MCA Issue #45 announced the impeding arrival of the KTM RC390 to Singapore’s shores.
Here’s the super-charged version!
True to both KTM’s ‘READY TO RACE’ philosophy, and its commitment to develop more models for the asphalt, the Austrian Sportmotorcycle manufacturer has now developed the KTM RC 390 CUP, a real racing bike for young talents. The bike will be seen in action in the 2014 “ADAC JUNIOR CUP POWERED BY KTM” this season and is set to raise the adrenalin levels of tomorrow’s champions.
The RC 390 is a very important new model in KTM’s product range and the company’s expanding worldwide presence will continue to spread its passion for producing real ‘READY TO RACE’ motorcycles.
In the past three years KTM has developed no less that six models for street riding between 125 cc and 390 cc – by the way, KTM is the world’s only manufacturer to offer all of them equipped with ABS.
NURTURING YOUNG RACING TALENT
KTM understands the importance of catering for future riders of bigger cc models by stimulating the market with smaller displacement sports bikes. With this in mind, the company is delighted to be partnering ADAC in the 2014 “ADAC JUNIOR CUP POWERED BY KTM”, which allows the next generation of racers to attack some of Europe’s most renowned circuits on the new KTM RC 390 CUP machine.
Australian Jack Miller of the Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team and winner of the 2014 opening Moto3 GP in Qatar and Austin is a veteran of the ADAC Cup competitions, as are 2012 Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese and Philipp Öttl, currently contesting the 2014 Moto3 World Championship. The KTM RC 390 CUP is based on the series model and directly links it to both KTM Racing and Moto3. It is a sporty, modified bike that allows riders to learn all the fundamental skills on the track.
If they prove themselves, it also opens up possibilities for them to advance to competitions like the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Moto3 and beyond.
PERFECT PACKAGE FOR THE YOUNG RACER
The KTM RC 390 CUP represents an affordable racing motorcycle that condenses all of KTM’s ‘READY TO RACE’ philosophy into a smaller displacement fully faired racing bike. All KTM RC 390 CUP bike parts are available as KTM PowerParts and the fully adjustable suspension package not only allows for individual set up for each race; it is also a valuable learning tool for suspension setups.
The bike has adjustable foot pegs and handlebar levers to fit different ergonomics, making it ideal for young talents that are still growing. Series sponsors stickers are concentrated on the front of the bike, leaving the tail free for rider personalization or personal sponsors.
The RC 390 CUP can also be retrofitted to be street legal. The series production, fully faired RC 390 bikes are due to arrive at the KTM Dealers later in 2014, opening up the possibility for riders with sporting aspirations and potential to be ‘READY TO RACE’ whenever they wish.