KTM have already updated thier brand new RC8, by launching the RC8-R, with capacity increased by 47cc from 1148 to 1195cc.
Power has increased from 112kw to 121kw and torque is up from 112nm to 123nm.
Weight is down by 10kg, and wheelbase 5mm shorter.
No prices or availability are known at present.
There are rumours that KTM are also planning to enter WSB in 2009. All they need now is someone to ride the orange machine. At present they have no confirmed riders for the WSB series.