Lucky KTM RC 8C Owners Take Delivery At Jerez (With Video)

Lucky KTM RC 8C Owners Take Delivery At Jerez (With Video)

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By KTM:

25 LUCKY KTM RC 8C OWNERS TAKE DELIVERY AT JEREZ

It took a mere 4 minutes and 32 seconds for all 100 ultra-exclusive KTM RC 8C track bikes to sell out via KTM’s digital sales platform, with 25 of those buyers opting to take delivery under the watchful eye of Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio at Jerez.

Unlike anything before it, the KTM RC 8C is a hand built, lightweight racing prototype that uses the familiar 889 parallel-twin engine from the KTM 890 DUKE R in a bespoke, track-ready chassis, bristling with high-end racing componentry.

 

A KTM RC 8C track-only motorcycle. Photo by Rudi Schedl, courtesy KTM.
A KTM RC 8C track-only motorcycle. Photo by Rudi Schedl, courtesy KTM.

 

Only 100 of these ultra-exclusive track weapons were made available to the public, with 25 exclusive handover packages offered, allowing 25 lucky customers to opt-in for a private KTM RC 8C Track Experience with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test riders Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio, and individual race set up by master WP suspension technicians.

The 25 customers arrived at Jerez on 7 October 2021 and had the opportunity to watch an official Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test session from a VIP spectator box, followed by a private dinner with members of KTM Motorsport, as well as Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio.

 

KTM test rider Mika Kallio talks to new RC 8C owners. Photo by @francescmonterophoto, courtesy KTM.
KTM test rider Mika Kallio talks to new RC 8C owners. Photo by Francesc Montero, courtesy KTM.

 

October 8th was the day everyone was looking forward to, with the 25 KTM RC 8Cs already having been pre-run in, it was time to get the new owners accustomed to each of their own machines.

With Riaan Neveling and Markus Kramer giving each customer a concise and thorough breakdown of the KTM RC 8C, the riders were subject to a rider briefing by Dani and Mika, who set out the day’s proceedings.

One of our Orange Bleeders took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, surrounded by KTM RC 8Cs and in the perfect setting, to propose to his girlfriend. Obviously, she said YES!

With 6 pit boxes pre-prepared, with the 25 KTM RC 8Cs lined up in the same order in which they were ordered online, the doors opened simultaneously, giving the 25 lucky owners the first eyeful of their new machines.

 

KTM RC 8C track-only motorcycles await their new owners in garages at Jerez. Photo by @francescmonterophoto, courtesy KTM.
KTM RC 8C track-only motorcycles await their new owners in garages at Jerez. Photo by Francesc Montero, courtesy KTM.

 

What followed was a few laps led by Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio, with a grid start in the same order. The riders spent the rest of the day on track getting to grips with their race bikes, with Dani and Mika providing one-on-one sessions to whoever needed them.

 

MotoGP Legend and KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa (26) leads RC 8C owners around Jerez. Photo by Francesc Montero, courtesy KTM.
MotoGP Legend and KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa (26) leads RC 8C owners around Jerez. Photo by Francesc Montero, courtesy KTM.

 

The day ended with dinner, allowing everyone to share their stories and bringing a close to another successful, exclusive KTM experience.

See what transpired in Jerez and what the lucky 25 got up to below.

 

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