2019 KTM RC 390 has been spotted testing for the first time. The fully-faired sportsbike is most likely to get upgrades which came with Duke 390 last year.
KTM RC 390 is the fully-faired sportsbike offering from the performance motorcycle maker. Last year, Duke 390 received some technological updates, which might come in the 2019 version of RC 390 as well.
Here is the first spy picture of the 2019 KTM RC 390 testing outside India. Based on the spy photos we can say that it receives some visual upgrades and also gets a bit bigger in size.
2019 RC 390 will be bulkier than the current version. We see that it gets a sharper and more muscular front fairing. The windscreen is taller than usual and new twin-LED headlamps.
It is also expected to get a bigger fuel tank capacity. With a mere capacity of 10 Litres, the bike delivers somewhere around 350 kms on riding range.
Technology upgrades on the 2019 KTM RC 390 will include a new TFT colour instrument panel, which is Bluetooth connected. The speedometer displays information such as incoming call, music playback, trip-meter, odometer, riding range and more.
Lastly, 2019 KTM RC 390 will also get a WP adjustable suspension setup for better ride handling. Currently, it uses non-adjustable inverted forks at the front, which as per user reviews is quite stiff.
Reports say that KTM will also upgrade the engine of RC 390 for better performance and low-end delivery. 2019 KTM RC 390 will come equipped with a BS-6 compliant engine.
KTM RC 390 comes with a 373cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine that puts out 43 BHP and 36 Nm of peak torque. The engine pairs up with a 6-speed gearbox with wet
Currently, RC 390 uses WP upside-down 43mm forks which are
Features onboard include dual-channel ABS, fully digital instrument cluster, Twin projector headlamps, Machined clip-on handlebars and the special KTM exhaust note.
KTM RC 390 is priced at Rs 2.37 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It competes against Kawasaki Ninja 300, TVS Apache RR 310 and Yamaha R3.
Like the current version, 2019 KTM RC 390 will continue to be built at KTM’s plant in Pune. All KTM bikes under 400cc are manufactured in India. So, we expect the next version of RC 390 to come in the Indian markets by end of 2019.