Speculations have been aplenty that the KTM RC 390 India launch is around the corner and while the Indian subsidiary of the Austrian bike maker has so far refrained from announcing the KTM RC 390 India launch date, several KTM RC 390 spy images that have surfaced recently make us believe that the bike’s launch is around the corner.
Essentially a faired and sportier variant of the 390 Duke, the RC 390 sports a full front fairing and sportier ergonomics. The KTM RC 390 would have a max power of 43 hp and the bike would have a dry weight of 147 kgs. This means that the upcoming bike would boast of a segment leading power to weight ratio in India.
It is highly likely that the 390 Duke would have a stiffer suspension to aid handling and enable the bike to have slightly better track manners. Thanks to local manufacturing and high parts sharing with the 390 Duke, the RC 390 is likely to be launched with a competitive price tag. KTM RC 390 price in India could be pegged around INR 2.20 lakhs.
KTM RC 390 Specifications and Details-
|Design||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Performance||32 kW (43 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6 speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Primary gear ratio||30:80|
|Secondary gear ratio||15:45|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock|
|Suspension travel front||125 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||150 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs – diameter Front||300 mm|
|Brake discs – diameter Rear||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring|
|Steering head angle||66.5°|
|Wheel base||1,340±15 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||178.5 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||820 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||10 l|
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|dry weight||147 kg|
– KTM India website says that the RC bikes are coming soon. Rejoice!