2016 KTM RC 390 revealed, gets slipper clutch and aluminum exhaust (30 Photos)
As part of the 2016 model year update, Austrian bike manufacturer KTM has given the RC 390 new features. These are – a new aluminum silencer to comply with the Euro 4 standard, slipper clutch, switchable ABS, new 320 mm front disc brake and ride system integrated by wire.
These new changes and high-end equipment are being incorporated into the RC 390 so as to improve its performance on the race track as well as meet Euro 4 emission norms.
Overall, the design remains unchanged. If it was not for the new silencer (which replaces the under belly exhaust), it would be difficult to differentiate the existing and the new RC 390.
Power comes from the same 373 cc single cylinder liquid cooled unit which generates 44 PS at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm torque at 7,2500 rpm via six speed transmission. The difference will be in power delivery, which is going to be a lot smoother and refined thanks to segment first ride by wire technology.
As mentioned above, the updates on board the new RC 390 are made so as to assist budding racers. Helping them will be disconnectable ABS system, a larger 320 mm front disc, slipper clutch, adjustable brake and clutch levers.
Apart from the new RC 390, KTM also unveiled updated RC 200, RC 250 and RC 125, but they do not feature much changes like big brother RC 390. All four (125, 200, 250 and 390 Duke + RC) are being manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s plant in Pune, India.