The European Junior Cup will be the entry level series run in conjunction with WSB in 2012. The 14 -19 year old riders will be aboard identically prepared KTM 690 Duke motorcycles with the following essential specifications:
WP fully adjustable race suspension front and rear.
Marchesini lightweight wheels
Brembo competition brake system and discs.
Akropovic full system exhaust.
KTM power parts: crash bars, seat, lower handlebars and rear-set pegs.
APTC Slipper clutch.
Dry weight 140kg
Power 79 PS
In non-metric terms, the bikes will weigh 308 pounds dry and make 78 HP. A big, upright single-cylinder standard-style motorcycle is an interesting platform for these developing roadracers. The only ergo changes from the stock bike (pictured above) appear to be lower handlebars and rear-set pegs. Here is a video of the recently introduced stock KTM 690 Duke.