A monster that produces upto 38 HP of power has been unleashed to race over the tracks in America. The KTM RC 390 Cup Racebike is powered with several enhancements to increase its racing performance.
This superbike features a 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. It also features an RC8 R-style throttle assembly, CNC-machined racing foldable levers along with racing rear sets.
But there's one speciality about this bike. It isn't legal to ride this beauty on the streets. It's meant only for racing and is designed exclusively for the racers of the highly anticipated RC Cup Series. The KTM RC390 Cup Racebike would be available for purchase only for participants of the race, which is a 5-round series in association with the 2015 MotoAmerica Racing Series.
So, how can you get your hands on this bike? Just be a racer! As simple as that! And don't worry about the age limit, the riders between 14-22 years old who own an AMA Superstock Limited License can prepare themselves for the upcoming race. To ensure that this bike is used only for the competition, the engine comes sealed and would only be serviced by KTM's trackside partner HMC Racing. With HMC Racing joining the partnership with KTM, the riders would have access to HMC's special hospitality area, technicians for free technical assistance and free safety check on the bikes prior to the race. Also, KTM HMC Superbike racer Chris Fillmore would attend each event and offer guidance to the riders. However, modified RC 390's which are street-legal would not be allowed to participate in the RC Cup Series but can participate in regional races, though they won't avail the free benefits from HMC Racing.
The contigency platform offered by KTM would be as per the following payout structure:
1st - $500
2nd - $400
3rd - $300
4th - $200
5th - $100
In order to get more racers into this series, KTM has launched the bike at $9999 (Rs 6.21 Lakhs). The bike would be sold in limited numbers on a first come first serve basis. In order to avail the bike for the race, one must place a pre-order request for the same from 19th January to 15th February, with delivery to the dealers during mid-April. A rider would have to place an initial refundable deposit of $1000 and a copy of their AMA Road Racing Superstock Limited license.