Second Generation KTM RC 390 will be sharper and more tech loaded.
The second generation KTM RC 390 has been long due, in fact, KTM is already a couple of years late for its launch as the time difference between the launch of the first generation Duke 390 and RC 390 was just one year, meanwhile the second generation Duke 390 was unveiled at EICMA 2016 but the second generation RC 390 will only be unveiled at EICMA 2019. The motorcycle was recently spotted on test.
The second generation KTM RC 390 will take a lot from the second generation Duke 390 which means it will get a 5.0-inch TFT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, open cartridge upside down forks, Supermoto mode (turns off rear ABS), full LED headlight, bigger fuel tank and a repositioned keyhole from ahead of the handlebar to closer to the tank.
The 2020 KTM RC 390 will also get a bigger windscreen visor for reducing windblast, better ergonomics with the higher positioned handlebar and a bigger fairing for a beefier look. However, the motorcycle will continue to be as aggressive, offering even sharper handling while also being more comfortable than before. However, pillion comfort is expected to be as bad as ever.
KTM will also update the 373.2cc single-cylinder engine to meet Euro 5 and BS6 emission norms. Expect the motor to be more refined than before with a better exhaust note and we expect the Austrian motorcycle maker to retain the 43.5 horses while increasing torque output to 38 Nm. The new KTM RC 390 is expected to be more refined than before and could feature cornering ABS or traction control as well.
All these changes will increase the prices of the KTM RC 390 by at least Rs. 50,000/-, expect the new bike to cost around Rs. 3.5 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai), putting it bang in the Kawasaki Ninja 300’s price range.
Second Generation KTM RC 390
– The second generation RC 390 will be sharper
– KTM will offer a host of technology including a TFT screen
– Expect prices to be close to Rs. 3.5 lakhs