2017 KTM RC 390 has made its global debut at the ongoing EICMA Show in Milan. The race bike features subtle styling changes, enhanced ergonomics and engine updates for 2017 model year. Updated KTM RC390 will be able to compete better with the likes of Honda CBR250RR, Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
Seen with the same chassis and motor, changes on board the 2017 KTM RC 390 include slipper clutch and side mounted exhaust along with better riding ergonomics, new (adjustable) brake, clutch lever and new seat. It gets wider mirrors and a new 320mm brake rotor as well.
KTM RC 390 is powered by a single cylinder, four stroke DOHC engine. It gets Bosch electronic fuel injection and a 3 way catalytic converter offering 44 hp peak power. 43mm USD front forks with WP suspension are also evident while braking system has been developed in association with Brembo with new 320mm front brake disc and dis-engaging ABS.
A multi-function dashboard offers direct communications with rider with a built in shift light while new colors and graphics are also seen on the RC390 along with an integrated passenger seat giving the RC390 a sportier stance.
The KTM RC390 sits on Metzeler Sportec M5 interact tyres fitted with 110/70ZR17” front and 150/60ZR17” rear tyres offering a more sporty performance. Launch in Europe will take place in the coming weeks while India laucnh is scheduled for late 2017. Expect a bump in price tag fro the current variant.