KTM Releases 2017 RC Cup Racebike Details

MotoAmerica series will showcase KTM RC Cup for third successive season.

KTM, RC Cup, MotoAmerica

Fresh new look, same great machine: KTM RC Cup Racebikes are now available for purchase by riders who intend to participate in the 2017 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Series.

Photo courtesy of KTM

KTM Motorsports has announced important details about the KTM RC Cup Racebike that is now available for purchase by participants in the KTM RC Cup, which will be held in conjunction with the 2017 MotoAmerica Series.

The KTM RC Cup showcases riders between the ages of 14 and 22 years old who hold an AMA Superstock Limited license. All riders must race KTM RC Cup Racebikes, which are designed for competition and are not street-legal. They have been prepared by KTM with more than 40 PowerParts and other enhancements to increase on-track performance.

Some of these features include:

  • Fully adjustable WP Racing fork

  • Fully adjustable WP Racing shock

  • Akrapovic exhaust

  • Racing windshield, tailsection, and belly pan

  • RC8 R-style throttle assembly

  • CNC-machined folding brake and clutch levers

  • CNC-machined rearset footpegs

KTM, RC Cup, MotoAmerica

KTM RC Cup Racebikes have been prepared by KTM with more than 40 PowerParts, including fully adjustable WP suspension and an Akrapovic exhaust, to increase on-track performance.

Photo courtesy of KTM

To maintain competitive parity, engine are sealed and may only be serviced by KTM’s trackside partner, HMC Racing. Modified street-legal KTM RC 390 bikes do not qualify for participation in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Series but will be allowed in regional racing.

  • KTM’s partnership with HMC Racing will benefit all KTM RC Cup riders during each racing weekend, as HMC will provide participants with the following services:

  • KTM HMC semi-truck will be present at each event to provide a relaxing hospitality area for participants.

  • KTM HMC technicians will provide technical assistance and have parts available for purchase if needed as part of the trackside service program.

  • KTM HMC technicians will provide a motorcycle safety checks prior to the race and help MotoAmerica regulate the validity of all race units to maintain parity throughout the series.

New series participants who purchase a KTM RC Cup Racebike between now and March 31, 2017, and enter the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup will receive the following benefits from program sponsors:

  • Synchrony Financial will provide a KTM RC Cup 10×10 EZ-Up for use in the MotoAmerica pits. KTM will ship EZ-Ups directly to participants who have a season entry to the MotoAmerica Series. Other MotoAmerica participants will receive shipping confirmation on an individual basis.

  • Motion Pro will offer each KTM RC Cup racer the option to purchase Motion Pro products at 50 percent off the retail price up to $1,000. Additionally, Motion Pro will offer contingency to the top three finishers in each MotoAmerica race. A representative from Motion Pro will contact participants after the motorcycle has been warranty registered.

  • Motorex will offer a sponsorship package, including $500 in Motorex product and a discount on all Motorex product purchased throughout the racing season. A representative from Motorex will contact participants after the motorcycle has been warranty registered.

  • GiMoto is offering KTM RC Cup racers a semi-custom, made-to-measure, one-piece Italian racing suit at a discounted price. For more details, please see your local authorized KTM dealer.

KTM RC Cup Racebikes are now available for purchase. To request an RC Cup Racebike, please visit a participating KTM dealership and provide a copy of your AMA Road Racing Superstock Limited license or license application. RC Cup Racebikes are available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details on licensing eligibility, please visit the official AMA website.