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FrontRunners: Revved Up

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has designed its new superbike, the 1190 RC8 R (www.ktm.com)—the first RC8 R to reach U.S. shores—with refinements meant to challenge European literbikes such as the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, the BMW S 1000 RR, and the Ducati 1198 S. The $19,998 KTM has a 75-degree V-twin 1195 cc engine that churns out 170 hp and 90.7 ft lbs of torque. Light Marchesini wheels and stiff WP Suspension components improve the bike’s handling, while a powder-coated frame and carbon-fiber front fender sharpen its look.

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