Pune, 30 August 2014: Yes its final that KTM RC390 will be launching in India on 9 September before European markets. Price is rumoured to be around Rs. 2.19 lakhs. As the RC series flagship, KTM launches a highly attractive sport bike for young riders and those that remain young-at-heart with the new RC 390. Distinguished by first-rate high-tech components, the fully faired racer has a superior power-to-weight ratio and unprecedented agility and extreme lean angles. In addition, it is powered by the same sophisticated, powerful and reliable engine as the 390 DUKE. In both models, the short-stroked, liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve single with electronic fuel injection has an incredible response, robust power delivery and great refinement. Perfect conditions for a true racing feel, combined with convincing real-world credibility.
However, the frame of the RC is designed rather differently. Combining cutting-edge precision with perfect stability at any speed, while the ultra-lightweight network of robot welded steel tubes may remind some of the proven trellis frame of the Duke, its geometry is critically different in order to fully live up to the ergonomics and riding characteristics of a genuine racer. A steeper steering head, shorter trail and shorter wheelbase give the RC 390 a playful handling and true race track capability.
While the RC 390’s ultra-lightweight network of robot welded steel pipes may remind some of the proven trellis frame of the 390 DUKE,
its geometry is critically different in order to fully live up to the ergonomics and riding characteristics of a genuine road racer. A steeper steering head, shorter trail and shorter wheelbase give the RC 390 a playful handling and true race track capability. Made of thin walled steel pipe sections, the orange powder coated frame is distinguished by a well-balanced rigidity distribution and unmatchable solidity.
Based on the street legal production version, the RC 390 CUP mostly shares the same technology, the same kind of performance and the same looks. This means the grid is comprised of dyed-in-the-wool but affordable racing bikes that live up to KTM’s READY TO RACE philosophy to 100%. The only differences between the Cup version and the production bike are components that make sense in racing, while each and every component needed for the homologation but not necessary for racing is deleted. In addition, all racing components of the RC 390 CUP are available through the KTM PowerParts program.
Specifications: Single cylinder, 4-stroke | 375 cc | 44 HP power | 35 Nm torque | 6 gears | 4V/DOHC control | Steel trellis frame, powder coated | 147 kg dry weight