2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the 2023 RC 8C track bike. The 2023 KTM RC 8C will be limited to just 200 units with each bike getting a special serial number stamped onto the triple clamp.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

For 2023, KTM has updated the RC 8C's LC8c DOHC inline twin cylinder engine. The 889cc inline twin engine produces 135hp at 11,000rpm and 98Nm of peak torque which is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox which is set up with a race-style reversed pattern and comes fitted with a quickshifter.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

The revised engine features quite a few titanium parts including new intake and exhaust valves and conrods. The LC8c engine also features larger 48mm throttle bodies, modified combustion chambers, and two piston rings which means that the power output for the 2023 RC 8C is now up by 7hp compared to the previous bike that bore the same name.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

The engine vents its fury through a new Akrapovic exhaust system that is also made from Titanium with the usage of the lightweight material helping keep down the weight of the 2023 RC 8C down to just 142kg(dry).

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

The 2023 KTM RC 8C features a CrMo4 steel trellis frame with a fully adjustable WP Apex Pro 43mm inverted front fork that allows for 120mm of travel. At the rear, the new KTM RC 8C sports a fully adjustable WP Apex Pro shock that also allows for 120mm of travel.

KTM claims that the 2023 KTM RC 8C's suspension setup has been softened compared to the original RC 8C which the Austrian firm helps elevate rider confidence while also improving comfort.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

Along with the adjustable suspension setup, riders can also adjust the triple-clamp offset. Both the footpegs and handlebars can be adjusted to suit different riders and the way they ride.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

To help the 2023 RC 8C come to a halt as quickly as possible on the track, KTM has fitted the track special with twin 290mm discs at the front that are clamped down by radially mounted Brembo Stylema four-piston callipers. The rear wheel is braked by a single 230mm disc clamped by two-piston callipers.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

The wheels on which the KTM RC 8C rides are 17-inch forged aluminium Dymag UP7X wheels that are shod with 120/70 R 17 (front) and 180/60 R 17 (rear) Pirelli Diablo SC1 superbike slick tyres.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

The KTM RC8C features a very aerodynamic shape with winglets that help stabilize the bike at high speed, assist with downforce and give more control under braking. The fairing features cutouts and shapes that help optimize the airflow around the rider. All the bodywork, which is made from GRP and reinforced with carbon and Kevlar and can be quickly and easily swapped out for replacements.

2023 KTM RC 8C Revealed - Limited Run Track Weapon Is Ready To Race

Thoughts About The KTM RC 8C

The KTM RC 8C is a track day weapon that really lives up to KTM's mantra of 'Ready To Race'. Astride this weapon, eager and determined riders can dream of racing actual race bikes sometime in the future.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 13:08 [IST]
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