KTM 2024 RC 8C: most limited edition ever

After a first successful edition in 2021, which sold out within minutes, KTM has made it a returning model. And so the Austrians have now announced the third edition of the RC 8C, the track-only supersport that was produced in a limited edition of 100 units.

While other manufacturers have started to get involved again in the “600”-Supersport segment and the demand is getting louder when KTM also goes in that direction, in Austria they continue to stick to the ‘track-only’ concept of the RC 8C, according to those who have driven it, perhaps we think it is the ultimate super sport for the circuit. Otherwise, check out our test again.

The RC 8C represents a purposeful, feather-light racer powered by a powerful 889 cc parallel twin and equipped with the very best race-ready components. This exclusive, track-focused machine, in the most limited edition ever produced, features a bespoke chassis designed for the track, top-quality racing components and a single-minded dedication to the track – embodying the essence of being 100% READY TO RACE .

As with the previous two versions, the 2024 KTM RC 8C can only be ordered online via a dedicated pre-order portal on KTM.com, which goes live on March 20 at 3:00 PM CET. Here, potential buyers can reserve one of the 100 available copies by paying a fixed deposit of 1,000 euros. At checkout, a preferred dealer must also be selected where customers would like to take delivery of their 2024 KTM RC 8C.

Additionally, buyers can book the ultimate handover session in Portimão, Portugal. This event requires the purchase of a mandatory RACE PARTS PACKAGE consisting of all the parts necessary to participate in the most exclusive transfer in the world. Motorfreaks was there last year when it was in Valencia.

This event includes a personalized on-track tune-up session, a private dinner, a meet and greet, an exclusive track day with KTM Racing royalty, hot laps in a KTM X-BOW race car with KTM factory drivers and to top it all off, KTM unveils super special as a globally exclusive preview of what can be expected from the brand in the future.

The 2024 KTM RC 8C features a Carbon Kevlar body inspired by the KTM RC16, with a 135 hp, 889 cc LC8c DOHC 8-valve parallel twin at its heart. All this is bolted to a purpose-built 25CrMo4 tubular steel frame, which has been made race-ready with top-class WP PRO COMPONENTS and a range of lightweight elements.

Developed hand in hand with Krämer Motorcycles, the KTM RC 8C is testament to their joint mastery in developing a true racing machine. With features such as quick-release tank and body panels, lightweight Dymag wheels and Pirelli racing slicks, this track bike leaves no doubt about its intended purpose.

Up front, a high-quality WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge 43mm fork, specifically built for track use, provides unlimited damping control and meets the demands of performance riders and seasoned racers alike. At the rear, a WP APEX PRO 7746 with external spring preload ensures precise handling, with easily adjustable compression and rebound damping at high and low speeds.

Braking the 2024 KTM RC 8C is a set of Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinders, which are derived from MotoGP, and Brembo Stylema front brake calipers that engage 290mm fully floating brake discs. A Brembo two-piston caliper with a 230mm fully floating disc handles rear braking duties, reinforced with aluminum rotors and titanium screws for additional weight savings.

For comprehensive data acquisition and analysis, the 2024 KTM RC 8C is equipped with an AIM MXS 1.2 RACE dashboard and data logger with built-in GPS functionality. Displayed on a 5″ TFT screen with continuous data recording, riders can use AIM RaceStudio to accurately view specific performance data and refine their lap times with ultimate precision.

Pre-orders open on March 20 at 3:00 PM CET. Regions/countries participating in the pre-order are Europe, US, Mexico, Canada and South Africa.

– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.

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