KTM RC390 Announced

PAR Cycle CanadaPosted on

Austrian manufacturer KTM, leveraging on recent success in Moto3, announces the entry-level RC390 Junior Cup racer. The Cup racer will be the basis for the ADAC Junior Cup spec-series in Europe.  “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,” says KTM CEO Stefan Pierer.

Boasting a liquid-cooled, four-valve, fuel-injected 375cc single, is the fully-faired offspring of the 390 Duke. It will share chassis and WP suspension with the Duke, but add a fairing that bears a striking resemblance to the RC8.

At a claimed wet weight of just 139kg and delivering 38 hp, according to KTM, the little racer should deliver performance reminiscent of quarter-litre two-strokes of old.

A street-going machine will follow with lighting and an additional five horsepower. There is no word as yet on Canadian availability or prices, but some reports indicate a price point around £5,000 in the UK. 


Summary of Briefing on Honda Motorcycle Business – Realizing Carbon Neutrality with a Primary Focus on Electrification

CMSBK stars Lalande, Hardwick joining MotoAmerica Mini Cup finale in Barber

MV Agusta and KTM AG collaborate on distribution of MV Agusta motorcycles in North America

Bridgestone Announced as new CSBK Title Sponsor and Exclusive Tire Supplier

Sebastien Tremblay ends Ernest Bernard title challenge at Pro6 GP finale

Harley-Davidson launches limited edition Low Rider El Diablo model