Meet KTM RC 390, official ADAC Junior Cup machine

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Remember we recently posted a teaser of an upcoming KTM bike? Back then, we guessed that the new bike could be a race-replica based on the new Duke 390. KTM, together with ADAC, today unveiled the new bike and is calling it as the KTM RC 390.

The new bike has been especially developed for the new “ADAC Junior Cup”, which will be introduced at the 2013 MotoGP of Germany at the Sachsenring.

The one make series will have RC 390 as the sole machine for at least a couple of years.

As is obvious, the new bike is related to the new KTM 390 Duke that we all know of and will be close to the Duke 390 based fully faired sports bike that will soon be available for sale.

Commenting on the new bike, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer said,”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.”

“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.”, he added.

The primary development objective of the new RC 390 Cup was to cater to an affordable junior racing series. KTM says that the RC 390 is high on ride-ability, reliability and has service-friendly features. The main objective of the new Brand Trophy is to promote young racing talent. The race cup bike has a power output of 38hp and offers track focused handling characteristics.

Here are the tech specs of the new KTM RC 390-

  • Displacement 373.2 cc
  • Power Cup version approx 38 hp
  • Fuel System Bosch EFI (throttle valve 46 mm)
  • Control 4 V / DOHC
  • Engine Lubrication Wet sump system
  • Cooling system liquid
  • Clutch mechanical multi-disc clutch in oil bath
  • Engine management Bosch EMS
  • Frame Steel tube frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP-USD Ø 43 mm
  • Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
  • Brake system front Four-piston brake caliper, radially symmetric sealed-off rim 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″
  • Front / rear tires 110/70 ZR 17, 150/60 ZR 17
  • Silencers Akrapovic titanium silencer with regulated catalytic converter
  • Steering head angle 66.5 °
  • Wheelbase 1340 + / -15 mm
  • Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 inches)
  • Fuel tank capacity about 9.5 liters (2.5 gallons)
  • Weight about 130 kg (286 lb.)
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  • rahul says:

    Random musings:
    1) the concept borrows fairing design from rc8…
    2) the tank design is a straight lift from rc8…
    3) even though fairing is camouflaged on this concept, it incorporates an air dam (near the riders knee) similar to the rc8.
    4) the seat height has been increased on the concept bike(check out foot-peg – clip-on – seat triangle; giving the race bike an aggressive riding stance), while on production spec, seat height should return to duke 390 levels (thus making way for a slightly relaxed driving posture – IMO that will look better and proportionate as well)
    5) Akrapovic to be ditched (or available as an option)

  • rahul says:

    WOW!!! hope the road version looks similar to this… (but this bike has a lot of diff. parts as compared to a stock duke 390… hope RC version wouldn’t b priced way above the duke version…)

  • Rakesh Rok says:

    was expecting a RC250, because as we already have a Duke 200 and Duke 390, if it was a RC 250, it might had filled the gap between them, it would had been great… Anyways, bigger the better, Cheers, waiting for a review… 🙂