KTM RC 390 Review

KTM-Bajaj revised the RC and Duke series at last in India in 2016 and the two models are available with all-time-on headlights (meaning now there is no on-off switch). Other improvements are NOK seal, paint quality, vapor recovery technique for fuel tank, improved seat with new pillion assembly, new ECU mounts, better cooling with improved radiator fans, adjustable handlebar levers, front forks equipped with plastic flaps and increased thickness of disc brakes. KT MRC 390 top speed is 104 mph (167 km/h).

Style and Design

KTM RC390 has now many stunning features that make it a tough competitor having stylish body panels from tank to tail, new clip on handlebar, sharp fairing and switches for an aggressive riding position and weight forward, inward moved footrests giving a comfortable riding experience, superior control, two-part seat with improved ergonomics, windshield with an advanced design that includes aerodynamic front, a solid 3-chamber silencer facilitating the bike’s overall center of gravity and new steel fuel tank built with consideration to the bike’s design and style.

A thin tail is featured by the bike with a stylish number plate-holder, new sporty twin headlights, mirrors having integrated blinkers, nicely integrated pillion seat, new triple aluminium-forged clamps, blazing orange frame, bodywork and pedals and a lot of other eye-popping minute details. It even features a steel made, powder-coated tubular space frame making it a solid bike.

Instrument Panel

KTM RC390 features a completely digital LCD instrument console that shows information like engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder together with an RPM alert which indicates the best time for shifting up. Odometer, speedometer, clock, tachometer and dual trip meter are also featured.

Fuel Tank Capacity and Weight

KTM RC390 weighs 166 kg and the weight is centered very close to the center of gravity for greater maneuverability and accuracy. The fuel tank with a 10L capacity has been perfectly placed.

Gearbox and Engine

The RC390 features a powerful water-cooled 373.2cc, forced oil engine lubrication having 2 eaton pumps, electronic fuel injection having digital ignition time adjustment, mechanically operated multi disc Wet clutch and twin OHC based motor having a 6-speed claw-shifted transmission. The 4-stroke single-cylinder engine pumps out 43 BHP maximum power and 35 NM of maximum torque.

Ride and Handling

The RC390 has a 1340mm extended wheelbase, seat height of 820 mm, a 178.5mm high ground clearance, steering head angle of 66.5 degrees and power-to-weight ratio of 0.2KW/kg.

Get KTM RC390 specs and all other detail information at credr.com. Here you can also watch many pictures of the beautiful bike.

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