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Old 11-05-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Anyone have an RC8?

Howdy,

Do any of "you people" have an RC8r??

If so, I have a couple questions for ya.


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Old 11-06-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
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I have an RC390. That's basically the same thing, right?
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Well..... they are both made by those kooky- Austrians who paint all their orange!
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Well..... they are both made by those kooky- Austrians who paint all their orange!
The 390's are made on a designated street
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:30 AM   #5
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Dude I picked up a steering damper has one. I can pm him on offerup regarding your Qs if that’d help (seems like he works on his bike).
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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Dude I picked up a steering damper has one. I can pm him on offerup regarding your Qs if that’d help (seems like he works on his bike).
Thank you Sir for the offer.

I bought the bike and had a few questions while I was replacing some .
It's a weird bike in some ways.
I joined the KTM Forum and eventually got some answers.


Thanks again tho.

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Old 12-09-2018, 11:23 PM   #7
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Niche European stuff is always kinda weird. They like to use some uncommon sizes and pitches for things with little reason to do so.

The RC8 is maybe my favorite looking bike. Would love to have one some day but I think they'll just appreciate in price over time. Might try to build one from frame up but getting an engine might be tough.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:18 PM   #8
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Well shieeet!
You might be able to buy this one.


I've only had time to ride it around town for a quick 30 min "shake down" run since I brought this back to orange glory.
But in that time I could gleam the following info from it:

1) It's by far the best looking bike I've ever owned and hence, I know I'll ride it like a .

2) The loud, popping exhaust scares the outta people & them off......... BIG TIME!!
(And that's a huuuuge "plus" in my book)

3) My R1 has more power.

4) It makes the R1 feel like a 375 lb pig in the handling department.

5) It's way more comfortable than the Yamaha.


I will take it up the canyons some point soon and decide if it blows my skirt up enough to keep it.
Or
Get my moola back out of it, now that I can say that I've owned and ridden one.



P.S.
I have seen RC8 motors on ebay and they were not all that pricey.



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Is it an RC8 or an RC8R?
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It's the R.

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I'd never buy an RC8 - I knew an owner and that bike is the beta version. The RC8R fixes a lot.

Really surprised to hear the bike is comfortable in any way? It looks tortuous

The HP is like 162. It's way down on other liter bikes, but of course still tons. Doesn't bother me.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #12
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I could never get over how every single part on the bike that is painted orange is somehow painted with a different orange than any other orange part.

Who knew there were so many different shades of orange paint to be found in Austria?
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