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For the RC8, we brought our riders to the design table as well as the best technicians and designers. Our aim: The ultimate weapon for ambitious street-fighters.
That means: A radical concentration of its mass around the compact 75 V2. Innovative details are everywhere: The seat is the tank, keeping fuel at the machine's centre of gravity. Dry sump lubrication allows the entire exhaust system to sit precisely where it has the least influence on dynamics. Directly under the engine.
The fairing is designed to produce: The least possible crosswind drag. The result: No crosswind oscillation, spell-binding agility, and aggressive steering ability.
(Planned start of production 2007)
990 RC8: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION (STATUS SEPTEMBER 2004)
Engine: 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, V 75
Displacement: 999.8 cc
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 62.4 mm
Performance: 100 kW / 9600 rpm
Max. torque: 103 Nm / 7300 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.8 : 1
Transmission: 6 gears, dog clutch engagement
Fuel: 95 ROZ
Mixture conditioning: Electronic fuel injection
Valve: Spur-gear driven tooth-type chain
Lubrication: Pressure circulation lubrication
Engine oil: Motorex Power Synt 4T, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive: 67 : 35
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Ignition: Denso battery ignition
Spark plug: NGK DCPR 8 E
Frame: Chromium molybdenum tubular space frame, powder-coated
Handlebar: Aluminium clip-ons
Suspension front: WP-USD 48 Multi Adjuster PA
Suspension rear: WP - Multi Adjuster
Suspension travel front/rear: 120 / 125 mm
Brake front: Double disc ~ 305 mm
Brake rear: Disc ~ 210 mm
Rim front/rear: 3.5 x 17 " / 5.5 x 17"
Tire front/rear: 120/70 - 17" / 190/50 - 17"
Transmission ratio: 17:38
Battery: 12V / 12 Ah
Steering head angle: 67.3
Wheelcaster: 89 mm
Wheelbase: 1399 mm
Ground clearance: (unloaded) 150 mm
Seat height: (unloaded) 835 mm
Tank capacity: approx. 17 l
Dry weight: approx. 175 kg