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New generation KTM RC 390 launched In India at Rs. 3.14 Lakh. Deets here

By Priyanka Verma 
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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.

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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.”

Engine

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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.

Design

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.

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Hardware

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.

Features

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.

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