Part of the MotoAmerica RC Cup, the KTM RC Cup Series consists of several races across a multitude of terrains and environments and is designed to test both the mettle and spirit of the drivers. Specifically created for riders between the ages of 14 and 22, the RC Cup is an exhibition of talent, ferocity and cunning, showcasing not only KTM’s newest ranges but also the skills of young talents all over the world.
Moreover, one aspect of showcasing the motorbikes in all of their splendid glory is also putting to the test new parts and motorbike components, to research how well they function and how much they improve the vehicle’s performance and overall lifespan. Thusly, the Cup aims at trying out new engines, with single and double cylinder, at testing the fuel capacities of the bikes and finding out which air filter works best with each engine.
The specific requirements of the KTM RC Cup
All drivers must be in possession of an AMA Superstock Limited license. Indeed, only KTM RC Cup bikes that are not street legal are permitted to compete. In addition, all bikes must be specially prepared and tailored with over 40 Power Parts and other enhancements in order to increase the racing performance and, of course, the show’s excellent spectacle quality. Of course, all safety precautions and measures are taken into consideration.
KTM RC Cup and Air Filters
The KTM RC Cup was envisioned and created in collaboration with the German federation ADAC to help young riders showcase their skills on the track and prove that KTM’s race bikes can “pack quite a punch”. It provides an opportunity for emerging talents to “learn the ropes” by using control tyres and the same base motorcycle, for balance issues.
The specifically race-ready KTM RC bikes that the drivers use in such a race allow them to take full advantage of the circuit’s various characteristics, using the perfect tools for the perfect job. One of the reasons that the KTM RC Cup is such a popular event is because it puts to the test the various technical components that keep the bikes “going strong”, such as the air filter.
Air filters protect the bike’s engine from dust, debris and various hindering particles that could prove damaging and detrimental for the engine, thus ensuring that the bike rides smoothly and without hindrance. In addition, an air filter increases the overall performance of and overall quality of a bike, something that KTM knows and appreciates greatly.
The KTM RC Cup in more detail
The current KTM RC cup is based on the former Red Bull Rookies Cup and makes use of uniquely designed bikes prepared specifically for the occasion. During the event, a KTM HMC semi-truck is always present at each to provide a relaxing hospitality area for participants, and at the same time, KTM HMC technicians are ever present to offer technical assistance and have parts available for purchase, if needed.