Shot by German motorcycle journalist Jochen Vorfelder, this is the first photo of the new liquid-cooled v-twin used in the KTM 1190 Adventure. Based on the RC8′s powerplant, the LC8 here develops 148bhp and 92lb/ft of torque.
“They started to work on the engine two years ago, based on the LC8 V-twin engine that they use for the RC8 superbike,” Jochen tells us. “148 HP 110 kW is correct. The engine you see is not a protoype, but one of the first final engines build into the last test bikes. Shot in the factory two and a half months ago.”