2024 KTM RC 8C Launched Abroad; KTM Cup Returns For A 2nd Season!

  • Mar 14, 2024
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Only 100 units of the limited edition track-only bike will be made

KTM RC 8C Riding

KTM has taken the wraps off the 2024 KTM RC 8C and the Austrian manufacturer claims that it gets Moto2 levels of performance! The track-only race bike is limited to only 100 units and gets a sticker price of Euros 42,000 (about Rs 38 lakh). Pre-orders are available for interested customers from Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada and South Africa. 

KTM RC 8C Front Three Fourth

There aren’t many changes to the new bike compared to the 2023 model. Developed in association with Kramer Motorcycles, the bike gets a quick release tank and body panels, ultra-lightweight aluminium wheels from Dymag and race slicks from Pirelli.

KTM RC 8C Side Profile

It is powered by an LC8c 889cc, parallel-twin engine producing 135PS and 98Nm which redlines at 12,000rpm! And turning all that power into a screaming cacophony of parallel-twin music is a racing exhaust from Akrapovic. 

KTM RC 8C Rear Three Fourth

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Inspired by the KTM RC16 race bike, the RC 8C gets carbon kevlar bodywork and fairings, and a bespoke steel tubular frame. It comes with adjustable clip-on handlebars and footpegs, and a carbon fibre front fender. Suspension setup consists of a 43mm WP APEX PRO closed cartridge fork and a WP APEX PRO monoshock. Braking duties are handled by dual 290mm discs at the front with Brembo Stylema brake calipers and MotoGP-derived Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master brake cylinders. At the rear, it gets a 230mm disc with a Brembo two-piston caliper. 

KTM RC 8C Riding Wheelie

Since we are talking about track racing, KTM has announced the 2nd season of the KTM Cup for 2024. The selection rounds for the One-Make Championship will begin at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on 22nd March followed by three more rounds in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata till 12th May. The season will conclude with the qualifiers and the final race during 24th-26th May weekend in Coimbatore. 

KTM Cup Season 2

The KTM Cup will have three categories: Pros, Amateur and Women. The Pros category will consist of participants from the 1st season (excluding the top 3 winner), FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs Of India) and INMRC (Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship) licence holders from the past 3 years. The Amateur and Women categories will consist of the other men and women KTM owners or motorcycle enthusiasts. 

The top 3 winners from the 1st season of the KTM Cup got to train with experts from KTM at the Slovakia Ring. The top 3 winners from the 2nd season will get to train with MotoGP legends and former Grand Prix winners at the Red Bull Ring in Salzburg, Austria.

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