KTM 1190 RC8 R 2015

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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, V 75°

  • Displacement

    1195 cm³

  • Bore

    105 mm

  • Stroke

    69 mm

  • Starter

    Electric starter

  • Lubrication

    Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission


  • Primary drive


  • Secondary gear ratio


  • Cooling

    Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

    PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

    Keihin EMS, twin ignition


  • Frame design

    Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated

  • Front suspension

    WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • Rear suspension

    WP monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

    120 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

    120 mm

  • Front brake

    2 x Brembo monoblock four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating

  • Rear brake

    Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

  • Front brake disc diameter

    320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

    220 mm

  • Steering head angle

    66.7 °

  • Wheelbase

    1425 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

    110 mm

  • Seat height

    805 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

    16.5 l