2018 KTM RC 390 R And MotoAmerica Race Package Released

Rennie Scaysbrook | February 2, 2018

2018 KTM RC 390 R And MotoAmerica Race Package Released—KTM has released details of the new RC 390 R machine that will be homologated to race in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup category for 2018, as well as announcing the race kit and integration to the Orange Brigade for two of North America’s top young racers.

The new RC 390 R will form the basis for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup challenger this year and beyond.

The new $8499 RC 390 R will be sold alongside the regular RC390 but come with fully adjustable WP suspension, a CNC-machine triple clamp, new clip-on handlebars and a shorter intake snorkel to help spread the 390 R’s 44hp across a wider span of revs.

KTM RC 390 R Factory Race Kit

Here’s what you’ll get with your KTM RC 390 R Race Kit. You might want to block off a weekend or two to fit everything!

Where KTM is offering something different in the Junior Cup is the factory Race Kit, which comes with a host of goodies to turn the 390 R into a full-on race weapon.

For an extra $10,999.99, the kit comes with over 230 individual parts and everything needed for FIM competition, including a full titanium Akrapovic SSP300 EVO02 system with a race ECU, STM slipper clutch, quickshifter (which is actually not allowed under MotoAmerica rules), wiring harness, spare wheels, a huge selection of gearing options, increased cooling system and a full bodywork kit.

As for the integration into the Orange Brigade made famous by KTM’s off-road racing exploits, Alex Dumas and Sean Ungvarsky will front the company’s road racing efforts, with mentorship and coaching by KTM’s former AMA Pro Superbike racer Chris Fillmore, who will be on-site on race weekends.

KTM North America is offering $25,500 in KTM Cash contingency for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup, as well as an additional $26,000 in championship cash bonus payout for the 2018 season. The overall championship bonus structure is as follows: 1st – $15,000; 2nd – $7,500; 3rd – $3,500.


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