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

Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
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

CHASSIS

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

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

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