2013 KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

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The KTM 1190 RC8 R Track was especially developed to ride on the race track. This model is factory-homologated for Superstock and built to be "ready to race" by the KTM Racing Division. Needless to say that it is equipped with all the features expected from a high performance race bike.

For the starters, it is built on a thin-walled, 7.3 kg lightweight tubular space frame, made from high-strength chrome-molybdenum steel, which assures perfect stability and optimal stiffness distribution. The frame’s center piece is a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine. The unit has a 1,195 cc displacement and cranks out an impressive 132 kW (177 hp) of power.

To keep the motorcycle’s performances to a high level, KTM added the electronic Keihin engine management system which focuses on maximum power with predictable engine characteristics and spontaneous responsiveness with controllable throttle response.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 1190 RC8 R Track.

OVERVIEW

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

A strictly limited number of bikes for those who want to use their 1190 RC8 R exclusively on the racetrack. Factory-homologated for Superstock and built to be "ready to race" by the KTM Racing Division, with all the goodies from the KTM PowerParts range that make the potential for race success even greater. And equipped, of course, with everything that makes the KTM superbike so successful - crowned with the IDM manufacturer’s title 2010. A power pack like no other.

FRAME

The RC8 R Track’s thin-walled, 7.3 kg lightweight tubular space frame, made from high-strength chrome-molybdenum steel, sets standards in dimensional stability and lightweight construction. Its optimal stiffness distribution results in fantastic precision and unparalleled stability.

SWINGARM

The intricately made light alloy swingarm makes a significant contribution to the outstanding traction of the RC8 R Track. The position of the swingarm can be adjusted by means of an eccentric on the lever linkage. In this way, compression can be minimised and squatting prevented when accelerating out of corners.

LINKAGE

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

The progressiveness of the linkage provides the shock absorber with refined responsiveness and still with sufficient reserves at peak loads. The position of the swingarm can be adjusted to the rider’s riding style and weight on the easily accessible eccentric on the linkage, and squatting on acceleration prevented.

TELESCOPIC FORK

Adjustable in spring basis as well as rebound and compression damping, the set-up ranges on the RC8 R Track’s high-quality WP upside-down forks allow adaptation to all road and weather conditions. A WP steering damper keeps the forks on track, even in extreme conditions.

SHOCK ABSORBER

The RC8 R Track’s 46/18 WP Race shock absorber has already celebrated race victories in the IDM Superbike championship. It provides all the setting options and enormous potential of a genuine racing shock absorber.

BRAKES

The RC8 R Track’s brake system with the highest quality Brembo® components functions perfectly, sensitively and consistently, thanks to racing brake pads, even under toughest conditions. At the front, two radially-mounted, four-piston brake calipers and two 320 mm and 5 mm thick, semi-floating brake discs provide ferocious stopping power.

WHEELS AND TYRES

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

Super-light Marchesini forged aluminium wheels make the RC8 R Track’s handling more responsive. The suspension, grip and of course lap times benefit from these expensive and high-quality parts. The Track is also equipped with ultra-grippy slicks - for the pursuit of personal lap records.

CENTRALISATION OF MASSES

Fully fuelled, the RC8 R Track weighs little more than 180 kg. Its silencer is positioned underneath the engine not only for a more favourable centre of gravity, but also to minimise crash damage and improve the aerodynamics. The result: easy handling and razor-sharp precision.

INJECTION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT

The electronic Keihin engine management system with twin throttle valves regulates the modern electronic fuel injection system on the RC8 R Track, focussing on maximum power with predictable engine characteristics and spontaneous responsiveness with controllable throttle response.

SWINGARM

The intricately made light alloy swingarm makes a significant contribution to the outstanding traction of the RC8 R Track. The position of the swingarm can be adjusted by means of an eccentric on the lever linkage. In this way, compression can be minimised and squatting prevented when accelerating out of corners.

TELESCOPIC FORK

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

Adjustable in spring basis as well as rebound and compression damping, the set-up ranges on the RC8 R Track’s high-quality WP upside-down forks allow adaptation to all road and weather conditions. A WP steering damper keeps the forks on track, even in extreme conditions.

SETTING OPTIONS

The RC8 R Track offers all the options required for ergonomic adjustment of a racing vehicle to its rider: It is supplied with a racing seat and a multiple-adjustment racing footrest system. As on the series production bike, the handlebars can be mounted at two heights and two angles, and the subframe at two heights.

SEE EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Multi-adjustable racing shock absorber from WP Suspension for uncompromising race-tuning
  • Anti-hopping clutch for effective prevention of rear-wheel chatter when braking heavily
  • Akrapovic EVO exhaust system for optimised torque and power progression, as well a significant weight saving
  • Automatic shift mechanism for lightning-quick shifting without load interruption
  • Slicks for optimum grip on the racetrack
  • Complete racing fairing, no headlight and a mono-seat
  • KTM PowerParts multi-adjustable footrest system for even greater ground clearance when leaning into corners.
  • Hinged hand levers as a precaution against ground and enemy contact
  • No indicators or lighting and a slimmed-down, racing cable harness for reduced weight
  • Sports seat providing even better hold and freedom of movement for dedicated racetrack use
  • Racing chain for minimum power loss on the way to the rear wheel
  • Racing brake pads for fade-free deceleration, even in the toughest conditions
  • Paddock stand for service and repair work
  • Orange starting number panel for taking part at track days or racing events

ENGINE

With its 132 kW (177 hp) of power, the V2 on the RC8 R Track can be considered as the measure of all things for ultra-sporty twins, with maximum performance, predictable characteristics and high reliability. The KTM engine impresses with an extremely broad rev range and spontaneous throttle response, while supplying supreme ride quality.
Akrapovic titanium EVO 4 exhaust system for optimised torque and power progression, plus a weight saving of almost six kilogrammes.

CYLINDER HEAD

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track

The main reasons for the outstanding performance of the RC8 R Track’s V-twin with 75° cylinder angle are the ultra-modern cylinder heads with flow-optimised ducts and cam follower drive, each with two overhead camshafts for four valves. Valve timing is adjustable via the camshaft gears.

PISTONS

The forged piston structure on the RC8 R Track, borrowed from Formula 1, results in a high piston loading capacity, despite the extremely short and lightweight design. In this way, the reciprocating weight can be minimised and the responsiveness and free-revving nature of the engine maximised.

SETTING OPTIONS

The RC8 R Track offers all the options required for ergonomic adjustment of a racing vehicle to its rider: It is supplied with a racing seat and a multiple-adjustment racing footrest system. As on the series production bike, the handlebars can be mounted at two heights and two angles, and the subframe at two heights.

SPECIFICATIONS

KTM 1190 RC8 R Track
Engine Design2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement1,195 cm³
Bore105 mm
Stroke69 mm
Performance132 kW (177 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationDry-sump lubrication with 3 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio40:76
Secondary gear ratio17:38
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForksWP Suspension Up Side Down 4354
Shock absorberWP Suspension 4618 DACC
Suspension travel front120 mm
Suspension travel rear120 mm
Brake system frontTwin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers; floating brake discs
Brake system rearSingle-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs - diameter front320 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear220 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” (520) X‑Ring
Steering head angle66.7°
Wheelbase1,425 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)110 mm
Seat height (unloaded)845 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.16.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (100 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.173 kg

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