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Old 10-27-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2004 KTM Streetbikes & RC8 Concept

The RC8 should be kept off the streets - it's bound to give 4-year-olds nightmares.



It's beautiful, don't get me wrong - but it looks MEAN!!!



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Old 10-27-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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Did you notice where the exhaust is on the RC8? Take that, Buell-haters. Apparently KTM thinks a lot like Eric Buell when it comes to the mass centralization benefits of putting the muffler under the motor.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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KTM thinks a lot like Buell? I guess so - V-twin, two wheels, and an under-the-engine exhaust. I think the similarities end there, though - they actually developed a compact, modern engine, but maybe they didn't have any tractors in Austria to copy.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:58 PM   #4
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With all these great bikes coming into the States from KTM, they seem poised to take a big share of the market, I say bring the RC8 into production and bring it to the USA, the sooner the better. I want one!!!
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:41 AM   #5
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I like what I see coming out of KTM. I think the 640 LC4 Adventure is the best looking dual-sport out there by a long shot. And the new 990 Duke is an impressive machine.



I do wish the KTM website was a bit better. They only have one picture of each motorcycle and it's always a side view. Heck, even Buell has more than one photo for each of their bikes.... (just to keep up the Buell bashing from the above thread).



I'll have to wait and see an RC8 in person before I comment. I hated the new Ducati 999 when I saw the picutures, and changed my mind completely after seeing it in the flesh.
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:41 AM   #6
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I like what I see coming out of KTM. I think the 640 LC4 Adventure is the best looking dual-sport out there by a long shot. And the new 990 Duke is an impressive machine.



I do wish the KTM website was a bit better. They only have one picture of each motorcycle and it's always a side view. Heck, even Buell has more than one photo for each of their bikes.... (just to keep up the Buell bashing from the above thread).



I'll have to wait and see an RC8 in person before I comment. I hated the new Ducati 999 when I saw the picutures, and changed my mind completely after seeing it in the flesh.
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:42 AM   #7
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As a FORMER owner of a Buell, I couldn't agree more with you....



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Old 10-28-2003, 03:07 AM   #8
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There was a write up on this in this month's Motorcyclist. (I know, Commie rag.)



KTM says it's destined to come here late next year or 2005.



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Old 10-28-2003, 03:08 AM   #9
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Since I already own 2 KTM's, let's go ahead and make it 3!
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:16 AM   #10
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So, can you race it in the new 1000cc SuperSport Class in AMA next season? I can see some privateers on them if KTM would lend a little support. If all goes well KTM may try a factory team.
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