Spied – KTM RC390 emerges yet again in new photographs

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014 - 12:00pm IST

The KTM RC390 was spotted testing in Pune, Maharashtra, by Team BHP member ‘PrasadWad’. The fully-faired version of the Duke 390 is expected to launch in India this year.

KTM RC390 caught on test India side
The RC390 is expected to be launched in India this year.

Speaking to Indian Autos Blog at a recent KTM track day event, Gaurav Rathore, Head of sales of KTM India, confirmed that the launch of the RC390 will take place in the early half of the next financial year (India’s financial year begins on the 1st of April).

The RC390 was unveiled in November last year at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, Italy. Power for the faired sportsbike comes from the same 375 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine found in its naked sibling. This engine produces a maximum power of 43 hp and a peak torque of 35 Nm and uses a 6-speed gearbox to put the output on to the road.

KTM RC390 front three quarters
The RC390 had its world debut at the EICMA 2013 in Italy in November last year. You can see more images from the world debut here.

Braking is handled by a 300 mm disc with a four-pot caliper at the front and a 230 mm disc with a one-pot caliper at the rear. While the Duke 390 weighs 139 kg, the RC390 is a further 8 kg heavier thanks to its fairing (weight mentioned here is without fuel).

KTM will launch the RC390 and RC200 in India. Both bikes are expected to be priced about 15-20 percent more than their corresponding naked versions.

KTM RC390 Spy Images Gallery

KTM RC390 (and RC Series) – Official Video

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[Images from Team BHP]

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One thought on “Spied – KTM RC390 emerges yet again in new photographs

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    With the son in control of the Bajaj empire, that discontinued the scoter segment from their portfolio, this company will have tough time expanding the product mix. How many versions of the same motorcycles are they going to sell? They have no plans even to enter the 800 plus cc segment in the near future as we have not seen any concept models in the auto expo. These kids who have never worked for a day (in a real job) in their life before getting to the top of an empire, have basically no idea what goes on in the real world of business development. It is time for Bajaj’s to eat their own words and enter into the high power scoter segment, which is growing by leaps and bounds. Considering the progress made by Hero in a short span of two years, I don’t see any bright future for these guys.

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