Here are our first impressions of the 2017 KTM RC 390. Ask any questions you have

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January 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm #267861

KTM recently launched the all new RC series including the RC200 and the RC390 in India. For 2017, the KTM RC390 comes equipped with premium features such as ride-by-wire, a slipper clutch, EVAP system, CAN BUS, switchable ABS and adjustable levers. The motorcycle also features all-new Racing Graphics. The RC 390 continues to deliver 43.5 Ps but the motor is now compliant with the BS IV norms. The new KTM RC390 has been priced at INR 2,25,300 (ex-showroom Delhi). We rode it today at Bajaj’s track in Chakan, Pune. Here are our first impressions. We hope you enjoy the video. You can ask us any questions by posting a reply below and we would be happy to answer it.

January 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm #267896

What exact changes it is having from 2016 model and does it contains quick shifter in 2017.

January 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm #267932

No it doesnt have a quick shifter. The changes are

Ride by wire throttle

Bigger front discs, sharper braking

Exhaust on the side for euro4 compliance

Heavier weight owing to above

New colour and graphics with UV resistance

Less vibrations

EVAP for slightly better efficiency

Slightly cushier front seat

Wider rear view mirrors

1 Nm more torque

Adjustable levers

 

January 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm #267967

Does the engine heat up like the previous model? Or has the engine been through some changes.

January 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm #268028

We did about 10 laps in a row aboard the bike, with the throttle pinned almost all the way through. In such circumstances the engine had to heat up, though, at those speeds, you’d hardly ever feel the heat. We saw the temperature gauge short only of one bar to full, which meant that the engine was pretty hot. It ought to be with that sort of treatment being meted out to it. Would it roast your loins as it did before when stuck in traffic? Well, we’ll really have to wait for the bike in the real world to give you a conclusive word on that. Although we do feel that the heat dissipation has reduced by some margin, but we would still want to ride in on a hot day through a chock-a-block street to fully attest to that statement.

January 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm #268158

The Motoroids review of the new 2017 KTM RC390 is now live here . Check it out!

January 31, 2017 at 8:05 am #268247

Do You Know when 2017 KTM Duke 390 will be launched?

 

January 31, 2017 at 2:21 pm #268288

Expect the bike to come to India by Mid-2017 (June-July)

February 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm #268515

In KTM India website, the RC390 is said to have switchable ABS as one of the updated feature but could not the switch for it. Does it exist?

February 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm #268557

[quote quote=268515]In KTM India website, the RC390 is said to have switchable ABS as one of the updated feature but could not the switch for it. Does it exist? [/quote]

Well, the ABS on the RC390 was always switchable / disengagable. But now, the console displays ABS error in case of failure, like in premium cars. Hope that helps

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