KTM RC 390 2014: 43 hp and 147 kgs; India Launch Soon!

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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.

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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- 

ENGINE

Design1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement373.2 cm³
Bore89 mm
Stroke60 mm
Performance32 kW (43 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio30:80
Secondary gear ratio15:45
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

CHASSIS

FrameTubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorberWP Monoshock
Suspension travel front125 mm
Suspension travel rear150 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter Front300 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear230 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle66.5°
Wheel base1,340±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 weight147 kg

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– KTM India website says that the RC bikes are coming soon. Rejoice!