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Thinking of an RC8

Ok so the local dealership has a 2010 KTM Akrapovic edition on the floor.
She is used but has only a 1000 miles on her and I cannot find any flaws when looking her over real close.
I have been eying this 2010 RC8 for a few months now and I'm ready able now to pull trigger...
I went in there yesterday to see if I could close the deal....
They still have the 2010 Akra I want but low and behold they have a brand new 2013 RC8 R on the floor!
Wow I was blown away.
The 13 is not an Akra edition but looks dayum nice.
Both bikes are basicly the same price...
Im kinda stuck..

These pics are not of the actual bikes in the dealership.. but do show what I'm looking at..
it was a bad day to sneak out to the dealership without my phone.
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The pic on the far right is the Akra edition.


Nope I wont be getting rid of my love. I just want something new that I can have a blast on too.
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Nice to see the RC back together and looking good...
I like the Akra edition myself, very sweet bike the RC8.
Keep us posted on what you decide to do smoker.


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Do it. The RC8 is an amazing bike. My good buddy had an RC51 and sold it for an RC8. Has never been happier. He can ride the balls of the thing at the track as well. Handles a lot better. I think its probably the closest thing to a modern RC51. To be honest, it's better in about every way. Even quite a bit more rare, and always will be.


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Do the Akra edition. It's the one i wanted back in 2010. It was between that and the S100RR....unfortunately i made wrong choice and later regretted it. At the time i could not find an Akra edition in Colorado either.

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RSV4...I would rather have it than the RC8, for me it's the ergonomics, I've ridden both and I fit the RSV4 so much better.

If you are short like me the Aprillia is a better fit...



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RSV4...I would rather have it than the RC8, for me it's the ergonomics, I've ridden both and I fit the RSV4 so much better.

If you are short like me the Aprillia is a better fit...
How short is short?
Im 5"10 and weigh in at 180. Believe it or not I find the Rc quite comfy even with the stock saddle.

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How short is short?
Im 5"10 and weigh in at 180. Believe it or not I find the Rc quite comfy even with the stock saddle.
Dude I'm a shortass...5'8" 170lbs, the Ape is tiny compared to the RC8 or the 51. I've ridden both and for me it's the RSV.



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How short is short?
Im 5"10 and weigh in at 180. Believe it or not I find the Rc quite comfy even with the stock saddle.
I am 6'2.... not been on a rc8 or the rsv4, but I can say this... the rc51 with sato rearsets and banzai mounts is gonna kill my legs...lol.
No long treks...

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Ha that's my older brothers height I'm not a big guy but I do get a kick out of looking down at my older bro. He can prolly still kick my arose though.

I did go into the other dealership a month ago looking for some gloves and man, those salesmen where vampires! Its a newer Appe dealership and they still had brand new 2009 bikes on the floor. Many many 2010's including a RSV4 in a dark metallic blue. I did look her over real good. Super deals to be had at that place for sure. I could save about 8 grand buying a new 2010 RSV4.

But I just love the KTM.

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