KTM is a fast guy. The Austrian aggregation has congenital a acceptability as a architect of "sportmotorcycles," machines advised for the fast guys to buy so they'll be abiding to win. Until recently, the orange machines were dirt-oriented, except for some supermoto racers and the street-single Duke and Duke II. But there are some situations area accepting added than one butt is what it takes to win, so KTM developed a band of V-Twin streetbikes to handle them. And aloof a brace of years ago, the Mattighoffen aggregation formed an orange-clad superbike out of their factory, with administration and achievement to battling the best Italy or Japan had to offer. And admitting the RC8 has been run alone in national-level superbike antagonism (KTM affairs on arrest WSB in 2011), it's done able-bodied abundant in annual tests and comparisons to accept a acceptability as actuality a adorable allotment of Euro-exotica.
But KTM is not one to blow on its laurels, so for 2009, the aggregation showed the RC8 R, a higher-spec adaptation of the RC8. Too bad that bike wasn't accessible in the USA, and alike the accepted RC8 was alone accessible as a special-order item. Well, it's taken an absolute year, but now the RC8 R is accessible for America, with added upgrades that accomplish it account the wait.