Okay, so this is what the KTM RC390 would be like

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So this is IT! Images and info about the upcoming KTM RC390 sports bike has finally hit the web world. All these details come from KTM Canada website, where these were accidentally published earlier today. It may be noted that the RC390 will make its first public outing at the EICMA show in Milan in November ’13.

While you can go through detailed information below, allow us to quickly tell you that the bike has a max power of 43bhp and a weight of just 147kgs. All this means that the bike has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.2kW-per-kg.

Following are the full details (as per KTM Canada website)


The KTM RC 390 has upside-down front fork from WP Suspension. These have a 43 mm outer tube diameter, which is the same as the bigger RC8 R.


While the RC390’s frame is visually similar to that of the Duke sibling, it has been modified to suit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The steering head angle has been increased to 66,5 degrees, which results in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increased ground clearance.


The bike gets a 100 percent digital LCD display which has a gear indicator, service reminder information and all the usual stuff you expect from a supersport racing machine.


The light alloy swingarm, along with a WP shock absorber, provides extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

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The RC390 gets a advanced design wind shield for wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.


A seat height of 820mm enables the rider to be high enough for sporty use and ‘big-bike’ feeling.


The bike comes with a new steel fuel tank , which has a capacity of 9,5 litres.


The bike also gets new clip on handlebars which result into an aggressive riding position


The comes equipped with ABS as standard.

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Powering the bike is a state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 375ccm engine which benefits from twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection. The motor also boasts of a forged piston, Nikasil-cylinder-coating and forced feed lubrication with power-promoting body-evacuation. The engine has a max power of 43 bhp.


The brakes on the new KTM RC390 have been developed in cooperation with Brembo. Braking duities at front are courtesy a four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a 300mm single brake disk. At the rear, the bike gets a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter).

As mentioned above, ABS comes as standard.

Go to next page for more images and technical specifications




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


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)
Weight without fuel approx. 147 kg

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  • Akshay naik says:

    Ya it’s true Rahul ….dey have driven dat it ll be more dan 35 k of duke 390 naked…..n m waitin for dis RC

  • rahul says:

    hmm… duke 390 is rs 1.8 lacs. Add new rear sub-frame, front forks, new fairing with new headlights, new rear-view mirrors with led indicators, etc.. etc.. so me thinks we should not be looking anything more than 2.15 – 2.25 ex showroom.. good thing i didn’t fall for the duke.. 🙂

  • karikor says:

    I hope they lower the saddle height by 20-30mm for the Asian market

  • Rahul says:

    Yes…It is coming to India pretty soon after launch…price tag will be 2.5 lacs ex.showroom…

  • Rob says:

    Does anyone know if this will be sold in the United States?