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Old 07-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Ktm rc390

That should be a LOT of fun:

http://rideapart.com/2013/07/ktm-rc390/



The road version will be a blast to ride!
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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I anxiously await the streetified version so I can boot the Ninja 300 over to straight touring duty!

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I have wondered why the Moto3 class in MotoGP uses 250cc engines instead of 450s. I would think you could spin off cool bikes like this from a 450cc track bike.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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I have wondered why the Moto3 class in MotoGP uses 250cc engines instead of 450s. I would think you could spin off cool bikes like this from a 450cc track bike.

You and everyone waiting for a Yamaha WR450R are not alone!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #7
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This would be my next track bike - currently tracking an aprilia rs 125 - I think I'm ready for something with more than 30hp
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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Yeah, sure looks like it would be fun on a smaller twisty track!
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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Well, finally! After KTM declined to produce the RC4 (690), I was without hope for a Supermono and/or high-spec lightweight street sport. The EX300R or an old CB-1 were shadows of what I really want. An NC-35 would do if there were any parts or support, alas, no.

Now however, I'm done. Assuming, of course, that they bring it to the USA. With the fairing not interfering with raising the bars, this will fit all of the street duty I require. So - when, where, how much, and where do I sign?
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
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First cable clutch on a full size KTM in quite a few years, about a decade IIRC.

Non-floating rotors. Maybe compression adjuster on one leg, rebound on the other or just one fork adjustment. It might also be a spec series race only suspension, the shock adjuster looks pretty trick, like the one on my SXS shock.

Brembo knock off caliper? 4 piston radial anyway. Regular fixed master for the front. I see a few corners cut from the normal KTM street bikes... I read $6,000 was the target price. That's not bad if true. Still going to need to get your hands on one in person IMO.

Raising the bars might be a bit of a hurdle if that is the stock top triple? Stepped clamp in bars maybe?
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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In before someone complains that there are no luggage options available for it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #12
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you can easily get parts for the NC35 on CMSNL yes it is a European company but the rates are okay and I haven;t had a single problem contacting them for parts for my NC30.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #13
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #14
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Another article from motorcycledaily:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/...ng-to-america/

This thing has got a lot of people excited!
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