2016 KTM RC390 launched in India with slipper clutch – In Images

Posted on: Feb 10, 2016 - 10:24am IST

Price remains unchanged.

KTM India has silently launched the 2016 KTM RC390, which made its premiere at last year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy. However, for the Indian market, the 2016 RC390 misses out on a few key features, though pricing remains unchanged.

2016 KTM RC390 India launched
The 2016 KTM RC390 gets an always-on headlight, much like the European model.

The most significant update on the 2016 RC390 is the slipper clutch, which will no doubt enhance the track-focussed capabilities of the RC390. It is to be noted that a slipper clutch was introduced on the KTM Duke 390 in India for the 2015 model year.

Next up, KTM has deleted the headlight on/off switch thereby giving the motorcycle an “always on” headlight. Speculations are rife that the Indian government may ask manufacturers to make this a mandatory feature on motorcycles, to ensure better safety levels on highways especially during bad weather conditions.

2016 KTM RC390 launched in India
Last year, KTM India introduced the slipper clutch on the Duke 390 and has now extended it to the RC390 as well.

The India-spec 2016 RC390 misses out on the ride-by-wire system, the canister exhaust (EU-4 compliant for the European market) and the larger front disc. However, KTM has not increased the price of the RC390 either. It continues to be priced at INR 2,13,504, ex-Showroom, New Delhi (INR 2,37,373 on-road New Delhi).

Also read: KTM Duke 250 and KTM RC250 showcased at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo

The 2016 KTM RC390 continues to be powered by the 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine capable of 43.5 PS and 35 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

2016 KTM RC390 – Image Gallery

2016 KTM RC390 (Euro-spec) – Image Gallery

[Spyshots: BikeAdvice]

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