KTM RC 390 Review
Bajaj is ready to launch its much awaiting super sports bikes in India. These are the famous faired bikes – KTM RC 390 and RC 200 for Indian youth at an affordable price. The bike spotted undergoing road test and it is well known and famous. The launch may happen soon around this September 2014. KTM RC 390 and RC 200 bike showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo event in Delhi.
Engine, Gears and Performance
Both these bikes are built on the existing Duke motorcycles design and technically remains same as their siblings. KTM RC 390 is a powerful sports bike from KTM packed with 373.2 cc 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled. Engine offers 43 Bhp @ 9500 rpm power and 35 Nm @ 7250 rpm torque on ride. It is mated with 6 Speed manual gears transmission. KTM RC 390 features Wet multi-disc clutch. The bike offers 89 x 60 mm bore and stroke.
It is packed with Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated chassis and Liquid Cooling engine. It is a performance machine rather than fuel efficient bike. So, it is best for those people who looks primarily for style and performance with power rather than Mileage.
Dimensions and Features
KTM RC 390 measures 178.50 mm ground clearance, 1340.00 mm Wheelbase and 10.00 litres Fuel Tank. KTM RC 390 comes with Fully digital instrument console and offers Low Fuel, oil and battery Indicator. For riders comfort it is equipped with Alloys, Maintenance Free battery, Tubeless Tyres, Passenger Footrest etc. Suspension and braking used is best in quality. It also offers Stand Alarm, Self Start, Step-up Seat, Pass-light etc.
Brakes and Suspension
There is good safety options in KTM RC 390 bike. It also features WP-USD Ø 43 mm front suspension and WP-Monoshock rear suspension. Brakes used in KTM RC 390 are 300mm Disc (ABS) brakes in front and 230mm disc brakes at rear. ABS option adding to the front brakes, ensures much more stability.
KTM RC 390 Technical Specifications
- 373.2 cc 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled engine
- 43 Bhp @ 9500 rpm power
- 35 Nm @ 7250 rpm torque
- 6 Speed manual gears transmission
- Wet multi-disc clutch
- 147.00 kg kerb weight
- 175 kmph top speed & 89 x 60 mm bore and stroke
- Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated chassis
- Liquid Cooling engine
- 178.50 mm ground clearance
- 1340.00 mm Wheelbase & 10.00 litres Fuel Tank
- Fully digital instrument console
- Low Fuel, oil and battery Indicator
- Alloys, Maintenance Free battery
- Tubeless Tyres, Passenger Footrest
- WP-USD Ø 43 mm front suspension
- WP-Monoshock rear suspension
- 300mm Disc (ABS) brakes in front
- 230mm disc brakes at rear
- Stand Alarm, Self Start
- Step-up Seat, Pass-light
- Black/White color options
The launch of this bike may happen soon. Various sources says, Dealers across the country already started booking of these two new super bikes at INR 30,000 in India. There is no official announcement on launch of the bikes by Bajaj. These two bikes are based on the elder Duke cousins Duke 390 and Duke 200 that also produced in the Pune plant of Bajaj.
Updated on 09 Sep 2014
KTM’s highly anticipated super sport motorcycles the KTM RC 390 and KTM RC 200 launched in India. KTM RC 390 priced at Rs 2.05 lakh and RC200 at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). These are the faired versions of the Duke 200 and 390 respectively and more heavier than siblings. The weight contributes to the additional weight of the stylish new fairing and lights.