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Key Specs

373.2 ccEngine
25 KmplMileage
179 KmphTop Speed
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BikeDekho Verdict for RC 390

What we like

  • Good list of features and cycle parts
  • Slipper clutch and ABS
  • Power to weight ratio

What we don’t like

  • Poor NVH levels
  • Finish levels could have been better
  • Stiff ride quality

KTM RC 390 Highlights

18 January 2018: Ever since its arrival in the Indian market, the KTM RC 390 has been rewriting rules and creating benchmarks in the entry level sub-400cc category of sports bikes. With an extremely sporty and aggressive bodywork which screams performance and armed with world-class gadgetry and features, the RC 390 has that stance which a super-sport indeed should have. Power comes from the same four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 373cc engine which powers the Duke 390, however, for the RC 390, the engine has been slightly tuned on a different level to make the power delivery more aggressive, with the figures standing at 43PS of maximum power at 9000rpm and 36Nm of maximum torque at 7000rpm. Along with the engine, even the suspension, frame and brakes have been lifted off from the Duke 390, as the RC 390 sits on a trellis frame along with 43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic forks at front and a fully adjustable hydraulic mono-shock with rear aluminium swingarm at the rear, as well as the new 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc brake. Available in a single shade of orange with black and white inserts, the RC 390 is priced at Rs 2,63,780 (On road, Delhi). It competes against the likes of TVS Apache RR 310 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.

RC 390 Bike Price and Variants

VariantRC 390 ABS
Ex-Showroom Price2,35,735
Start MechanismSelf Start Only
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Tyre & WheelAlloy
Available Colour(s)Orange

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KTM RC 390 On road Price in India

HyderabadRs 2,63,474
KolkataRs 2,64,319
ChennaiRs 2,60,741
BangaloreRs 2,99,688
MumbaiRs 2,71,631
GurgaonRs 2,64,788

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KTM RC 390 Specifications


Mileage25 Kmpl
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Wheel TypeAlloy
StartingSelf Start Only
Fuel Capacity10 Ltrs
Engine Type1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Engine
Displacement373.2 cc
Maximum Speed179 Kmph
Gear Box6 Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Engine
Displacement373.2 cc
Mileage25 Kmpl
Maximum Power43.50 PS @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque35 Nm @ 7000 rpm
StartingSelf Start Only
Maximum Speed179 Kmph
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Gear Box6 Speed
ClutchSlipper Clutch
No. of Cylinders1
Drive TypeChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)4
Bore89 mm
Stroke60 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection
Transmission TypeManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-110/70 - 17,

Rear :-150/60 - 17

Tyre TypeTubeless
Radial TyresYes
Wheel Size

Front :-17 inch,

Rear :-17 inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Brake Diameter320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter230 mm

Features and Safety

Body GraphicsYes
Carry HookNo
Fuel economy IndicatorYes
Seat TypeSplit
Passenger BackrestNo
Step-up SeatYes
Passenger FootrestYes
Underseat StorageNo
Distance to Empty IndicatorYes

Chassis and Suspension

Front SuspensionWP Upside-Down Ø 43 mm
Rear SuspensionWP Monoshock


Length2145 mm
Height830 mm
Width760 mm
Ground Clearance178.5 mm
Saddle Height820 mm
Kerb Weight159.5 Kg
Wheelbase1340 ± 15 mm
Fuel Capacity10 Ltrs


Tail LampLED
Pass SwitchYes
Projector HeadlightYes
Battery TypeMaintenance Free
Battery Capacity12V 6 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYes
Pilot LampsYes
LED Tail LightYes

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  • RC390

    Oct 3, 2015 by shakir khan

    In the month of September, I took a test drive of the RC390 at KTM Bund Garden, Pune and booked the bike. After months of reading about this bike, and constantly watching the same KTM RC390 video, I had made up my mind to buy an RC390 regardless of..........Read more

  • Best in the segment

    4 days ago by Ashish

    Ktm is the best of its segment. Just hoping the seats and riding position for long drives improve. .....Read more

  • rc 390 is not good but my duke 390 2017 is VERY gooooooood

    Jun 30, 2017 by

    this bike is not good 2017 ktm rc 390 and now am buy duke, 390 2017 is good for me so nice so friends you can buy duke 390 2017 .....Read more

KTM RC 390 Expert Review

Currently the flagship product of KTM in India, the RC 390 has the most aggressive stance and design language in the entry level super-sport segment, which is further complemented with world-class new-age features. Armed with a four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 373cc engine which produces 43PS of power and 36Nm of torque, the RC 390 is also the most powerful motorcycle in its class. The trellis frame under the skin along with 43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic forks at front and a fully adjustable hydraulic mono-shock at the rear give the RC 390 exceptional agility and handling. On the other hand, the new 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc brake, along with dual channel ABS, brings the RC 390 to halt in the best possible way.

It’s slightly a matter of surprise that even after so many minute but worthy and noticeable additions, the new RC 390 has been priced at the same price point as before. With an asking price of Rs. 2.35 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), the RC 390 is an incredible value for money option for all those who want to upgrade themselves in the world of super-sport. The sad part is that the RC 390 is offered in only one paint shade, which though is not a big reason to worry.


For a long time, the KTM RC 390 didn’t had a direct competitor, but now, TVS has upped the ante by introducing the new Apache RR 310, which has the same racing pedigree and sporty stance as the RC 390. In comparison, the Apache RR 310 feels more solidly built and premium over the slightly flimsy bodywork of RC 390. The engine on the Apache RR 310 is much smaller, which translates in lesser-in-comparison power and torque numbers, but then, the overall power delivery is slightly more refined and predictable in the Apache RR 310. Handling is exceptional on both the motorcycles, however, the RC 390 feels more aggressive in riding posture as well as ride quality.

The RC 390 was always an incredibly aggressive looking motorcycle, and even with the new facelift on board, KTM hasn’t brought many changes to the bodywork, and the motorcycle continues to look sporty and mean as ever.

At the front, the RC 390 comes is adorned with a mean looking and pointy front fairing, which are here jewelled with dual projector headlamps along with daytime running LEDs below them. The transparent windshield above the headlamp assembly is the same as before, however, the RC 390 now comes with a new set of rear view mirrors, which are larger and provide better visibility than before. As before, they do possess small but noticeable turn indicators within them, making the RC 390 the most affordable motorcycle to feature this thing.

Like before, the orange theme of the RC 390 continues to be in this facelifted version as well, with the body panels as well as trellis frame under the bodywork being finished in orange colour. However, this time, the body panels do get glossy accentuates of black and white along with orange, which makes the bike look & feel larger and premium than before. Another welcoming change here is the new side mounted exhaust pipe in place of underbody exhaust. The other things which have been retained from the previous version are the high mounted tailpiece, which gets LED tail lamps along with petite rear fender and LED blinkers from the Duke.

Even the fully digital and extremely comprehensive instrument console has been retained from the previous version, which displays a host of information which no other motorcycle in its class has in its kitty. Apart from these things, KTM has introduced some more new features like adjustable levers for front brake and clutch, ride-by-wire technology and slipper clutch, all of which make the RC 390 a benchmark to be followed.

Apart from the basic design which has been retained but slightly refreshed with minor changes and feature additions, even the powertrain has been treated in the same way. KTM has decided to retain the same four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 373cc engine as the previous generation version, however, thanks to minor changes to engine and new tech additions like a new CAN BUS system derived from KTM’s Moto3 WSBK bike, new Bosch fuel pump and a new Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP), the engine now produces 36NM – 1Nm more from the previous engine. On the other hand, the peak power output still stays the same at 43PS.

As before, the power delivery feels aggressive and thanks to these minor additions, it now feels refined and less jerky as well. The 6-speed gearbox also is still the same, however, the presence of slipper clutch now makes the gearshifts even more precise than before. The only grouse here is the small 11-litre fuel tank, which gives the RC 390 a very short tank range.

Apart from the basic engine, KTM has chosen not to fiddle with the fantastic chassis setup of the RC 390, as the motorcycle continues to sit on the same trellis frame as before, along with 43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic forks and a fully adjustable hydraulic mono-shock with rear aluminum swingarm. Sourced from WP, the overall suspension setup is set on a stiffer side, which gives the RC 390 marvelous handling characteristic. However, the flipside here is stiff ride quality, which can be tedious for longer rides.


Another change which is worth mentioning on the new RC 390 is the larger 320mm disc brake at the front, which along with the 230mm disc brake at the rear as well as ABS at both the ends, give the RC 390 an enhanced braking experience than before.

The KTM RC 390 gets a host of safety features like 320mm discs with radial callipers,  ABS, slipper clutch, sticky premium tubeless tyres, AHO and projector headlamps and rear LED tail lamps and clear-lens LED indicators.

BikeDekho Verdict

The KTM RC 390 is among the quickest bikes in its segment while being a fantastic value for money proposition

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25 Kmpl

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RC 390 Colors

There are 1 variant(s) available. ​KTM RC 390 comes in 1 different colour(s) - Orange. There are 1 variants starting from Rs. 2,63,780 onwards.

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