KTM RC 390 Top Speed, price, specs, mileage.
KTM RC 390 is a supersport offering from the Austrian brand. The KTM RC 390 is currently the flagship supersport in the KTM Stable. The KTM RC 390 has been spotted testing for the new version which could be launched in India in 2020. The price of KTM RC 390 in India is 2.48 Lakhs Ex-showroom. So here is a detailed overview of one of the best sports bike under 3 lakhs in India.
Key Features Of KTM RC 390
- 43 HP Maximum Power
- Ride By Wire Throttle
- 174* Kmph Top Speed
- Slipper Clutch
- Dual-Channel ABS
- USD Front Forks
- Track Focused Design
|Frame Design||Steel trellis frame powder coated|
|Dry Weight||147 Kg|
So, the RC 390 didn’t get the complete revamp like its naked sibling Duke 390. The Rc 390 uses the same design and frame as the earlier RC series. KTM RC 390 has a sharp track-inspired design. Starting from the front section it uses a twin projector headlamp setup, which is similar to the RC series. The side fairing showcases the brand stickers.
For now, the RC 390 is available in only one colour, which is a mixture of black, orange and white. Instead of the underbelly exhaust, it uses a side slung exhaust like the duke 250 and 390. It also doesn’t get the TFT console like the duke 390, it uses the same LCD instrument cluster like the other dukes and RCs. Overall in terms of design, it is the best looking 400cc bike in India, it still looks amazing, but with the update of duke 390, it has started to show its age. KTM will likely launch the updated RC390 in 2020.
|Engine||1 Cylinder, Four Stroke Engine|
|Fuel Delivery system||Fuel Injection|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooling|
The KTM RC 390 is powered by a 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC engine. The Fuel delivery is taken care of by the BOSCH Fuel pump. The engine uses a twin overhead camshafts setup for improved longevity. The carbon-coated cam followers improve the reliability and life of the engine.
The RC 390 uses a liquid cooling system for heat management. KTMs have the habit of running hot, and most KTM riders are familiar with the fiery hot air from the radiator.
|Maximum Power||43.5 Bhp @9,500 Rpm|
|Maximum Torque||36 Nm @7,000 Rpm|
|Top Speed||173 Kmph|
|0-100 Kmph Acceleration||5.8 Sec*|
|Throttle||Ride By Wire Throttle|
The RC 390 is capable of producing 43.5 bhp of maximum power at 9,500 Rpm and 36 Nm of maximum torque at 7,000 Rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The RC 390 uses a slipper clutch, which reduces the back-torque during aggressive downshifts. With the use of a ride by wire throttle, the throttle input becomes more precise.
One of the USPs of KTM motorcycles is, their furious acceleration and RC 390 is no exception, it is capable of breaching the 100 Kmph barrier under 6 seconds. RC 390 also has a better top end than its naked sibling duke 390. The RC 390 is capable of hitting a top speed of around 174 Kmph*. Its performance is similar to the other premium supersport like Honda CBR 250RR & Ninja 300.
Brakes And suspension
|Front Brake||single 320mm four-pot piston radial fixed caliper disc brake.|
|Rear Brake||230 mm single-piston floating caliper disc brake|
|ABS||Bosch 9MB Dual-channel ABS|
|Front Suspension||WP 43mm Upside-down Forks|
|Rear suspension||WP Monoshock|
|Front Suspension Travel||125 MM|
|Rear Suspension Travel||150 MM|
The braking duties on KTM Rc 390 are taken care of by a 320 MM four-pot piston fixed calliper by BYEBRE at the front, While the rear end is equipped with a 230 MM single-piston floating disc calliper. The braking duties are further enhanced by a dual-channel ABS setup from BOSCH. The RC 390 has one of the biggest disc diameters in its segment.
While, the suspension duties on the RC 390 are taken care of by a 43 MM WP upside-down front forks, while the rear end is equipped with a WP mono-shock. The Suspension setup on the RC 390 is stiffer compared to its naked Sibling duke 390. Thee front end offers the travel of 125 MM while the rear end offers the travel of 150 MM. The stiffer suspension setup allows the RC 390 to be stable in the corners and offer better handling.
Wheels And Tires
|Front-wheel||17 Inch alloys wheels|
|Rear Wheel||17-inch alloys wheels|
|Tyre Type||Tubeless Tyres|
The KTM RC 390 uses orange-coloured alloy wheels. In the Earlier versions of KTM bikes, the alloy used to crack even in small potholes jerk, but that is solved now and is not a problem in the newer KTMs. The front tire of KTM RC 390 is 110/70, while the rear tire is 150/60. Unlike the smaller dukes and RCs, Rc 390 uses Metzeler tires that are premium and high performance. The Metzeler tires offer superb grip while cornering.
|Kerb weight||166 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10 L|
|Ground clearance||178.5 MM|
|Seat Height||820 MM|
Thee road-ready weight of KTM RC 390 is 166 Kg. Thee fuel tank capacity is however low at 10 litres, the low fuel tank capacity can be a problem when you take it on long rides. The wheelbase of RC 390 is 1,340 MM.
The Ground Clearance of the KTM Rc 390 is 178.5 MM The saddle height of the bike is 820 MM. Thee seat height of the Indian variant is slightly less than the European variant. The pillion seat on the RC 390 is not practical at all, and can not be used on a daily basis. Also, the rider seat has minimal cushioning.
KTM RC 390 Features
- Digital instrument Cluster
- Gear Shift Indicator
- 2 DigitalTrip meters
- Digital Clock
- Digital Fuel Gauge
- Digital Odometer
Lighting and Battery Features
- 12 V maintenance-free battery
- Pass Light
- Twin Projectors halogen headlamps
- LED Taillights
- All LED Indicators
- LED DRLs
- Engine Kill Switch
- Side Stand Engine Cut-off Switch
- X ring chain
KTM RC 390 Competitors
RC 390 major competitors are Kawasaki ninja 300, Yamaha R3, TVS Apache RR310, and Benelli 302 R. Only the RC 390 and RR 310 are single-cylinder motorcycle, while the other three have a twin-cylinder motor. while the TVS apache RR 310 is the cheapest among them, it is also the least powerful motorcycle in this comparison.
Even though the RC 390 has a single-cylinder motor, it is the most powerful bike in its segment. The second most powerful in this comparison is the Yamaha R3, that produces 41hp of maximum power. Also, the Yamaha R3 is priced higher, which gives an edge to both the RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 is a good twin-cylinder motorcycle, which is priced lower than both the Yamaha R3 and Benelli 302R. Ninja 300 was also recently launched in two new colors in India. Ninja 300 is overall a good package with stylish design and twin-cylinder motor.
Apache RR310 is probably the best looking motorcycles in the segment, and the design of the RR 310 is its selling point. But, when it comes to performance, it fails to match these other mean machines, at least on paper. However, in the real-world, Apache RR 310 performs really good for a 300 cc motorcycle. Only the price tag of RR 310 seems a little higher than it should be.
Final Verdict KTM RC 390
KTM RC 390 is an amazing supersport motorcycle with top-notch performance. It may lose out to Yamaha R3 and Probably Ninja 300 in the Top End battle, But this pocket rocket rules when it comes to acceleration. RC 390 still carries the same design with the minor updated paint scheme and an additional side slung exhaust.
It didn’t get the big update like its sibling duke 390, but KTM has been spotted testing the New RC 390 with a complete revamp. With top-notch quality hardware and attractive price tag, It is still one the best option if you are looking for entry-level supersport.
KTM RC 390 FAQ’s
The company claimed the mileage of RC 390 is 28 Kmpl.
The Top Speed of KTM RC 390 is 179 Kmph approx.