What does the RC in RC390 stand for? - KTM Duke 390 Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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What does the RC in RC390 stand for?

I want to know as much as possible about what I'm riding. I know KTM stands for: Kronreif and Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen. KTM was founded as a motorcycle manufacturer in Mattighofen, Austria in 1953. With his associate Ernst Kronreif, Hans Trunkenpolz founded the company with the name KTM.
What does does the RC in RC390 stand for?
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by RC390Gal View Post
..What does does the RC in RC390 stand for?
Road/Competition (i.e. made for road and track equally). The idea started with the RC8 in 2008/2009 and was carried down from there along with the name tag.

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Hopefully NOT "REALLY CRAP!" but actually Road Competition.

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Kronreif died in 1980 and Trunkenpolz' son changed the 'K' back to Kraftfahrzeug.
The RC stands for Race Competition. I don't know about the RC8 but the 390 has it on the belly pan.
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