My friend Christof from KTM stopped by with his 690 single RC8 hybrid for me to take a few photos and explained a bit about HKR: We all work in different areas of the company for KTM Sportmotorcycles. Our passion goes far beyond our jobs and so we formed HKR Racing in late 2009 and started to develop a single cylinder race bike, implement it into reality and to go racing with it. Why a single cylinder racing motorcycle?
The special feature is the pairing of a high capacity single cylinder 4 stroke engine with a compact Superbike chassis. Major advantages of this approach are extremely low weight, excellent handling and low acquisition and maintenance costs compared to a superbike.
More info on their website here.