2021 KTM RC 390 was spied while testing in Europe and many changes were made to the famous entry-level sportsbike. The style looks even more pleasing to the eye as the fairing gets even simpler with minimal styling. KTM will still bring paintwork to brighten things up a little.
On the spyshots, you can see major changes in the headlight segment. The LED headlight package has been very well integrated with the glass panel which appears to have slightly expanded. On the other side, DRLs are positioned at the edge of the fairing and have been smoothly incorporated, too. The handlebar is new, this time expecting the Austrian manufacturer to have focused on a bit more comfort.
We should assume that KTM has worked hard to make the frame based on the current KTM Duke 390, suitable for use on the RC line. There is now a new sub-frame that allows for a lower seat pan and has modified the pillion seat.
As seen on the 2021 KTM RC 390 prototype, footrests have also been repositioned and another thing that caught our attention is the latest braking system that this time around should be more efficient.
As far as the engine is concerned, don’t expect it to increase in size. But the cylinder head has been changed and so has the modified manifold routing, resulting in a new exhaust system with a wide silencer to meet the strict emissions norms that will be implemented in the near future in Europe.
2021 KTM RC 390s power figures will also be the same, with the single-cylinder engine generating 44 HP and 35 Nm. The Duke 390 is also expected to get the updated cylinder head after next year’s launch of the RC 390.
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