Tuesday, 10 September 2013

KTM CEO confirms RC390 launch in 2014.

Following the successful entry into the Moto3 World Championship – KTM brought the World Championship title to Austria in the premiere year – and the completion of the Duke range of naked bikes with the 125, 200 and 390 displacement models, there will now also be a fully faired sports bike available for sale. In typical fashion, there is a direct connection to motorsports. The “ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM” will see the RC 390 in action for the first time worldwide as the exclusive motorcycle used in this Brand Cup competition.

Naturally it is not difficult for the sports motorcycle manufacturer from Mattighofen, Austria, to make the connection between racing and series production. In short: as always, KTM once again underlines that it is always “Ready to Race” in every aspect by presenting the RC 390 Cup at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer: ”We developed a pure GP racing machine for the Moto3 World Championship. In contrast, the RC 390 Cup is based on a series model project. Both of these two projects were given the highest priority because the development of lower displacement, high quality street bikes are among our core activities. The new KTM RC 390, which will be available for sale in 2014 will meet a big demand for affordable, quality sport bikes for the lower displacement class.

The KTM CEO adds: “Since 1993, ADAC has achieved a great deal with excellent work with up-and-coming riders in the Junior Cup. The promotion and support of young talent is also a very important aspect for KTM. We are happy to put a lot of energy into this because we actively engage in the promotion of young riders both in offroad sports and on asphalt. We are honestly thrilled that we will be able to support the ADAC Junior Cup as the KTM 390 Cup with all KTM bikes. Also because with ADAC we have a committed, reliable and strong partner in which everyone involved is a professional.”

Ideal for young racers: KTM RC 390 Cup
The primary development objective of the fully faired RC 390 Cup bike was to enable affordable junior racing with the best possible sporting potential. To achieve this, the Cup RC bike has a strong and reliable heart of the most modern kind. 375 cc displacement, four valve technology, liquid cooled, two oil pumps, electronic Dellorto fuel injection – these are the core features of the single cylinder, four stroke engine that is set to release around 38 horse power in the Cup bike and, which incidentally will be very fuel efficient even at full throttle.

As well as having more than adequate performance for junior racers, the RC specifications portfolio also ensures the best possible ride-ability, reliability and service-friendly features. The primary intention of the Brand Trophy competition is to discover and promote talent among young riders. 
To suit the aerodynamically refined fairing, the RC 390 Cup comes with a high quality chassis together with the typical KTM tubular steel trellis frame. The lightweight, mesh robot-welded tubular steel combines precise handling with perfect stability at every speed. The robust construction is another plus in the event that the bike makes contact with the ground. It also provides easy access for maintenance. 
High quality suspension elements, developed together with WP Suspension as well as a performance-oriented four piston caliper braking system completes the youngster’s racing machine. Especially practical for sporting activities are the numerous PowerParts directly developed by KTM and the special accessories that will ensure both a professional and economical activity in the Brand Cup competition.

Top modern, safe, efficient and fast: the RC 390 Cup plus the strong cooperation with ADAC hits the spot when it comes to what KTM envisages for motorsports for the younger generation.

Engine type: single cylinder, 4-stroke 
Displacement: 373.2 cc 
translation: single cylinder, 4-stroke 
power: Cup version approx 38 hp 
Fuel System: Bosch EFI (throttle valve 46 mm) 
Control: 4 V / DOHC 
Engine Lubrication: Wet sump system 
Cooling: Liquid cooling 
Clutch : mechanical multi-disc wet clutch 
engine management: Bosch EMS

Frame: Steel tube frame, powder coated 
front suspension: WP-USD Ø 43 mm 
Rear suspension: WP monoshock 
front brake: Four-piston caliper, radially symmetrical blocked off caliper brake, brake disc Ø 300 mm 
Rear brake: Single-piston brake caliper, floating caliper brake, brake disc Ø 230 mm 
wheels, front / Rear: Cast aluminum wheels 3.00 x 17 ", 4.00 x 17" 
Tyres, front / rear: 110/70 ZR 17, 150/60 ZR 17 
Silencer: Akrapovic titanium silencer with regulated catalytic converter 
Steering head angle 66.5 ° 
Wheelbase : 1340 + / -15 mm 
Seat height: 850 mm 
Fuel tank capacity: about 9.5 liters 
Weight: 130 kg


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