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2016 KTM RC390 to launch in India next month

2016 KTM RC 390

The updated version gets traditional side exhaust canister in place of the underbelly unit.

The 2016 KTM RC390 which was showcased at the EICMA 2015 in Milan last month is getting ready to be launched in India next month, reports Zigwheels. Given that the fully faired compact motorcycle is being made in India for global consumption, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the updated version will make its international sales debut here.

The most significant enhancement comes in the form of a new slipper clutch like in the Duke 390. The motorcycle also benefits from ride-by-wire technology for a linear and more responsive power delivery. Further, the brake and clutch levers are now adjustable for improved ergonomics.

2016 KTM RC 390

The power and torque figures continue unchanged.

Visually, the 2016 RC390 retains its razor sharp design but opts for a traditional exhaust canister in place of the outgoing bike’s underbelly unit that is hidden inside the fairing. The switch is to accommodate emission reducing measures for the impending Euro 4 norms.

Rest of the mechanical bits stay intact. The riot of a 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine continues to dish out 43 PS and 35 Nm of torque. A single disc brake at each wheel, WP suspension system and Metzeler tyres continue to make RC390 a very sporty motorcycle.

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With the 2016 KTM RC390, the Austrian bike maker has sharpened up what was already a very potent offering. Expect the new model to be around INR 10,000 to 15,000 dearer than the outgoing version.

2016 KTM RC390 – Photos

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