KTM RC390 Cup Bike Revealed at Sachsenring

July 15, 2013

By Byron Wilson

KTM RC390 Cup
The new KTM RC390 Cup racer was revealed at Sachsenring during the recent German Grand Prix. The 375cc mount will be used in the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM in 2014 and is set to hit the marketplace at that time as well.

KTM has announced its partnership with ADAC for the “ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM,” an entry-level road racing series that will use a new RC390 Cup bike in 2014. The fully faired, 375cc motorcycle is slated to hit the marketplace in 2014 as well. The RC390 Cup racer was revealed this past weekend at the German MotoGP round at Sachsenring.

KTM CEO Stephen Pierer offered this comment in a KTM press release: “We developed a pure GP racing machine for the Moto3 World Championship. In contrast, the RC390 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 RC390, which will be available for sale in 2014 will meet a big demand for affordable, quality sport bikes for the lower displacement class.”

The four-stroke, liquid-cooled Single is will sit in a tubular steel trellis frame with a claimed output listed at 38 horsepower. It’s said to be equipped with suspension components developed in conjunction with WP Suspension. The four-valve, DOHC engine will feature electronic Dellorto fuel injection and tip the scales at a listed 286 pounds. The big question is whether the machine will hit U.S. markets and make a play for the entry-level sportbike market dominated by Kawasaki and Honda.