Recently KTM has updated it’s RC 390 completely with new bodywork and features most of us have used the Duke 390 and we saw it already updated but we haven’t seen RC 390 new update so the bike is entirely unique with a price tag of Rs 316,070/- so read KTM RC 390 Detailed Review with Price 2023.
What’s new in the KTM RC 390 model?
In this update you will get all new bodywork like KTM has changed the design of the front fairing completely, the Alloy wheel design is new also they are now light in weight, fuel tank is new and now bigger than the previous model.
The nice thing is the company has added a new TFT color display, and now the seats are much more comfortable than the previous 2020 RC 390. and mileage is 28.2 kmpl whereas the top speed is nearly 171 kmph. and a detailed review of RC 390 is below.
What are the key Specs 2022 RC 390?
|Engine- 373.27 cc||Top Speed- 171 kmph (GPS Recorded)|
|Power- 43.5 PS (32kW)||Seat Height- 835 mm.|
|Mileage- 28.2 kmpl||Ground Clearance- 153mm|
KTM RC 390 Price
|KTM RC 390||Rs 316,070/-||$ 5799|
|#KTM RC 125||Rs 188,640/-|
|KTM RC 200||Rs 214,688/-|
KTM RC 390 Price In India
|Chennai||Rs. 2.78 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 3.12 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 3.13 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 3.13 Lakh|
|Banglore||Rs. 3.14 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 3.16 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 3.16 Lakh|
If you want to see the exact price of RC 390 then you should contact your nearest dealers these price figures are approx values.
By clicking on this link you can see the KTM dealers near you.
KTM RC 390 Rivals
KTM RC 390 Detailed Review with Price 2022
Before starting the review I have to say that the 2022 KTM RC 390 is looking more attractive and sportier than before. the company has changed the design completely & this 2022 model gets new design elements from front to rear and top to bottom.Read More
Besides this, the company said that this new RC 390 is much more aerodynamic than before & will help the rider to achieve top speed faster. before writing this review I have written the study of the new TVS Apache RR310 review & it was damn stylish and looked more significant than the RC 390.
But I was wrong this KTM 390 gets everything to impress the rider and is much more comfortable to use in the city like our TVS Apache RR 310. & one by one I will explain everything about this bike and what changes the company has done in it.
First, let’s start with the front fairing which is completely new and the windscreen is now taller than before that helping the rider to completely tuck in while riding on the race track & unique thing about this bike is from fairing is completely transparent.
New LED Lights
Speaking about Lights, the older dual projector LED setup is replaced by the new KTM Duke 390-inspired lights as a result they look completely different.
Besides this, LED turn indicators also moved from the side view mirrors to the front fairing & as well as DRLS.
Some people may not like the front design of the front fairing as I didn’t impressed with the design when I saw this bike the first time.
New Fuel Tank Design
Another major major change that KTM has done is to install a new steel fuel tank that is now bigger than the previous RC 390 9.5 L FT.
This time company has redesigned the fuel tank which is larger than before and carries 13.7 liters inspired by the KTM moto3 race bike.
Besides this previous bike have a fuel tank hidden inside the fuel tank cowl this new model’s fuel tank is exposed.
New Alloy wheel design
The company has re-designed and engineered a new alloy wheel that is lighter about 3.4 kg as a result of better acceleration & handling.
In addition, the front wheel is 1.7 kg & rear wheel is 1.7 kg lighter than before, so the combined weight reduction is 3.4kg.
And all-new bionic wheel design features fewer spokes and open hubs which not only improve the handling.
But importantly saves massive rotating unsprung mass which means quicker turns-in on the track & durability on the streets.
Re-Designed Steel Trellis Frame
Forth change that company has made is to modify the older trellis frame & the rear subframe is now bolted to the front frame.
Besides this, Chromoly steel is used to build the frame as a result this frame is now 4 kg lighter than the previous one.
Whereas the company said that stiffness is not always better for handling so this new frame is slightly flexible.
It works like when a rider maneuvering a corner suspension is already working harder this type of flexibility act as suspension itself.
As a result, the rider can hold the line during cornering which helps to take faster lap time.
Rider & Pillion New Seats
The older model RC 390 didn’t comfortable and nor looks good besides this most buyer remains uncomfortable during the ride.
But this time by introducing a new seat company made this bike more rider friendly & as well as pillion friendly.
During designing the new seat engineers kept only three things in mind first design second comfort & third riding dynamics.
New Clip-on handlebars
This new handlebar has 10mm of height adjustment to suit the rider’s needs whether he wants to ride in the city or on the race track.
Finally, we have a much-improved bike & all the body panels are new including the side fairing is now more aerodynamic.
As you can see in the images these new side fairings not only look better than before but also deflect hot air away from the rider.
But as I started to see this bike in front of me after analyzing the new RC 390 I came up with a conclusion.
This new KTM is equally capable and sportier than Ninja 300, 400 & Apache RR 310.
How RC 390 engine, brakes & suspension perform?
Before start saying anything about the engine of the new RC 390 that the aggressive throttle response is gone up you don’t feel that kind of throttle response in the BS6 model.Read More
And the engine delivers power more precise and linear manner which means that someone riding this bike for the first time can easily handle it.
But many riders still like the aggressive throttle response of the previous bike.
So powering this bike is a 373.27 cc single-cylinder, water-cooled DOHC 4-valve single-cylinder engine that develops 43.5PS of power & 37NM of torque.
Besides this, a 6-speed gearbox is coupled with this engine to deliver power to the rear wheels and a Bi-directional quick shifter & slipper clutch also come with this.
This engine comes with a water cooling system with new improved airflow technology that features a curved radiator with two fans that helps the engine to maintain optimum temperature.
The next change the company has done is in the air box which is now 40 percent larger than before, as a result, KTM RC 390 now produces 1 nm more torque & slick throttle response.
And Ride-by-wire technology is the same as before & engineers said that they have fine-tuned the injection system & sensor for better response.
The last improvement is done by the KTM by installing a new exhaust derived from the MOTO GP RC16 bike that not only looks good but sounds better as well & is made up of stainless steel & muffler.
I like this design of the exhaust & I was not a fan of the design of the older exhaust & Lastly I want to say the bike is still more enjoyable & manageable than before.
New WP Apex front/rear suspension
The suspension system of the 2022 RC 390 is changed but the suspension system with getting in this bike is different from the international model as you can see in the images.
Up front, you get 43mm WP APEX open cartridge USD forks with 30 clicks of compression & rebound damping adjustment but in India, you don’t get adjustable suspension & KTM said we have already fine-tuned the suspension according to India.
And at the rear, you will get WP Apex monoshocker with 10-step adjustability but again we don’t get any adjustment in India spec 390 KTM.
The suspension really performs well over the broken roads and well on the track, we found during its test.
New Lightweight discs brakes
Just like other parts disc design is also new and now the disc is larger than before & directly bolted to the wheel without and disc carrier.
The company said that we have saved 800 grams of weight from the front disc & 160 gm from the rear disc. A total of 960g of weight was saved from the braking system.
Up front, this bike has a 320 mm Disc with a Radially mounted caliper & at the rear 230 mm Disc with a Floating caliper.
Brakes deliver good feedback to the rider and offer great brake bite which is necessary for this kind of bike.
KTM RC 390 Colors 2022
We all know that orange means KTM just like green is the primary color of Kawasaki. So KTM is not changing its orange color it’s only changing the graphics.
This time two new colors are added the KTM KTM Factory racing blue & KTM electronic orange. both colors are awesome as you can see in the images.
And there is another color that is inspired by the MotoGP bikes.
KTM RC 390 Mileage
Well, talking about the mileage is not make any sense because you will not buy this for the mileage you will buy it for its high performance.
I will disclose the exact mileage figure of this bike & this is a mileage test that is done by the rider on the highway after the first service. This bike delivered 28.2 kmpl.
Whereas second time the bike is ridden in the city of hilly areas it delivered 24 kmpl & during the test, the bike was above 70 kmph.
|City (hilly area)||24 kmpl.|
KTM RC 390 Top Speed
Before start saying anything about the top speed of RC 390. This top-speed run is an attempt on the open highway.
Besides this, I will share with you what GPS is showing the top speed & what the speedometer is showing.
171 kmph max speed is recorded by the GPS and 174 kmph is recorded by the speedometer & speed can vary according to the riding condition.
Although I have seen some top speed tests of other countries where this bike is hitting up to 180 kmph top speed.
|Top Speed||171 kmph (GPS Recorded)|
174 kmph (Spedo Recorded)
KTM RC 390 Specifcations
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine.|
|Engine Displacement||373.27 cc.|
|Bore x Stroke||89 mm X 60 mm|
|Power (PS)||43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Torque||37 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Fuel Injection||Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)|
|Lubrication||Forced, Wet sump|
|Cooling||Liquid cooling. Curved radiator with fans for better heat management.|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.7 L.|
Dimension, Brakes & Suspension.
|Front Suspension||WP APEX USD forks, 43 mm diameter|
|Rear Suspension||WP APEX Monoshock, 10-step adjustable|
|Frame||Split-Trellis frame (Tubular)|
|Sub Frame||Newly engineered bolt-on subframe|
|Front Brake||320 mm Disc with Radially mounted caliper|
|Rear Brake||230 mm Disc with a Floating caliper.|
|Ground Clearance||153 mm.|
|Saddle Height||835 mm.|
|Kerb Weight||172 kg.|
|Rider Aids||MTC, Quickshifter+, Cornering ABS, SUPERMOTO|
|Instrument cluster type||TFT Multifunction display|
Modified KTM RC 390
Guys, if you want to get your KTM modified I am providing a link where you can buy a full-body kit for your bike.
And below I have shown some videos so that you can see how you can get your bike modified.
Wallpaper KTM RC 390
In this blog, we have shown the best possible images of the RC 390 2022 model. also images have been shown from various angles so that you can enjoy them.
Besides this, we have provided a link that helps you to get those wallpapers.
KTM RC 390 MotoGP Edition
This new MotoGp edition has new graphics and looks exactly the same as the regular RC. so you will get a front fairing of black color whereas the regular RC gets transparent.
The second change you will see on the graphics. this Moto Gp edition has KTM, Pankl racing system & Akrapovic sticker on the side fairing as we see on the KTM MotoGP bikes.
The third change is the trellis frame comes painted orange color and the rear subframe painted in black color whereas the regular KTM comes with
Expert Reviews RC 390
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Q1-Which are the most popular KTM bikes available in India?
Ans- The most popular KTM bikes available in India are RC 200/RC125 duke models like the duke 200 & duke 250 is popular. whereas people show less interest in the RC 390 model.
Q2- Which is the most affordable KTM bike available in India?
Q3- What is the on-road price of the KTM RC 390 in 2022?
Ans- The On-road price of the new 2022 model RC 390 is Rs. 3,69,468/- that included RTO and insurance. visit your nearest KTM dealer for an accurate price.
Q4-Which is better KTM RC 390 or Kawasaki Ninja 300?
Ans- Well. RC 390 is more feature loaded and powerful. whereas Ninja 300 is less powerful and lacks modern features. it needs an update. so I would suggest you get RC 390. but the performance of both bikes is almost equal.
Q5- How many gear in ktm rc 390?
Ans- KTM RC 390 comes with six-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick shifter and slipper clutch.
Q6- what is the top speed of ktm RC 390?
Ans- During the test RC 390 hit the top speed of 171kmph as GPS recorded. but i have seen that international model of 390 hitting 180 kmph.
Q7- ktm RC 390 how much cc?
Ans- RC 390 has a single-cylinder water-cooled 373.27cc engine.
Q8- why ktm RC 390 discontinued?
Ans- RC 390 is not discontinued and in 2022 KTM launched with new features and design.
Q9- which bike is best ktm RC 390 or the duke 390?
Ans- Actually if you mostly ride the bike in the city traffic Duke 390 is easy to handle & maneuver.whereas if you love to ride fast on the highway & on the track you should go for RC 390.
both bikes are great.
Q10- what is the weight of ktm RC 390?
Ans- The weight of the KTM RC 390 is 172 kg which is lighter than the previous model bike.
My personal opinion
The new 2022 RC 390 is a really great bike in terms of design and features. this bike is competing with Ninja 300 & Apache RR310.
Like if you want a fully faired bike with killer looks that you should buy an apache RR 310 because it less priced bike.
And I will not suggest you buy Ninja 300 because it still lacks new modern features like led lights and a TFT color display.
So yes RC 390 is a costly bike but it offers you great value for money and you also have RC 200 & RC 125 that look exactly the same as the RC390.
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