KTM has decided to display the sharp looking 1190 RC8 R in showrooms across India. This decision would be primarily targeted at creating some awareness on KTM’s line up of motorcycles as there is a general misconception that KTM produces only off-road motorcycles. The move also could be to create a good amount of hype, as we do know for sure that the KTM is working on a full faired version based on their Moto3 bike which will have design cues from the RC8.

The KTM 1190 RC8 R is powered by a twin cylinder 75 degree V twin that produces a very healthy 173 HP and 127 Nm of torque with a power delivery and low end grunt that will keep you very involved. Check out the specifications of the KTM 1190 RC8 R below after the photographs gallery.

2013 KTM 1190 RC8 R India specifications

  • Engine: 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: PASCâ„¢ Anti-hopping 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
  • Rear 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; floating brake discs
  • 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 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
  • Weight without fuel approx.: 184 kg