New Delhi: The new-generation KTM RC 390 has been finally launched in India priced at Rs. 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes the 2022 version of the RC 390 around Rs 37,000 more expensive than the last price of the previous-gen model.
Bookings are now open for the new-generation RC 390 at KTM dealerships across the country.
Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “The fully-faired KTM RC motorcycles have a significant and growing contribution to the KTM portfolio. With this slew of upgrades, the next-gen KTM RC 390 is set to extend its lead in the premium performance motorcycle segment, bringing real racetrack-inspired DNA to the streets. The 2022 KTM RC 390 is equipped with class-leading electronics for racing enthusiasts to achieve better lap times. KTM Pro-XP, which currently has curated pro-experience programs for the KTM’s Street and Adventure range, will soon see the addition of an exclusive multi-city KTM RC track racing property as well. This multi-city track property will give KTM owners a platform to race and experience the true potential of the KTM RC 390 on racetracks across India.”
Powering the 2022 RC 390 is the same 373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine as before. This engine puts out 43.5 PS power and 37 Nm torque, and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. KTM says that the torque delivery is improved compared to previous model, thanks to the new, 40% bigger airbox.
The biggest change on the new 2022 KTM RC 390 over the outgoing model is the design, with the new bike featuring a large LED headlamp placed inside the new front fairing, surrounded by LED DRLs-cum-indicators on either side.
The RC 390 also gets a bigger visor, new mirrors, a slightly more sculpted and bigger 13.7-litre fuel tank, new split seats, as well as brand-new sporty-looking alloy wheels.
KTM is offering the new RC 390 in two paint schemes, namely KTM Factory Racing Blue and KTM Electronic Orange.
The 2022 KTM RC 390 is built on a tubular split-trellis frame with a newly engineered bolt-on subframe. The suspension setup on the new motorcycle consists of a 43 mm WP Apex front fork with 120 mm travel, coupled with a 10-step preload adjustable WP Apex monoshock at the back with 150 mm travel.
Braking duties are taken care of by BYBRE disc brakes – 320 mm up front and 230 mm at the back, with dual-channel ABS. The new-gen RC 390 has 153 mm of ground clearance and weighs in at 172 kg. The seat is set at a height of 835 mm.
KTM claims that the new RC 390 gets a range of ‘Grand Prix inspired electronics’, including Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Quickshifter+, Lean-Angle Sensitive Cornering ABS, and SUPERMOTO mode. Other features include a TFT display with KTM My Ride, power-assisted anti-hopping slipper clutch 2-step height adjustable handlebar, as well as all-LED lighting.