Next-gen KTM RC390 to be revealed by end-2017 – Report

Posted on: Oct 6, 2016 - 5:07pm IST

2017 Duke 390 expected next month.

Overdrive states that the next-generation KTM RC390 will have its unveiling towards the later part of 2017. It is anticipated to premiere at the EICMA show which will take place towards the October-November period.

2017 KTM RC 390 new paint front quarter INTERMOT 2016
The RC390 was seen in a new paint scheme at the INTERMOT 2016.

At this year’s EICMA, which will start on November 10, the next-generation 2017 KTM Duke 390 will have its world premiere. Many reports state that KTM will adapt the current Duke 390’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine in the next generation Duke 390 and RC390, and that a power increase is anticipated.

In the current Duke 390, this engine develops 43.5 PS and 35 Nm of torque, and comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Euro-spec models get a conventional exhaust canister which is EU-4 compliant, whereas the Indian model gets an underbelly exhaust. Also, for Europe, the motorcycle is equipped with the ride-by-wire system.

The report also highlights that until the new RC390 is launched, KTM will be selling the new and advanced 2017 Duke 390 and the current RC390 simultaneously.

KTM RC250 handle bars at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
A new color LCD display is expected to be offered on the next-gen RC390.

Also read: 2017 KTM Duke 390 shows handlebar and new instruments

With the next-generation Duke 390, KTM will have a three-model portfolio in the 400 cc segment: KTM Duke 390, KTM RC390 and the KTM Adventure 390 which will enter showrooms in 2019.

KTM RC 390 New Paint Scheme – Image Gallery

[Source – OverDrive]

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