KTM Announces 2017 RC Cup Racebike Details

Race-ready RC 390 prepared by KTM; racers can also take advantage of trackside services and sponsor benefits

2017 KTM RC Cup
The 2017 KTM RC Cup machine is a race-prepared RC 390 intended for use in the MotoAmerica RC Cup series.Courtesy of KTM

Following an earlier announcement that the MotoAmerica RC Cup series will continue for 2017, KTM has released details on the 2017 RC Cup racebike. The race-prepared RC 390 is sold ready for competition with a number of KTM PowerParts, and the engine sealed for use in the MotoAmerica series. KTM has also announced a number of services offered by HMC Racing for participants in the series, in addition to various offers from sponsors of the program.

The full details are in KTM's press release below:

The KTM RC Cup Series showcases riders between the ages of 14 and 22-years-old holding an AMA Superstock Limited license. All riders must race aboard KTM RC CUP bikes. These motorcycles are designed as racing competition bikes (not street-legal) and have been prepared by KTM with over 40 PowerParts and other enhancements to increase racing performance. Some of the features include:

  • 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
  • Akrapovic Exhaust
  • Racing Windshield, Tail Fairing and Belly Pan
  • RC8 R-style Throttle Assembly
  • CNC-machined Racing Foldable Levers
  • CNC-machined Racing Rear Sets

To maintain competitive parity, the engine is sealed and may only be serviced by KTM’s trackside partner HMC Racing. Modified street-legal KTM RC 390 bikes will not qualify for participation in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Series but will be allowed in regional racing. KTM’s partnership with HMC Racing will add a benefit to all riders during the racing weekend, as HMC will provide the following services to race participants:

  • 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

New participants who purchase a KTM RC CUP RACEBIKE between now and March 31, 2017 and enter the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup will receive the following benefits from program sponsors:

  • SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL will provide a KTM RC Cup 10x10 EZ-Up for new KTM RC Cup Racers to display in the MotoAmerica pits. KTM will ship EZ-Ups directly to participants who have a season-entry to the MotoAmerica Series. All other MotoAmerica participants will receive shipping confirmation on an individual basis.
  • MOTION PRO will offer each Official KTM RC Cup Racer the option to purchase MOTION PRO products at 50% off the retail price up to $1,000. Additionally, MOTION PRO will offer contingency to the top three finishers in each MotoAmerica race. A representative from MOTION PRO will contact participants after the motorcycle has been warranty registered.
  • MOTOREX will offer a sponsorship package including $500 in MOTOREX product and a discount on all MOTOREX product purchased throughout the racing season. A representative from MOTOREX will contact participants after the motorcycle has been warranty registered.
  • GiMOTO is offering KTM RC Cup Racers a semi-customizable, made to measure racing suit that is handmade and constructed in Italy at the discounted price. For more details, please see your local authorized KTM dealer.

The KTM RC CUP RACEBIKE is now available for purchase. To request an RC CUP RACEBIKE, a rider will need to visit a participating KTM dealership and provide a copy of their AMA Road Racing Superstock Limited license or license application. RC CUP bikes will be available on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability.