KTM unveils the all new KTM RC 390 at the 2013 German Moto GP at the Sachsen ring circuit. The much awaited RC 390 would be used in a new racing series at the 2014 ADAC Junior Cup. The recently launched KTM 390 Duke was a success and has already overtaken Honda CBR 250 and Kawasaki Ninja considering lower price, huge performance and additional features. As per the reports, KTM says that “the production version will roll out in 2014 and give the masses an affordable, quality sport bike for lower displacement motorcycles.”
The KTM RC 390 features nose down, tail up design along with new tank, visible clip-ons for racetrack handling and feedback, super thin seats, vanished tail piece, aluminum/titanium Akraprovic exhaust, rear set adjustable foot pegs, tall windscreen, fairing panels, fuel tank capacity has been reduced by 1.5-litres, seat height has been increased by 50 mm and also a weight reduction of 9 kgs when compared to the recently launched light weight Duke 390. KTM RC 390’s hardware would be inherited from the KTM 390 Duke which comprises of Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel and powder-coated front suspension, WP Suspension Up Side Down rear suspension, Metzeler tyres and Radial brakes.
Coming to the technical specification, RC 390’s engine has been detuned to produce 38Bhp which could be the part of racing regulations. The RC series of Dukes (200 and 390) is expected to hit the Indian market after the end of the financial year.