KTM RC 390Change Bike
Bike Discontinued in Jul, 2022
Key Specs of RC 390
KTM RC 390 Highlights
KTM RC 390 Price:
The BS6 KTM RC 390 is priced at Rs 3,13,922 (ex-showroom Delhi) and is available in two colour schemes.
KTM RC 390 Features:
Even after not receiving many updates, the KTM RC 390 still continues to be a well-equipped motorcycle even today. It gets twin-projector headlights, all-digital LCD instrumentation, dual-channel ABS, a slipper clutch and ride-by-wire technology.
KTM RC 390 Engine:
The KTM RC 390 is propelled by a liquid-cooled DOHC 373.2cc single-cylinder engine, which is now BS6-compliant but retains its output figures of 43.5PS and 35Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch and drive is sent to the rear wheel via a chain.
KTM RC 390 Suspension & Brakes:
The KTM RC 390 offers razor sharp handling thanks to its competent underpinnings. Holding the bike together is KTM's signature trellis frame suspended on a USD fork and preload-adjustable monoshock, both from WP. Braking hardware is also commendable: a 320mm/230mm disc brake combo assisted by dual-channel ABS. As a result of the BS6 updates, dry weight has gone up by 2kg to 149kg.
KTM RC 390 Rivals:
The fully-faired sportsbike rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli 302R and TVS Apache RR 310. For the price of a KTM RC 390, you could also buy yourself a KTM Duke 390, Honda CB300R or Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
RC 390 Price List (Variants)
|RC 390 39025 Kmpl, 373.2 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.2,13,504|
|RC 390 BS425 kmpl, 373.2 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.2,44,014|
|RC 390 BS6373.3 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.2,77,635|
KTM RC 390 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in RC 390
- Aggressive styling makes it stand out
- Good list of features and cycle parts
- Slipper clutch and ABS
- Power to weight ratio
- Sharp handling with superb feedback from sticky tyres
Things We Don't Like in RC 390
- Stiff ride quality
- Poor NVH levels
- Finish levels could have been better
- Digital tachometer is hard to read on the move
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RC 390 Expert Review
'Ready To Race' has always been KTM’s motto, and nothing fits the bill better than the RC 390, well, at least in India. The bike which was launched back in 2014 received constant updates over the years to keep it looking fresh. The latest iteration of the RC 390 was recently launched with a new paint scheme - Black and Orange, along with features like wider mirrors, more comfortable seat, adjustable levers, and a ride-by-wire throttle.
Armed with a 373cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine it manages to put out 43PS of power and 36Nm of torque. This makes the KTM RC 390 the most powerful motorcycle in its class.
Under the skin lies a trellis frame with 43mm upside-down forks and a fully adjustable monoshock at the rear which gives the RC 390 exceptional agility and handling. Braking duties are handled by a single 320mm disc up front and a 230mm rear disc brake. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard. With the kind of equipment on offer, the KTM RC 390 makes an incredible value for money proposition for all those looking for a track-focused motorcycle.
Design and Features
Even with over 4 years under its belt, the KTM RC 390 still looks aggressive as ever thanks to constant updates. The sharp front end encompasses two split projector headlamps and DRLs, while a transparent windscreen wraps around the front fascia. Its rear view mirrors are now wider than before for better visibility. The bike gets a new gloss black and white paint scheme with its trademark orange colour trellis frame and wheels. This paired with hints of orange on some of the panels make the bike look a lot sportier than before.
Another welcoming change is the underbelly exhaust, which makes way for a side-mounted BSIV-compliant one. Furthermore, the RC 390 now gets adjustable levers for front brake and clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and slipper clutch, features that make the bike a benchmark in its class. Aside from the aforesaid updates, the bike remains unchanged.
Engine and Performance
The Supersport retains the same 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. However, it does get a couple of new upgrades 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). This translates to a slightly higher torque figure of 36Nm – 1Nm more from the previous engine. On the other hand, the peak power output stays the same at 43PS.
Thanks to these additions, the power delivery feels aggressive, a lot more refined and less snatchy than before. Though the 6-speed gearbox is the same unit as before, the addition of a slipper clutch prevents wheel hops during hard downshifts. Our only quibble here is the small 11-litre fuel tank which will have you hitting fuel stations quite often.
Braking and Handling
The fantastic trellis frame that gives the RC 390 its superior handling capabilities hasn’t been fiddled with. It continues to ride on WP 43mm USD forks and a fully adjustable monoshock paired to a rear aluminium swingarm. The suspension setup is on the stiffer side which gives the RC 390 scalpel-like handling characteristics. That said, its committed riding posture coupled with the stiff ride can be problematic for long hauls.
Another change worth mentioning is the RC 390’s new 320mm disc brake up front, which is 20mm larger than its previous iteration. It gets a 230mm disc brake at the rear and dual-channel ABS as standard. Comparatively, its slightly tweaked braking setup offers progressive braking and better bite.
Safety and Features
The KTM RC 390’s larger 320mm front disc paired with the rear disc brake and ABS offer better stopping power. Additional, the slipper clutch supplements its handling capabilities as it negates wheels hops during hard downshift, while the premium sticky tubeless tyres offer immense grip. On the other hand, its AHO projector headlamps have a two-fold approach: it acts as a safety feature during the day and provides sufficient illumination at night.
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KTM RC 390 Specifications
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Max Torque||36 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||9.5 L|
|Body Type||Sports Bikes|
KTM RC 390 Features
|LED Tail Light||Yes|
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