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.
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.