When the new RCs were unveiled, everyone was surprised. It was a radical change from the previous KTM design language.
Thankfully, the styling grew among motorcycle enthusiasts. And the favourable ergonomics and ease of access to everything make for quite a fun sportbike to ride.
While certainly not out of place on a track day. You’ll be able to tackle twisty pavement with ease, aided by the new chassis and suspension refinements.
The new KTM RC 390 debuts in the Indian market with the same mechanics. And engine introduced in the Austrian market earlier this year.
It is a marked departure from the previous generation of sportbikes, with a sharper design and significantly higher performance.
The KTM RC 390 has been a trendy bike all over Asia, with many countries in the region getting to see several variants of the bike. With the latest one being India. The KTM RC 390 is a smaller displacement version. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t capable on the track.
The Indian market is currently being treated to the new generation of the Austrian motorcycle brand’s sports bike, the KTM RC 390. Compared to its predecessor, the motorbike has been updated with many changes and improvements.
And here are the updates we get to see revised bodywork.And an updated seat with a 13.7-litre fuel tank compared to the earlier model.
Further, KTM has put a Bluetooth-enabled instrument console and full LED lighting. We don’t get to see the adjustable suspension. On the Indian KTM RC 390 compared to the international variant.
And therefore, we get to see WP upside-down front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. Further, there is new traction control. And with a price range that starts from $4,050, the new KTM RC 390 arrives in two shades Factory Racing Blue and KTM Orange.
The performance specs are four valves, electronic fuel injection with 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts.
The new KTM RC 390 aligns with BS6/Euro 5 emissions regulations while also receiving the 40 per cent larger airbox, which improves torque.