KTM Motorsports unveils 2017 KTM RC Cup racebike

07/12/2016 - 15:55 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

This KTM RC Cup Racebike gets over 40 powerparts.

Held in alliance with the MotoAmerica Racing Series, the KTM RC Cup is a racing series in the United States helping promote young talent. The Austrian company’s motorsports division has unveiled the 2017 edition of the race bike and has loaded it with enhancements to improve its performance on track.

KTM RC Cup racebike front three quarter
KTM RC Cup racebike gets fully adjustable racing suspension setup by WP, racing body panels, CNC machined foldable levers and rear sets and a performance exhaust by Akrapovic.

The bike is now suspended over fully adjustable racing forks in the front by WP and a racing-centric rear mono shock by the same brand with high/low speed compression and rebound damping. The bike also gets CNC machined racing, foldable levers and racing rear sets. The body panels have been replaced to be more track friendly. The throttle assembly borrows inspiration from the KTM RC8. The exhaust system has been sourced from Akrapovic.

Rules do not allow any modifications to the engine and therefore it is a sealed unit. These may be serviced only by KTM’s partner HMC Racing. Customers can head to participating KTM dealerships and make requests for a unit with a copy of their AMA Road Racing Superstock Limited license or license application. The KTM RC Cup race bikes will however, not be street legal. Modified KTM RC390 will not be allowed to participate in the race but can take part in regional races.

HMC Racing will have a hospitality lounge for the riders at all races, and will also service the motorcycle and sell parts. They will also be conducting the safety check prior to the race to help MotoAmerica regulate the validity of all race units.

KTM RC Cup racebike side
The KTM RC Cup racebike will be raced by budding riders in the age group of 14-22 years.

The KTM RC series is for budding racers between the age group of 14 to 22 years and several promotional offers have been announced if one buys the bike before March 31, 2017.

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