New KTM RC390 spy shot highlights its stylish DRL
KTM RC390 and RC200 were missing from this year’s Auto Expo in Delhi, but they continue to show themselves on Indian roads. The new KTM RC390 was recently spotted once again in India, and this time with DRLs on. Expected to be launched in India by mid 2014, the RC series is powered by the same engine, as seen on the Duke.
KTM RC 390 is a fully faired sports bike. Powered by the same 373 cc engine that powers the 390 Duke, RC390 is expected to receive a better ergonomic package. It will receive fairing mounted windshield and RVMs, clip on handle bars and split seats and could receive stiffer suspension, thereby resulting in better on track performance. Engine will be a 1 cylinder, 4 stroke engine, liquid cooled and capable of peak power of 43 bhp. KTM RC390 will also boast of segment leading power to weight ratio.
The fairing will house twin projector headlamps. Another interesting aspect to note is the presence of blinkers on the side. Unlike the variant shown at the unveiling in Milan last year, the one in the spy shots here does not have RVM mounted turn indicators, instead it has the regular fairing mounted turn indicators.
Sitting on a tubular space frame made from steel and powder coated, the 2014 KTM RC 390 will receive WP Mono shock absorbers while in the front will be disc brakes with four pot brake calipers and at the rear will be disc brake with one pot brake calipers. 2014 KTM RC 390 will have a tank capacity of 10 liters, ground clearance of 178.5mm and seat height will be at 820mm with the total weight of 148 kgs.
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