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KTM RC 390 Details Released Ahead of 2015 MotoAmerica

KTM RC 390 Details Released Ahead of 2015 MotoAmerica
KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 Racebike

Back in November, the new North American road racing series spearheaded by three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey, MotoAmerica, announced it had partnered with KTM for a new support series – the KTM RC Cup.

Designed for riders 14-22 years old with an AMA Superstock Limited license, the five-race spec-class series uses a race-prepped KTM RC 390. And the details of this bike were released on Wednesday.

These non-road legal motorcycles are prepped by KTM, and produce 38 horsepower. Each engine is sealed ahead of the series, and can only be worked on by KTM’s trackside partner HMC Racing. KTM reports that street-legal RC 390s will not qualify for participation in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Series.

Besides a specially tuned engine, each RC 390 40+ PowerParts, including:

• Fully adjustable WP Racing Fork
• Fully adjustable WP Racing Rear Shock with high/low speed compression and rebound damping, adjustable preload and adjustable shock length
• Titanium Akrapovic Exhaust
• Racing Windshield, Tail Fairing and Belly Pan
• RC8 R-style Throttle Assembly
• CNC-machined Racing Foldable Levers
• CNC-machined Racing Rear Sets

KTM also had disclosed the assistance that HMC Racing will provide at the track, and race contingency for the top-five finishers:

• KTM HMC semi-truck will be present at each event to provide a relaxing hospitality area for participants
• The KTM HMC technicians will provide technical assistance and have parts available for purchase if needed as part of the trackside service program
• KTM HMC technicians will provide a motorcycle safety check on motorcycles prior to the race and will help MotoAmerica regulate the validity of all race units to maintain motorcycle parity throughout the race series
• Professional KTM HMC SuperBike racer, Chris Fillmore, will attend each event and offer guidance to each young participant

KTM Contingency Payout structure:

•  1st – $500.00
•  2nd – $400.00
•  3rd – $300.00
•  4th – $200.00
•  5th – $100.00

KTM says the RC Cup Racebike will be priced at $9,999 (USD) MSRP, and the RC 390s will be available in limited quantities for pre-order from January 19 to February 15. Once ordered, it will be delivered to KTM dealers in mid April.

To request a KTM RC Cup Racebike, a rider will need to visit a participating KTM dealership, provide a refundable $1,000 deposit and provide a copy of their AMA Road Racing Superstock Limited license or license application. RC Cup Racebikes will be available on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability, KTM says.

For more detail on the license eligibility, please visit the American Motorcyclist Association.

2015 AMA MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Schedule (provisional)

May 29-31: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
June 12-14: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.
June 26-28: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah
July 17-19: Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif. (World Superbike support race; one race only)
Sept. 11-13: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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