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Old 20th July 2021, 22:35   #1
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Default 2022 KTM RC 8C revealed

KTM has revealed the 2022 RC 8C motorcycle. The bike will be a track only machine built with design inspirations, both styling and mechanical, from KTM's MotoGP bike the RC 16. The bike is fitted with the LC8c engine of the 890 Duke R with performance oriented airbox and exhaust system added to it. Some salient features of the bike:
  • Limited hand built to only 100 units
  • Hand built for track use exclusively
  • 128 Hp, 140 kg dry weight
  • Dedicated racing exhaust with Akrapovič titanium muffler
  • Dedicated air box and racing air filter
  • Bespoke frame made from 25CrMo4 steel tubular
  • WP APEX PRO components fork and rear shock
  • Race-spec Brembo brake components
They’ll be available for pre-order from 22nd July 2021 at 1500hrs GMT. Also 25 lucky customers will get a full KTM track experience with their bikes on 7th and 8th October, 2021 at Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto. KTM's MotoGP test team and their riders Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio will also be there to coach the owners of the first 25 RC 8Cs.

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Source: https://www.ktm.com/en-int/rc-8c.html

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Old 20th July 2021, 23:19   #2
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Default Re: 2022 KTM RC 8C revealed

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Default Re: 2022 KTM RC 8C revealed

Looks real mean. I love it!

Any idea what those black thingies are?

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Mirrors?
Air scoops?
Something else?
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Looks real mean. I love it!

Any idea what those black thingies are?


Mirrors?
Air scoops?
Something else?
Wings. They help in creating downforce which helps against wheelies and improves corner exits. All MotoGP bikes have them. This is the same design as RC 16, KTM's MotoGP bike.
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Looks real mean. I love it!

Any idea what those black thingies are?

Mirrors?
Air scoops?
Something else?
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Wings. They help in creating downforce which helps against wheelies and improves corner exits. All MotoGP bikes have them. This is the same design as RC 16, KTM's MotoGP bike.
As described by @YD14, these are winglets. They provides massive downforce and were mainly used in MotoGp bikes.

Nowadays it is found in road legal bikes like Ducati Superleggra, Ducati v4, Ducati Streetfighter, Honda CBR1000RR and many more. According to Ducati in Superleggra these winglets provide 50Kg downforce @ speeds of 270+.

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Why does it look less of a KTM and more of a Ducati / Daytona to me? I liked KTM’s standout design language, but they’re just getting lazy these days
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Im finding it difficult to get excited by the launch of the RC8C. The recent Superduke 1290 RR with its 1:1 power to weight ratio seemed to be a lot more enticing than this limited edition run. I believe the RC8C is more of a marketing exercise to test the waters and see if customers demand a road ready RC890. I wont be surprised if they showcase a "prototype" of the regular RC890 at EICMA 2021.

Here is the launch video. The frequent camera cuts are really annoying but at least the bike looks different from the usual S - M - L - XL - XXL styling of KTM.

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