Posts by tag: KTM

KTM September 13, 2009 posted by

2009 KTM RC8

Located in Fresno, California is a 2009 KTM RC8 with 1,700 miles.  A few days ago, Doug posted a RC8 on eBay with a buy-it-now of $26,000.  This one is priced at $16,000 and appears to be legitimately coming from a dealer in Fresno, California.  I fear that the eBay ad may have been fishing to see if someone would actually pay $26K for a RC8–as the $16k bike is coming from a dealer, it would be interesting to know what private party values currently are.  The seller states that the bike has $6,000 in extras including a full titanium exhaust.  See the Craigslist ad here. See the dealers website here.



KTM September 2, 2009 posted by

2008 KTM RC 8 on ebay for $26,999 buy-it-now!

If my research is correct there were only 50 of these imported to the States in 2008.  This seller states his is #25 of 50 and has documentation to prove it. 


 Buy it now on for $26,999

The RC 8 would rank #2 in my book of bikes that I want to own right behind the 1996 ZX-7RR.  I’ve always admired KTM for their uniqueness.  They seem to march to their own beat and not follow any previous designs.  From talking to other KTM fans the RC 8 is a love or hate design because the lines are so strong.  I personally like the angular design, but my favorite feature is the under engine exhaust.  When Ducati offered the under tail exhaust it was what everyone wanted.  I believe Buell was the first one to offer the under engine design, but it was bulky and ugly to say the least.  KTM made it the way it should be and dare I say Ducati Moto GP followed KTM in this design.  Hiding the exhaust totally cleans up the tail section of the RC 8.   

The seller states he is selling his RC 8 to buy his Fiance’ a ring.  I wish I could help him…..

I have put everything you can into this bike. It has the full Akrapovic Exhaust ($3800 + installation), Lo-Jack ($1300), extended 5 year warranty ($1000) and lots of little extras like the fender eliminator, tinted sunscreen, tank bag, Axle sliders.


The seller has over $6,000 dollars in exhaust, alarms, extended warranties and some other add ons.  These are very unique and dare I say expensive, but it is one of my favorites.  I hope someone picks this up because as time passes they will be even harder to find.  Check out the KTM RC 8 press release video:


KTM July 27, 2009 posted by

2006 KTM RC 125

Located in Cato, Wisconsin is a very rare 2006 KTM RC 125.  This bike participated in the MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007 and the AMA U.S. Rookies Cup for 2008.  The bike has been professionally refreshed and rebuilt, ready to race.  The bike has a Buy-It-Now of $14,900, which is comparable to a brand new Honda RS125, but, this one is a professionally prepared, factory, race bike.