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KTM RC 390 2019: Detailed Review

Hi guys! Guess what I have got in store for you in today’s article?

Well, while you all have enjoyed your ride on Duke, here is another amazing and dashing sports bike model from KTM, the RC 390 2019 edition.

So, what is it? What are all its features?

Read further to find all the answers…

KTM RC 390 is a sports bike model from KTM, one of the most popular brands known for Duke and RC motorbikes.

RC 390 is an upgraded model of 390 Duke.

Priced at INR 2.52 lakh (approx), KTM launched its latest superbike model for the Indian motorbike community.

Have a look at its dynamic body, isn’t it a stunning piece of work?

As you can see, the design is wonderful and if you think you are a cool rider, then absolutely, KTM RC 390 is made for you.

Technical Specifications

The Race inspired all-new “KTM RC 390” operates on a spectacular single-cylinder 4-stroke engine which gives strength and a punchy torque of 35 NM.

It not only suits a racer but also an A2 rider who can opt it for a daily ride with good fuel economy.

You can attain a maximum power of 32 kW with the help of this compact light-weight engine style.

Other technical parts of RC 390 are taken from the typical RC 8 model.

The cylinder head of RC 390 is exactly the copy of RC 8 with the four valves actuated with the help of camshafts.

When high torque is experienced, you will be assisted the help of Slipper clutch for safety.

Although there is no throttle cable, a soft throttle reply is possible in RC 390.

The steel fuel tank of RC 390 has the capacity to reserve up to 10 liters of fuel.

The technical components further include an aluminum gear shift lever along with the latest Rekluse automatic clutch that features and depicts the TorqDrive and EXP technologies.

Further, for safety, ignition cover protection is provided by alternator and clutch cover.

If you are thinking about the Exhaust system, you need not worry at all as the new RC 390 uses “Race-inspired methodology”.

Silencer bracket, carbon outer sleeve carbon en cap enhanced latest Akrapovic “Slip-on line”, high-quality Aluminum CNC components like factory ignition covering plug and factory oil filter cover is included as exhaust power parts in RC 390 model.

When it comes to Chassis, in order to build comfortable ergonomics, sports feeling, amazing agility, and smooth handling, various changes have been done by KTM.

To maintain a racing fire effect within a racer always, aluminum triple clamps are provided that act as eye catchers.

KTM is very sensitive about your safety and hence it has implemented a high-tech braking technology known as ABS from Bosch which helps in full control at a ground clearance of 178.5 mm.

To do so, RC 390 is equipped with WP suspension four-piston calipers with 320 mm brake at front and 230 mm single-piston floating caliper disc at the rear end.


When it comes to Duke or RC, the design is what attracts the most. Similarly, a unique design and graphic is followed in RC 390.

To look sporty, racing profile handlebars are equipped that enhances control.

First-class two-part ergo seat is provided for rider and pillion.

The comfort of both rider and passenger is ensured with 820 mm seat height that facilitates circuit-style riding.

Were you able to observe something different in the front of RC 390?

Yes, it is the “Bubble” style Windshield that is used to provide advanced Aerodynamic protection.

To comfort a racer, high-grade, light-weight CNC crafted race-ready footpegs are imposed to assist different riding styles of riders.

Advanced LCD display, Super sport headlight are other highlights of RC 390.

Wao! Doesn’t it appear to be a masterpiece? Well, along with you, I am also eagerly waiting to see the brand new RC 390 on Indian roads.

With no doubt, I can say that the dashing appearance and the unbeatable features of this KTM model will give a tough competition to its counterparts.

What do you think?

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