Latest version of KTM's performance bike is more than ready to race

Looking for a sport bike that is -literally- ready to race? KTM has recently revealed the latest version of their venerable supersport bike: the KTM RC 390 R.

The Austrian sportbike manufacturer built the RC 390 R to comply with the new regulations and specifications under the Supersport 300 or SSP300 category when ordered with a special kit.

KTM RC 390 R

The standard RC 390 R gets a series of upgrades meant to improve the performance of the RC 390 for competition and extreme track riding. The sportbike gets adjustable handlebars with CNC-milled foldable levers for the clutch and brakes. The front and rear WP suspension system is fully customizable to the rider's preferences and track conditions.

KTM says they will only make 500 examples of the RC 390 R, and each will cost around EUR 8,500 (about PhP 5.4 million). But when coupled with the optional SSP300 race kit, this KTM will truly become ready for competition, particularly in FIM's new SSP300 category.

KTM RC 390 R

The SSP300 race kit includes a variety of upgrades and accessories such as an Akrapovic EVO02 titanium exhaust system, a special racing ECU, an STM slipper clutch, a quick shifter, spare wheels, extra gears for the transmission, a full bodywork kit, and many more.

The kit is only limited to 50 customers and costs more than the RC 390 R itself: EUR 11,000 (about PhP 7 million).