The ultimate power tool from KTM. KTM designers pulled out all the stops in the art of engine building when it came to the 1190 RC8 R. The rider has one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times and one of the best chassis in the world at his or her disposal - totally street-legal. With the precision to cut out the others when entering the corner. With the power and traction to pull away from them exiting the corner. With the feedback and ergonomics to enjoy the 1190 RC8 R to the full.



Design 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 Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton 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 PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down
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
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±15 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
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Unleaded premium fuel (98 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 184 kg