Beginner-ish Sportbike Shootout + Video

The distinctly orange KTM trellis frame houses, among other things, a preload adjustable WP shock. Note its close proximity to the exhaust hump in black directly in front. We theorize exhaust heat could be affecting the shock’s damping abilities, as its lack of rebound damping saps confidence to push its limits. Kudos to KTM, though, for equipping the RC with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, stock.