The 2020 KTM RC 390 will bear a major design overhaul and will have features taken from the new Duke 390.
The introduction of the completely redesigned KTM Duke 390 and the smaller Duke 250 did get people to think about the possible timeframe when the RC 390 would be getting such a major update. And very rightly so, the RC has been in the market with the same design for a long time.
However, the Austrian company is presently developing the second generation KTM RC 390 and a prototype has been spotted testing for the first time. Though the last update included minor additions like a ride-by-wire throttle, this upcoming model, as seen in these images of the spied KTM RC 390, is expected to be a major design overhaul.
To start things off, there is a completely new windscreen up front that appears to be wider and taller and would offer better wind deflection. The fairing and the tank appear to be slightly bigger than the present model. However, through the bulkiness might help tall riders from the cramped knee room, the ergonomics might be the same with a sporty lean angle and very rear-set footpegs.
The motorcycle continues to be built on a trellis subframe, though there might be changes made before the production-ready model is revealed. Apart from these, it is expected to get new brakes and an improved suspension setup, similar to the new Duke 390.
The LED headlamps are newly designed and there could be a new TFT colour information console taken from the Duke 390. The engine would be Euro-5 compliant and might make more power than the outgoing model.
This new KTM RC 390 is expected to hit the roads by 2020. Once launched in India, it will take on the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3, Benelli 302R and the newest TVS Apache RR 310.
2020 KTM RC 390
– It would be a major design overhaul
– Will get the TFT colour dash from the Duke 390
– To go on sale in 2020, global unveil at EICMA 2019
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