Along with the brand new RC 390 R, SS300 Race Package, KTM will present technical help to all KTM racers on the 9 rounds of the MotoAmerica Championship. KTM can be providing contingency cash for KTM racers in 2018.
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NEW FOR 2018: KTM INTRODUCES RC 390 R, SS300 RACE KIT AND ORANGE BRIGADE RACE TEAM TO CONTEST MOTOAMERICA JUNIOR CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM has additional sharpened its avenue supersport RC 390 with the introduction of the brand new KTM RC 390 R – a homologated, restricted version machine impressed by the brand new Supersport 300 class of racing. Alongside the launch of this new mannequin, the Austrian model is happy to introduce a brand new devoted SSP300 Race Package that will probably be optionally obtainable (via KTM sellers) for the brand new RC 390 R with the intention to create the final word READY TO RACE machine for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and all different small displacement racing lessons.
Constructed on the class-leading RC 390, this new R model embodies the standard KTM READY TO RACE spirit and builds on the talents and pure attraction of the KTM RC 390. Fitted with fully-adjustable WP suspension, the KTM RC 390 R achieves greater dealing with efficiency than the usual mannequin. Along with the brand new entrance forks and shock, a particular CNC-machined triple clamp matched to new clip-on handlebars communicates greater ranges of suggestions and rigidity. A shorter consumption snorkel widens the facility output from the RC 390 R’s 44 hp DOHC single cylinder engine.
On prime of all this, the RC 390 R is a street-legal supersport bike with the entire class-leading options supplied on the usual RC 390. The RC 390 R is available in at $eight,499 MSRP and is accessible via North American KTM dealerships.
SSP300 RACE KIT – READY TO RACE
KTM’s Buyer Racing division has created the following stage bike for small-bore supersport racing by doing what KTM does finest – racing! The brand new SSP300 Race Package was developed and confirmed to win via competing within the CIV Italian Highway Race Championship and the ultimate spherical of the World FIM Supersport 300 class, the place it is going to now make its North American racing debut within the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship.
The package provides over 230 elements and every part wanted for FIM competitors, together with a full titanium Akrapovic SSP300 EVO02 system with race ECU, STM slipper clutch, quickshifter, wiring harness, spare wheels, an enormous collection of gearing choices, elevated cooling system and a full bodywork package produced from light-weight and powerful supplies, amongst many different detailed elements.
The package prices $10,999.99 MSRP and isn’t suitable to current KTM RC 390 CUP bikes or any RC specification earlier than 2017.
With the brand new KTM RC 390 R, the decrease capability supersport market has a brand new efficiency benchmark. Combining this superior base mannequin with essentially the most complete race package and an expert service back-up via KTM, creates a really READY TO RACE system for any racer seeking to compete on the highest stage. The SSP300 RACE KIT is for Closed Course Competitors Use Solely.
ORANGE BRIGADE RACE TEAM
With the addition of the MotoAmerica Junior Cup, KTM Motorsports has assembled a two-rider Orange Brigade race crew to contest the 2018 championship sequence. The newly-formed Orange Brigade crew is happy to welcome former KTM RC Cup contributors Alex Dumas and Sean Ungvarsky to the lineup aboard the brand new RC 390 R RACEBIKE, geared up with the brand new SS300 Race Kits.
Dumas, a Canadian native, completed third general within the 2017 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Championship and went on to characterize North America within the World Finals. Ungvarsky earned a bunch of podium and top-five finishes within the 2017 KTM RC Cup, the place he appears to be like to raise his recreation with a continued relationship with the orange model.
KTM will probably be on-site for all 9 rounds of the MotoAmerica Championship to offer technical help to KTM riders. Moreover, former KTM Manufacturing unit Superbike racer and present model ambassador, Chris Fillmore, will probably be on-site to offer riders with teaching and mentorship on race weekends.
KTM North America is providing $25,500 in KTM Money contingency for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup, in addition to a further $26,000 in championship money bonus payout for the 2018 season. The general championship bonus construction is as follows: 1st – $15,000; 2nd – $7,500; third – $three,500.
Chris Fillmore: “As soon as once more KTM has confirmed their dedication to youth street racing in America with the roll-out of the brand new Orange Brigade race crew. We’ve labored carefully with each Alex and Sean within the RC Cup program and we’re actually excited to proceed their growth aboard the brand new RC 390 R and show the READY TO RACE options of the SS300 package.”