2024 KTM RC 8C Announced in VERY Limited Numbers

The new RC 8C is little changed from the previous model, but as with that bike, it’ll likely sell out as fast as it accelerates!

2024 KTM RC 8C Announced in VERY Limited Numbers

KTM has today announced a 2024 version of its RC 8C track-only machine, with pre-orders opening later this month, and punters can also bag a money-can’t-buy handover experience!

The bike is visually very much the same as the previous generation, with just the striking black-and-white paint scheme setting it apart from the other two iterations of the bike. Power comes from a retuned 889 cc parallel-twin engine, pushing out 133bhp and promising the bike will embody the “essence of being 100% READY TO RACE”.

Like the engine, the chassis of the bike seems to be little changed, meaning a chromoly tubular steel frame that is mated to WP Apex Pro suspension, MotoGP-derived Brembo Stylema front brake callipers, and a Brembo 19RCS Corsa Corta radial master brake cylinder.

The bike also boasts carbon/kevlar bodywork inspired by the KTM RC16 MotoGP bike, which is complete with quick-release catches on the fuel tank and bodywork to really make you feel like a Jack Miller - as you scoop four kilos of gravel out of the fairing. The final point of note on the chassis front is that the bike rolls on lightweight Dymag wheels and Pirelli race slicks.

As expected from the most high-spec bike you can buy from KTM, the bike boasts an extensive electronics package, including an AIM MXS 1.2 RACE dashboard and data logger with built-in GPS functionality.

Like the previous generations of the bike, customers can either place a deposit on the dedicated website and pick it up from your specified dealership or, as we would do, opt to have the handover at an exclusive track day event from the Portimao circuit. The event will include a personalised track setup session, private dinner, meet and greet, an exclusive track day experience with KTM racing royalty, hot laps in a KTM X-BOW race car with KTM Factory Drivers (a group which does include Dani Pedrosa) and, to top it off, KTM will be unveiling a secretive new machine at the event.

Thinking of bagging one? You’ll need to get your skates on once it goes live, the last couple of 100 versions sold out in literal minutes! The price is not confirmed, but orders open on 20 March at 15:00 CET - more information can be found on the official website.

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