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KTM RC 8R (2014) Motorcycle Hire

KTM RC 8R (2014) KTM RC 8R front

KTM RC 8R (2014) KTM RC 8R side

The KTM 1190 RC8 R is the ultimate power tool. KTM designers pulled out all the stops in the art of engine building when it came to the 1190 RC8 R. The RC 8 R has Character, exclusivity, V-Twin torque, stunning styling (shrinking violets need not apply), Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels. Ergonomically adjustable, The rider has one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times and one of the best chassis in the world at his or her disposal - totally street-legal. With the precision to cut out the others when entering the corner. With the power and traction to pull away from them exiting the corner. With the feedback and ergonomics to enjoy the 1190 RC8 R 2014 to the full.

MCN Review

KTM have listened to the criticism of poor fuelling and harsh throttle response and come up with a heavily revised package for 2011. More power, better fuelling with the same stunning looks and responsive handling. No electronic rider aids make it rewarding and engaging to ride either on or off the track.

Read the full review on ›

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Minimum hire age 29 - All prices include VAT and fully comprehensive insurance
European motorbike hire available at an additional charge »

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Please use this booking form to enquire about the KTM RC 8R (2014). If you are part of a larger party, please provide details so we can make sure that you and your group are dealt with together


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Accessory Hire

SuperBike Rental has a great selection of accessories to hire alongside our motorcycles.
We have protective jackets, trousers, helmets and gloves in all sizes. All of our bikes can be fitted with some sort of luggage option, such as hard lockable panniers and top box or the Ventura luggage system. We have tank bags to fit some models and GPS/Sat Navs to fit all of our bikes.


Ventura Luggage Hire

Ventura aerodynamic bike pack system is individually engineered to the requirements of the bike to ensure there is no load shift whether riding solo or with a passenger.  Because the load is positioned behind rather than to the sides, the rider has greater manoeuvre ability in traffic and less wind resistance on the open road. This system a carrying capacity of 51 litres


Sat Nav Hire

Take the stress out of map reading and rent a Sat Nav.
We have available to hire, the Tom Tom Rider and the BMW Navigator. They both have mapping for the UK and Europe.

A great way to tour.


Helmet Hire

We have a range of helmets available in the following sizes, extra small, small, medium, large and extra large. They are all Euro ECE-R 2205 and ACU Gold approved


Gloves Hire

We have a range of gloves, Summer and Winter available to hire. Sizes from extra small to extra large



If you are looking for a little more of the technical information or want to know a seat height on a bike, the section below will be very useful. The information in this section will assist you in your choice of motorcycle and ensure that you choose the right model to suit your riding experience.


Top Speed - -

Power - 173 bhp

Torque - -

Weight - 184 kg

Seat Height - 805 - 825 mm

Fuel Tank - 16.51 litres

Engine Size - -

Engine Spec - 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled

Frame - Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated

Front Suspension - WP Suspension Up Side Down

Rear Suspension - WP Suspension Monoshock

Front Breaks - Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers

Rear Brakes - Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc

Front tyres - -

Rear Tyres - -


Below are the testimonials we've had relating to our KTM RC 8R (2014). If you would like to see all our testimonials please click here ›


Name - Peter Baldwin
Country - Kent, UK
Date - July 2017
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

A really good selection of bikes all in excellent condition run by biking enthusiasts. I rented a KTM 1190 Adventure and had a great weekend, They even supplied a gps for me to use as mine would not fit. A friendly team to deal with and a really easy transaction. Thanks 😀!


Name - Peter Baldwin
Country - Biggin Hill, Kent
Date - July 2017
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

Just returned from a four day 650 mile trip up to Norfolk and Lincolshire, with some great riding roads enjoyed on the KTM 1190. A great way of finding out how you will get on with a different type of bike before purchasing, you can do a proper road test!, not just a short run. The staff at Superbike Rental were great, an easy friendly efficient transaction. And the big KTM was superb and never missed a beat on the whole trip.
Thanks to all.


Name - Lucio Lander
Country - Argentina
Date - March 2017
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

I've rented a KTM 1190 and I drove the bike for 1200 miles around UK and Scotland roads in only 4 days. The bike was great all time, excellent condition, everything was great!
Hope to rent again here in the future, Thank you again guys!


Name - Phil Driver
Country - UK
Date - September 2015
Bike Hired - KTM RC 8R

Third year of using 'Superbike Rental', with the usual superb service.

Bikes are always expertly prepared, and nothing is too much trouble.

Even asked them to apply specific suspension and ride settings used the year previously (KTM RC8R).

I only have a track bike these days, and always use Superbike Rental for my road going needs, usually nipping around Europe.

To sum up, I'll put it simply.......JOB DONE 'NUF SAID.


Name - Keith Barnden
Country - California, USA
Date - August 2015
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

I am very pleased with your service and will definitely be planning another trip in the next couple of years if not sooner. Although we spent a month touring the UK and Europe, we quickly realized that we couldn’t do everything we wanted to in one trip, so another trip or two are definite.

I appreciate, and I hope others of your clients will too, your dedication to keeping your hire bikes looking and operating in like new condition. Your attention to these details are what make your company stand out from your competition and will keep us coming back time after time. In my experience with motorcycling, the better condition a motorcycle is kept in, the safer it is when being used. I’ve tried bailing wire and duct tape in my past and it isn’t quite the same as OEM bits! So thank you for your diligence.

I know I will have plenty of friends that will want to know about my trip and the logistics behind it, and when the opportunity arises I will pass along your information with my recommendations to use Superbike Rentals.


Name - Barry Hakkinen
Country - UK
Date - July 2015
Bike Hired - KTM RC 8R

Excellent experience once again from SBR. To have the KTM RC8 for a whole week this time was amazing and despite the endless rain in July! I still went out and the bike was excellent in its reliability and handling on wet roads. There is just something about this bike that I would find it hard to hire any other.

I took it to a Sci Fi convention I attended and not only were people taking pictures and drooling over it, a Star Wars Stormtrooper wanted his picture taken with it! Now that would be the ideal biking gear for this superbike! If the guys sell it I want first offer! I have to come back I can't get enough and the ease and helpfulness of all staff is commendable.

Thanks again.


Name - Kristan Hakinen
Country - UK
Date - February 2015
Bike Hired - KTM RC 8R

Best Valentines Weekend Ever!!

Can I start with “Awesome?” The KTM RC8 Superbike was a dream; forget all the Japanese computer assisted bikes. This is raw and edgy but at the same time completely friendly to cruise, with just a gentle purr from the V-Twin. Nothing was too much effort for this beauty. She attracts a lot of attention and rightly so with those stunning looks. Be prepared to spend time talking to people every time you stop. I had a friendly welcome and cuppa by Mark at SR, and thankfully with the 50% reduction offer for the winter months, it made it possible for me to afford this experience on my dream bike. I would go as far as saying it was the best experience ever for me in over 30 years of riding!

I need to save up for the summer as it’s my big ‘five zero’ and I can’t think of a better way to drown my sorrows than a week with the Goddess! I’m not Arnie….but “I’ll be back!”


Name - Toby
Country - High Wycombe, UK
Date - June 2015
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

I sold my Multistrada but still wanted to get my summer tour in and also try out something different on a decent length trip so I gave Superbike a go as a friend recommended them.

The team at Superbike rental were great and I hired the KTM Adventure complete with full set of panniers on a 10 day trip to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France.

The booking arrangements were clear so no dramas on the day and I was given plenty of time to get the bike loaded and adjusted before setting off. I was impressed by the professionalism of the team and their eagerness to ensure all questions were answered and that I had a good trip.

The bike didn't miss a beat and was just as awesome on the motorway as in the twisties, note to self: riding across 4 countries through a wet night not to be done ever again! 8-)

I would definitely recommend Superbike rental to anyone considering a bike rental as they are top drawer IMO and I will be using their services again this summer.

Keep up the good work lads


Name - Dave Marshall
Country - UK
Date - May 2014
Bike Hired - KTM 1190 Adventure

From start to finish the team at Superbike Rentals were very professional and organised. I rented an almost brand new KTM 1190 for a trip around Belgium - it performed amazingly!

The collection process was very slick also - and it helps to have e-mailed all your documents in advance. I would have no hesitation in renting another (or recommending) one of their amazing bikes again. Great friendly crew to deal with.


Name - Kevin Walter
Country - UK
Date - July 2014
Bike Hired - KTM RC 8R

I used to have my own bike and use it just a few times a year. Now I simply call the guys at Superbike Rental and they sort out a suitable brand new machine for me.

This is less expensive than me owning my own bike, and I get to ride some awesome machines Will be back again next summer.


Name - Jerry & Martin
Country - Surrey, UK
Date - June 2012
Bike Hired - KTM 990 Adventure

"Superbike, superbike, where for art though Superbike?

A belated but massive thanks for the use of the BMW and KTM for our Europe extravaganza!!!  Both Martin and I spent many happy hours in the saddles, heading through sleepy French villages and ending up at the stunning Alpine scenery of Switzerland.

Trina – thanks for the ever efficient planning for the trip in the months leading up to our departure….and always with a sense of humour!

Mark, thank you for delivering us well prepared bikes and for the detailed handover, which was much appreciated. We look forward to heading out for a weekend with you soon and trying some more of your collection!!!"


Name - Matthew McLean
Country - Canada
Date - 2010
Bike Hired - KTM 990 Adventure

"Thank you again for helping Mike and me realize Part 2 of our Big UK Motorcycle Adventure. As someone that works in the service business, I certainly recognize when service is great: from making the booking easy and painless to picking us up at the train station and later dropping us back there, getting us on the bikes quickly, and assuring us that if there were any issues while away, we’d be taken care of too.

I certainly will recommend to anyone heading to UK/Europe to put Super Bike Rental at the top of their list and will be back next year when we head to the continent.

Thank you again for excellent service, cheery chats and interest in our trip."


All motorcycles are serviced to schedule by authorised workshops and dealerships, every bike has a health check before all Rental periods.

Before you collect your chosen bike you can be confident in the knowledge that the Motorcycle you are renting has had a full health check and is fit for purpose.

Pre Rental preparation and checks.

•  Valet
•  Oil level
•  Electrical functions
•  Lights and indicators
•  Brake fluid levels
•  Brakes
•  Tyre tread
•  Tyre pressure
•  Chain lube
•  Chain tension
•  Road test
•  Rolling Brake test
•  Fuel tank is full
•  Note any damage
•  Note mileage
•  Hand over includes explanation of all controls
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