorcycle that was successful at the IDM – the racing machine was ridden by famous Jeremy McWilliams – already comes as standard as a state-of-the-art superbike that already impresses through its highly refined fittings, racing-adapted WP suspension chassis components and exquisite Brembo brake technology. The Race Replica now tops off the design. In evidence of the successful cooperation with Akrapovic, the leading manufacturer of high-end exhaust systems, each of the 100 numbered motorcycles are extraordinary collector’s items which are as rare as they are fast.

– LC8 two-cylinder, enlarged oil cooler, optimised gears, displacement: 1195 cc, power: 170 HP (125 kW)
– 180 HP (132.4 kW) power output with optional club race kit
– 7.5 kg lightweight steel trellis frame with modified chassis geometry: caster raised by 6 mm, wheel base shortened
– WP suspension 43 millimetre upsidedown fork, TiAlNi-coated
– WP shock absorber, TiAlNi-coated piston rod
– Forged Marchesini light alloy wheels with a multi-spoke design
– Radially-mounted Brembo four-piston monoblock brake callipers with reinforced 320 millimetre brake discs

Press Release:

(KTM 1190 RC8 R IDM Red Bull and Akrapovic Limited Editions Released to Public)

RC8 R Limited Editions to be released at Long Beach IMS Show

Long Beach, CA – KTM North America, Inc. will unveil the two newest street models, the KTM 1190 RC8 R IDM Red Bull and Akrapovic Limited Editions, at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show December 4-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

After receiving positive reviews from the media following the successful launch at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in November, KTM is proud to show the bikes to the public during the Southern California IMS Tour.

2010 will mark the first year that KTM has brought the highly publicized 1190 RC8 R motorcycle to the United States. After a successful year in Europe, the bike will be sold to the US public in 2010 in its standard ‘R’ form as well as in two limited editions, the IDM Red Bull version and the Akrapovic version.

These 1195cc, 75 º V-twin, 170hp ‘R’ model machines include a host of engine upgrades to fulfill the fantasy of most all track day riders. The engineers started with super light pistons and increased the compression ratio, reworked the combustion chamber, and added adjustable camshafts. Its chassis features a revised geometry, race spec suspension and adjustable pegs, shifter, sub frame and ride height.

Both models come with a limited edition number plate, special edition body work, and an optional closed course race kit which includes an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, thinner head gaskets, improved air filter and a tool for adjusting the camshafts for race specifications. In addition, the two limited edition models have the KTM ‘R’ model upgrades including an orange powder-coated frame, carbon front fender and more.

For more information on these models please visit www.ktmusa.com or check out your nearest KTM dealer. For tickets to the Long Beach IMS tour please go to motorcycleshows.com.

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