Second-gen KTM RC 390 officially revealed

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.

Adjustable windshieldYes
LED tail lightYes
Speedometer, odometer, and tripmeterDigital
Fuel gaugeYes
Pass switchYes
Adjustable windscreenYes


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 type373.2cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine
Fuel systemFuel injection
Engine cc (displacement)373.2 cc
Max. power43.5 HP @ 9000 rpm
Max. torque36 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Number of cylinders1
Bore/Stroke89 mm / 60 mm
Number of gears6
ABS Dual channel
ClutchPASC anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated
Mileage25 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.

Tail lightLED
Turn signal lampLED
Projector headlightsYes
LED tail lightsYes
Low-battery indicatorYes
Low-oil indicatorYes
Low-fuel indicatorYes
‘Distance to empty’ IndicatorYes
Average fuel-economy indicatorYes
Pilot lampsYes

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 sizeFront: 110/70-17; rear: 150/60-17
Tyre typeTubeless
Wheel sizeFront: 431.8 mm; rear: 431.8 mm
Wheel typeAlloy
Front brakeDisc
Rear brakeDisc
Front brake diameter320 mm
Rear brake diameter230 mm
Radial tyreYes
Front suspensionWP APEX 43
Rear suspensionWP APEX  Monoshock


The bike’s skeleton is a steel-trellis powder-coated frame designed to ensure better handling at high speeds.

Length2145 mm
Width760 mm
Height830 mm
Fuel capacity (l)13.7 
Saddle height824 mm
Ground clearance158 mm
Wheelbase1340 mm
Dry weight155 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 390INR 2,70,000

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