IAB Report – KTM RC390 bookings commence at INR 30,000; launch on September 9

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014 - 5:40pm IST

The faired version of the Duke 390 will launch on September 9.

Some KTM dealers are accepting pre-launch bookings for the eagerly anticipated KTM RC390 sportsbike. IndianAutosBlog learns that the booking amount in INR 30,000.

According to a dealer, the customers who book the bike now may have to wait for 1 – 3 months depending on KTM’s allotment, signalling a huge response (or a strict volume allotment for India) for the Duke 390’s fully faired sibling.

KTM RC390 side view
The KTM RC390 world premiered at EICMA 2013.

Inspired by KTM’s Motor3 race bike, the RC390 features a razor sharp fairing with LED daytime running lights on the beak. Twin headlamp elements, exposed trellis frame, Metzeler tyres, WP Suspension system and ABS are the other salient features of the small displacement super sports motorcycle.

The RC390 is powered by the Duke 390’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder powerplant which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The liquid-cooled fuel injected motor belts out a healthy 42.9 bhp and 35 Nm of torque.

The dealer preview of the motorcycle is set to happen this month before the launch on 9th of September. The RC200 which is based on the Duke 200 is expected to follow later.

When contacted, KTM India refused to comment on the launch date of the motorcycle.

KTM RC390 – Image Gallery

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9 thoughts on “IAB Report – KTM RC390 bookings commence at INR 30,000; launch on September 9

  1. Avinash Garg says:

    Dr nayak.. Its 390 cc wit a 43 bhp engine.. Leave your cheap mentality of gettin everything so easily wit govt. Subsidy… If u want a powerful engine, u hav to spend more. Thnx to ktm, dey r providing dis machine in jus around 2.5 lacs.. Othrwise even ninja 300 is above 3 lacks.. Understand d point, dnt take it otherwise, wen something is happening good in our nation, try to accept it rather dan criticizing it..

  2. sid says:

    For 1.7 yu get the 400ff pulsar nayak with some downgraded parts Than the ktm or continue driving plantina as c5 said

  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    I don’t see a volume of more than 10,000 units per year due to
    the high cost of the bike, and unreliability of bikes made by this company.
    This bike should not cost more than 1.7L to be successful in the Indian market for
    coming years, with stiff competition from Indian made better known foreign

    1. C5 says:

      Dr Nayak, What do you mean by unreliable? and you are expecting the 390 to be priced at 1.7 Lakhs? You are absolutely lunatic? BTW What do you ride? A Bajaj Platina?

      1. sunil yadav says:

        ktm bikes in india having poor quality performance parts like cylinder kits in all which has short life it should be better life and refined also like honda, yamaha.

      2. Dhibu t says:

        Do you know what is reliable and what is KTM. They are cheaper only in india. KTM is costly in other countries and they are more successful. Ninja 300 is much more cheaper in U.K when compared with KTM RC390. KTM is the best in most the racing competition around the world. KTM engines are still reliable and are not less compared with yamaha or honda. BTW, i own a R15 and I booked RC390.

      3. sunil yadav says:

        Dear dhibu u didn’t get my point I said KTM is not giving quality in performance parts in India OK I agree in other countries KTM doing awesome, but actually what ur getting in India.

      4. Dhibu t says:

        There are no difference in the bike or the quality of other products you get from KTM. The parts and bikes are the same world wide. The material are all same. Its just that we dont have a good technician to fix or rebuilt.

        And Duke and RC is made only in India and exported to other countries. They dont have any complaint on the quality. In fact, only Indians complain when something is made in India.

      5. Dhibu t says:

        Its the same RC and Dukes which is getting exported to other countries. There are no changes.

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!