Second-gen KTM RC 390 officially revealedPosted On: September 22, 2021 By : Magan Tamang
KTM recently took the wraps off the second-generation RC 390. The new model surpasses the previous one overall in looks, design, performance, and premium features.
The company has officially announced that the bike will likely be launched in March 2022 in India at the estimated price of INR 2.90 lakh. The bike’s images and specifications had already been leaked on social media before the company made the public announcement.
Those who are familiar with KTM’s quality will not be disappointed with the new 390. As was the case with the Duke 390 and the KTM RC 250, the latest 390 has also been equipped with exceptional features such as lean-sensitive traction control, an optional bi-directional quick shifter, slipper clutch, and ride-by-wire.
Design and features
The new KTM RC 390 boasts an all-new chassis inspired by KTM RC8’s design and bodywork. Besides featuring new graphics, the RC 390 flaunts a stunning colour combination of white/orange and black/orange to give off an overall MotoGP vibe.
The bike also features the KTM MY RIDE system, using which the rider can connect their smartphone, allowing them to make phone calls, listen to music, and use the optional turn-to-turn navigation feature. Furthermore, the bike gets a 5-inch TFT display with smart connectivity, featuring a speedometer, autometer, gearbox, clock, and fuel gauge.
|LED tail light||Yes|
|Speedometer, odometer, and tripmeter||Digital|
The second-generation KTM RC 390 is powered by a 373.2 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder engine that generates up to 43.5 hp of power at 9000 rpm and 36 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. The six-geared bike can reach up to 169 km/h with the use of its optional quick shifter.
The bike has a fuel capacity of 13.7 litres and provides a mileage of 25 km/l. The bike also comes with cornering traction control and cornering and Supermoto ABS for standout braking performance–this combo significantly reduces the chance of locking up the bike’s wheels while you navigate corners.
|Engine type||373.2cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Engine cc (displacement)||373.2 cc|
|Max. power||43.5 HP @ 9000 rpm|
|Max. torque||36 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Number of cylinders||1|
|Bore/Stroke||89 mm / 60 mm|
|Number of gears||6|
|Clutch||PASC anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated|
|Mileage||25 km/L (approximate)|
At the front, the bike gets an aerodynamic screen for protection from the wind, and the face features an all-new LED headlight with LED DRLs and an integrated indicator that allow for perfect visibility both during the day and night.
|Turn signal lamp||LED|
|LED tail lights||Yes|
|‘Distance to empty’ Indicator||Yes|
|Average fuel-economy indicator||Yes|
Tyres, brakes, and suspension
The new KTM RC 390 comes with dual-channel ABS, and the bike gets disc brakes on both wheels for better braking control.
The bike’s front features a WP APEX 43 suspension, and the rear features a WP APEX monoshock suspension.
|Tyre size||Front: 110/70-17; rear: 150/60-17|
|Wheel size||Front: 431.8 mm; rear: 431.8 mm|
|Front brake diameter||320 mm|
|Rear brake diameter||230 mm|
|Front suspension||WP APEX 43|
|Rear suspension||WP APEX Monoshock|
The bike’s skeleton is a steel-trellis powder-coated frame designed to ensure better handling at high speeds.
|Fuel capacity (l)||13.7|
|Saddle height||824 mm|
|Ground clearance||158 mm|
|Dry weight||155 kg|
Price of the 2022 KTM RC 390
The new KTM RC 390 is expected to arrive in March 2022 in the Indian market, with an estimated price tag of INR 2,70,000.
|2022 KTM RC 390||INR 2,70,000|