Originally Posted by wjhall
Im not sure I'd ever get it due to the excessive engine, but the other day i saw a KTM 1190 RC8 in a dealer and the angular design definitely caught my attention. Give me that sharp styling with one of those 90's era 250cc inline 4 cylinder and that i'd go for. (why arnt those inline 4's around anymore anyway? emissions or something?)...
That KTM RC8 is a cool looking bike, definitely a motorcycle that will grab your attention. I'd jump at the chance to ride one.
Those 250 inline 4 cylinder bikes cost a lot to manufacture... for just a little more money, a buyer could get into a 600cc inline four. Stricter emissions standards killed the 250, 350 & 500 two stroke bikes, while at the same time the general motorcycle market was going towards larger displacement road bikes, at least here in the U.S.