Recently we saw leaked images of the upcoming RC series from KTM. While a lot of details in terms of the design of the bikes have been revealed through the spy shots, other changes are not that evident. KTM’s official Instagram handle has dropped a teaser that confirms that the all-new RC series will debut very soon. We can expect a launch in September as the teaser suggested. A recent video by Rok Bagoros – a well-known stunt rider, gives us the first look at the all-new RC 390.
Now, Rok did mention that the bike is a prototype and the production bike will be 95% like this one. That being said, let’s move on to the details he shared.
The RC 390 gets a TFT-colour display much like the Duke 390 and Adventure 390. The console also supports phone connectivity via the KTM MyRide App. The bike also gets an optional Quickshifter which is rider switchable. The bike also gets LED DRLs and full LED lights all around with the front indicators integrated into the front fairing. The clip-ons get a 10 mm adjustment flexibility for the height. The seat has also been replaced with more soft-touch material and extra cushion for comfortable riding.
In terms of design, the RC 390 draws inspiration from its bigger sibling the RC 60 Moto GP edition. There will be a new colour scheme on offer in the guise of KTM Orange and Atlantic Blue which looks gorgeous. Upfront, the fairing has grown substantially in size and now features a new hexagonal unit much like the Duke series and now has better aerodynamics given the additional torque. The sides are now made up of two separate panels for improved air deflection. The chassis is now 1.5 kg lighter and the five-spoked alloys are 3.4 kg lighter. The brakes have also been redesigned and together have shed 960 gm of weight.
The new RC 390 will be powered by the 375 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 44 hp and 37 Nm torque. The airbox volume is up by 40% which has enabled the bike to produce more torque. The bike can now achieve a top speed of 181 kmph which is 11 kmph more than the old bike. The fuel capacity has also gone up to 13.7 litres which should give the riders an enhanced riding range.