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KTM RC 390 to be called 390 FF in India?

KTM RC 390 to be called KTM 390 FF in India

KTM’s range of bikes comes in with a name that spells autocracy. Offered in shades of orange and black, these bikes have made their mark among buyers in India and abroad. Now, the company is on the brink of offering three new bikes, the fully faired variants of Duke 125, Duke 200 and Duke 390.

KTM RC 390 to be called KTM 390 FF in IndiaThese three premiered at the 2013 EICMA in Milan last year, christened RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390. To be manufactured at Bajaj Auto plant, along with the Duke cousins, only the RC 200 and RC 390 will be launched in India, while the RC 125, just like Duke 125, will only be made for export markets.

Actively being tested around Pune, latest update on the front comes from a Bajaj official, Goutam Shankar, who recently had a chance to ride the RC390 for 500 kms on the scenic route of Pune-Satara-Kumbharli Ghat-Chiplun-Mahabaleshwar-Pune. On his post he shared on Facebook, he mentions the bike’s name as 390 FF, and not RC 390. (see embedded photo below)


If this is true, then it seems like Bajaj is trying a different name structure for their RC series of motorcycles in India. Just like the Pulsar Series, which already has the 200 NS, and will soon get 200 SS, 44 SS and 400 CS; KTM RC Series in India too will get a similar nomenclature, in the form of FF as a suffix for their fully faired variants of Duke 200 and Duke 390.

What do you think? Which one you like better, RC 390 or 390 FF? Leave you response in the comments section below.


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  • Nitesh Arondekar

    no rc390 ia d best…..

  • KTM Owners Group HYD

    Thanks for jumping to conclusions, FF stands for fully faired and those who have attended the recent training sessions at Pune can confirm it is going to continue with the name RC390.

    • sagar112

      No one is jumping anywhere. If Asst. Manager at Bajaj Auto Ltd says that it is ‘390 FF’, there has to be a mention about it. Thanks for your concern though.

  • Sriram

    If “FF” stands for “F***ing Fantastic” maybe then its ok. But “390 Fully Faired” isnt doing justice for this awesome machine. Bajaj needs to find a better way to name its bikes…

  • charan

    RC 390 sounds perfect,,,,,,,