2016 KTM RC390 snapped in India for the first time – Spied

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015 - 10:25am IST

Gets two visual changes.

The 2016 KTM RC390 has been snapped, reportedly in India, for the first time. The model is expected to be launched in India at the 2016 Auto Expo which will take place in Greater Noida in February.

2016 KTM RC390 side spied in India
The 2016 KTM RC390 gets slipper clutch and ride-by-wire technology.

The 2016 model year version of the RC390 has undergone some substantial equipment changes while retaining the cosmetics except, for two elements. The notable upgrades on the 2016 RC390 are a slipper clutch system (that is already being offered on the KTM Duke 390), a larger front disc rotor measuring 320 mm in overall diameter, the ride-by-wire technology that replaces the traditional cable mechanism, an adjustable front brake and clutch lever, and the new exhaust can made of aluminium that replaces the underbelly exhaust unit. The latter is compliant to the forthcoming Euro4 emission norms.

2016 KTM RC390 rear spied in India
The 2016 KTM RC390 can be identified by the traditional silencer and the larger front disc rotor.

Of the aforementioned upgrades, the two elements that alter the appeal of the super sport model are the larger disc rotor and the conventional exhaust canister.

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There is no change in the powertrain of the 2016 KTM RC390. The 373 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled FI engine with DOHC and four valves, continue to produce 43.5 PS and 35 Nm, and is mated to the same six-speed gearbox.

2016 KTM RC390 – Image Gallery

[Spyshots: Facebook]

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