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Old 04-30-2014, 06:48 AM   #1
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Fatality on KTM RC8 last night

Just saw it on kprc. Sorry no link. Wasn't really paying, but "motorcycle crash" caught my attention and they showed a white and orange KTM on its side in the grass. They said rider wasn't wearing a helmet. Y'all are much better at finding info.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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Hmmm.....one was stolen a few weeks ago
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I couldn't find anything on the web. That would be some sweet justice...
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Looks like it has the reflectors on the front forks...mine are still in my garage....
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Insurance is supposed to finish their in the next few days...hopefully...but now I don't know what I want...LOL
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I loved that bike....but a lot of the other bikes have more technology...abs...traction control...electronic suspension...KTM is only putting that stuff on their adventure bikes...really like the Ducati's and the Aprilia
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Why do you need electronics? What about the 1290 superduke. It has all that fancy
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oops - just saw the report. Fatality. Bummer. RIP

BUT

If it had been stolen I'd hope he wouldn't die. I hope he wouldn't qualify for handicap benefits in any way. I'd hope he doesn't have insurance and has to pay the hard way, and I hope he didn't breed.
Sorry, I have no mercy for thieves. The only thing I really hope for is that he'ed crippled for life and it causes him to change his life to show other young people what kind of price you will end up paying - sort of like some of those anti-smoking ads. Karma is a be och.
And if it would be a "she" - that doesn't compute in my head. A thiefess is just weird.

Other than that, I hope the rider and bike recover - can a KTM owner please let me know how you think your bike compares to the other brands in the same size catagory...... For some reason KTM just peaks my interest. I don't think this particular KTM rides for anymore, so just tell me about good ones . . . . Seems like the indications on this thread are mostly negative.

I'm going to look them up.
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Track Graphics - you might call John Hutchinson at South Central Race Center. He's raced the Rc8 and can probably help you decide.
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This +1. From what I have heard they are great bikes but lack a little up top to the I4 bikes.
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