KTM RC 8C – KTM’s track weapon


Make no mistake. The limited-edition 309-pound KTM RC 8C was engineered for and is dedicated to track performance, from nose to tail and everything in between.

Powered by the LC8 engine from the 890 DUKE R, the KTM RC 8C is a limited edition race prototype machine. Employing rich performance components, the RC 8C is being offered to the public, granting an opportunity to own a motorcycle that is as pretty damn close to a factory MotoGP bike, as possible, without selling both of your kidneys.

Inside the RC 8C’s kevlar reinforced GRP bodywork is a hand-built steel tubular frame that houses the 128 hp, 889 cc LC8c, DOHC, 8 valve, parallel-twin engine.


At the front end of the RC 8C, the suspension consists of a pair of 43 mm WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge forks, assembled in the same manner as the KTM RC16 GP machine. At the rear, you’ll find a WP APEX PRO 7746 shock with preload adjustability.

Brake duty falls upon Brembo race-spec Stylema front calipers with 290mm fully floating discs with aluminum rotors and titanium screws. The front setup is accompanied by a Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder. The back brake setup consists of a Brembo two-piston caliper with a 230mm floating disc.


For data acquisition, the KTM RC 8C offers the services of the AIM MXS 1.2 RACE dashboard and data logger with an integrated GPS function. Data is displayed via a 5 inch TFT read-out.

Tipping the scales at 309 pounds, the RC 8C is outfitted with an Akrapovic titanium exhaust and aluminum Dymag wheels.


Production is limited to only 100 units, worldwide, with an MSRP of $38,999. Pre-order sales go live at 16:00 CEST on July 22.

To sweeten the offering, 25 customers that purchase the new KTM RC 8C will be offered a chance to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team at a special race track experience at Circuito de Jerez.


Customers that opt-in for the special race track experience will also receive the KTM RC 8C race track package that includes: an additional set of Dymag wheels (front and rear), extra front and rear brake discs, paddock stands, tire warmers and a KTM race carpet.

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