KTM India recently showcased the much publicized 1190 RC8 R superbike in India. The unveiling of the bike was a part of the Delhi edition of KTM Orange day and the bike was showcased to give the Indian bike aficionados a sneak peek into the technical prowess of the Austrian bike maker.
The unveiling of the 1190 RC8 R in India can be termed as a precursor to the India launch of the KTM RC250R entry level sportsbike that is looking all set to enter our bike market next year. The 1190 RC8 R superbike that has been unveiled at the Delhi KTM Orange Day will be put on display across all KTM India showrooms in the country. Unfortunately, Bajaj-KTM has no plans to sell the 1190 RC8 R in India.
The 1190 RC8 R is arguably the sportiest motorcycle in KTM’s product portfolio and the bike’s claim to fame is its V2 engine, which the manufacturer claims is the most powerful V2 engine ever.
The 1190 RC8 R’s V2 motor displaces 1195cc and the two cylinders are at an angle of 75 degrees to each other. The engine has a max power output of 173 bhp and a peak torque figure of 120 Nm. T
KTM 1190 RC8 R Engine Specifications
|Engine Design||2-cylinder 4-stroke Otto motor, 75° V arrangement, water-cooled|
|Engine Displacement||1,195 cm³ (72.92 cu in)|
|Bore||105 mm (4.13 in)|
|Stroke||69 mm (2.72 in)|
|Performance||132 kW (177 hp)|
|Cold start device||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed claw gears|
|Engine lubrication||Dry sump lubrication system with three rotor pumps|
|Cooling||Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump|
|Clutch||Multi-disc clutch in oilbath / hydraulically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment|