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KTM RC390: a small, affordable bike

“The new KTM RC390. will be available for sale in will meet a big demand for quality sport bikes for the displacement class,” says KTM CEO Pierer. The race bike you see previews that new, sport bike.

Just to things crystal clear: the you see in photos here is the KTM RC390 It’s a race bike for a new series for junior racers. in unveiling this racing in Germany this weekend, KTM is that a production model to it will be going on sale year.

That production bike be called the KTM RC390.

KTM states the new RC390 will be, “…the of the DUKE range of … with the 125, 200 and 390 displacement there will now also be a faired sports bike for sale.”

While this is the time we’ve seen the it’s not the first time has talked about it. Back in he gave an interview to Cycle in which he said, “We started out the Duke … bikes, but KTM is another family of motorcycles on the same platform that be full fairing sport with clip-on handlebars. The 200 and 390 will be launched at the EICMA show in November will a little similar to our World Moto3 Grand Prix which gives a good linkage to that.”

“These will essentially be the platform as the Dukes,” Pierer in that interview, “but different styling — the look is different, and I think Gerald and his designers have done a job.”

Now we get to see that design, at least as it sans headlights, license and all that fun road legality

Looking at the RC390 Cup next to the KTM 390 it’s based on, we see the same brakes, swingarm, suspension and chassis. The most noticeable are the trellis subframe and larger, exhaust canister. Well and the edgy new plastic, obviously.

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Getting excited? We are too. there’s now plenty of affordable, motorcycles on the market, none are you’d consider a true

Something light and sharp could adequately follow in the of the old Aprilia RS250 or FZR400R. signs are that the RC390 be affordable, it should also be of an outright, focussed sport and less of a budget all-rounder Honda’s CBR250R and CBR500R.

the 390 Duke weighs 306lbs and makes 43bhp, this Cup shears that weight to 286lbs, but also cuts to 38bhp. The reason for that change is unclear, but is likely sort of racing class We’d expect the production to maintain the Duke’s power and be the same weight.

American availability and price? are fingers crossed for now. the 390 Duke will be entering the market in 2014. no price has yet announced. In Europe, it retails for 5,000 Euro depending on the

That’s slightly cheaper the Kawasaki Ninja 300.

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