KTM revealed its updated RC390 motorcycle at the recently concluded 2015 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Now, according to a new report from motoring website ZigWheels, this new model is expected to reach the Indian showrooms in January 2016. The motorcycle is completely manufactured and exported to the international markets from Bajaj’s production facility in Pune, India.
For 2016, the feature rich Indo-Austrian Moto3 inspired motorcycle benefits from slipper clutch, a larger front disc brake (320mm), Ride-by-wire technology, switchable ABS, adjustable front brake and clutch lever and a new aluminium exhaust to meet Euro 4 emission norms. Moreover, for 2016, the brakes on the KTM RC390 are developed in cooperation with Brembo to provide enhanced stopping power once the anchor is dropped.
In terms of performance, the 2016 KTM RC390 is not any different from the current model. Thus, the new 2016 RC390 continues to use the same liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 375cc engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection that propels the current model. The 89 mm bore and 60 mm stroke continue to deliver 44 hp of power and 35 Nm of torque.
The upcoming model, with its added list of features, will see a marginal price hike. While the official figures are yet unknown, we expect the 2016 model to be dearer by Rs 15,000-25,000 than the current model.
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