We were at the Cycle World show here in New York this past weekend, and like any good bike nerds, made an immediate beeline to KTM’s stand with the hopes of groping the RC8. Apparently, KTM deemed the show unworthy, so the company’s new superbike wasn’t there.
Forced to content ourselves with ogling their factory 125cc GP racer, we were surprised to learn that for $35,000, they’ll sell you one. The tech, according to the regional rep, is only about two years behind the factory team. All that is required is a phone call to the nearest dealer and $10,000 down. Though don’t be surprised if your dealer doesn’t know what you’re talking about. The program just started and dealers have yet to get the brief.