KTM RC 390 2018 vs Yamaha YZF R3 2018

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RC 390 2018 vs YZF R3 2018

KTM RC 390 2018 vs Yamaha YZF R3 2018: KTM RC 390 STD is the more fuel efficient one with a claimed mileage of 25 Kmpl while the claimed figure for Yamaha YZF R3 STD is . KTM RC 390 2018 is priced at Rs 2,66,024 (On road, Delhi) while Yamaha YZF R3 2018 is the costlier one priced at Rs 3,63,953 (On road, Delhi). RC 390 2018 is available in 1 colour options while YZF R3 2018 has 2 colours to choose from. RC 390 2018 churns out a power of 43.50 PS @ 9000 rpm while YZF R3 2018 produces 42 PS @ 10750 rpm.


Mileage (ARAI)25 KmplNA
Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloy
StartingSelf Start OnlySelf Start Only
Fuel Capacity10 L14 L
Engine Type1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC EngineIn line 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC
Displacement373.2 cc321 cc
Maximum Speed179 Kmph188 Kmph
Gear Box6 Speed6 Speed
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
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Engine and Transmission

Engine Type1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC EngineIn line 2-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC
Displacement373.2 cc321 cc
Maximum Power43.50 PS @ 9000 rpm42 PS @ 10750 rpm
Maximum Torque35 Nm @ 7000 rpm29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
StartingSelf Start OnlySelf Start Only
Maximum Speed179 Kmph188 Kmph
Cooling SystemLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Gear Box6 Speed6 Speed
ClutchSlipper ClutchWet Multiple-Disc
No. of Cylinders12
Drive TypeChain DriveChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)44
Bore89 mm68 mm
Stroke60 mm44.1 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection Fuel Injection
Transmission TypeManualManual
Compression Ratio14.5:111.2:1

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-110/70-17,

Rear :-150/60-17

Front :-110/70-R17,

Rear :-140/70-R17

Tyre TypeTubelessTubeless
Wheel Size

Front :-17 inch,

Rear :-17 inch

Front :-17 inch,

Rear :-17 inch

Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Front Brake Diameter320 mm298 mm
Rear Brake Diameter230 mm220 mm

Features and Safety

ABSDual ChannelDual Channel
Body GraphicsYesYes
Carry HookNoNo
Fuel economy IndicatorYesYes
Seat TypeSplitSplit
ConsoleDigitalAnalogue and Digital
Passenger BackrestNoNo
Step-up SeatYesYes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Distance to Empty IndicatorYesNA
Traction ControlNoNo
Cruise ControlNoNo
Quick ShifterNoNo
Launch ControlNoNo
Power ModesNoNo
Adjustable WindscreenNoNo
Mobile ConnectivityNoNo

Chassis and Suspension

Front SuspensionWP Upside-Down Ø 43 mmTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionWP MonoshockSwingarm


Length2145 mm2090 mm
Height830 mm1135 mm
Width760 mm720 mm
Ground Clearance178.5 mm160 mm
Saddle Height820 mm780 mm
Kerb Weight159.5 Kg173 Kg
Wheelbase1340 mm1380 mm
Fuel Capacity10 L14 L


IgnitionNATCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Head LampProjectorHalogen
Turn Signal LampLEDLED
Pass SwitchYesYes
Projector HeadlightYesNA
Battery TypeNAGTZ8V
Battery CapacityNA12 V, 7Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYesYes
Pilot LampsYesNA
LED Tail LightYesYes
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  • Comparison: Yamaha YZF-R3 vs KTM RC390

    Comparison: Yamaha YZF-R3 vs KTM RC390

    Posted By: Abhishek Nigam on Jan 19, 2016

     Yamaha R3 ProsBig bike appealRefined engineComfortable ergonomicsStrong brakesYamaha R3 ConsNo ABS or Slipper ClutchAverage tyresNot exactly value for moneyKTM RC390 ProsVery fastFantastic tyresLoaded with featuresExtremely good value for moneyKTM RC390 ConsExtremely committed riding positionP... Read More

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