Is the RC8 right for me?
Hey everyone, brand new to this forum but I am active on the Buell and Triumph forums. I primarily joined to get some info from you guys and try to determine whether the RC8 will be my next bike, so input is appreciated!
I am 99% a street only rider (I've done 3 track days in my 10 years of riding, will probably do one a year from here on, so my bikes are mostly just getting street miles). I've owned mostly all middle-weight sport bikes (Daytona 675, SV650, CBR 600, Buell XB12SS).
The RC8 caught my eye both because I like rarer/oddball sportbikes and because I find it INCREDIBLE to look at. And I currently ride a Buell XB12 and appreciate big V-twin torque. Here is my main question though: is the KTM RC8 too fast to have much fun on the street with? The old mantra is: "it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow". I've stuck with that through all my bikes so I've never gone above the 600 "class" of bikes (100-120 hp). I am a responsible rider and save my hooligan riding for country back roads and abandoned twisties, in traffic and the city I obey the speed limits. Is the RC8 still fun to ride in those conditions when you can't really wring it's neck and gun it to redline without hitting ludicrous speeds?