KTM Duke 390 fully faired ready to race version: RC390 ADAC Junior Cup
Bajaj KTM introduced the new Duke 390 earlier this year. In India, the bike was launched last month with a starting price of Rs 1.8 lakh. Just like other Duke’s, this one too is a naked sports bike. So what about a version with full fairing at the front? Yes, that too is in the offing, but will take some time. Until then, a glimpse of the same can be seen in the new RC390, which will race at the ADAC Junior Cup in Germany.
The race prepped version of Duke 390 was unveiled at the MotoGP event in Germany’s Sachsenrign circuit. It has a 373cc single cylinder engine with a rating less than that offered by the 390 Duke, offering 38 bhp engine. Total bike weighs just 130 kgs. Being lighter in weight, the RC 390 Cup sports a tubular steel trellis frame, WP suspension and radial mounted brakes while it sits on cast aluminum wheels.
The race prepped version also sports tall windscreen, faring panels and a massive engine belly faring that is expected to reduce drag. Seat height is increased by 50mm, fuel tank capacity is reduced by 1.5 liters while steering head angle has been improved by 1.5 degrees. When launched, it will be positioned above the Duke 390, and will compete with Kawasaki Ninja 300 both were performance and price is concerned. For more information, scroll through the press release and image gallery on page 2.