Welcome to the KTM RC390 showroom and spec review. Although sharing it’s engine and other main parts with the Duke 390 it differs by being as a real as a sports motorcycle can be in a arguably ‘faux small capacity sports’ motorcycle class.
The RC390 is at the top end of the learner and call capacity commuter motorcycle class including in price. It’s engine has the largest capacity and produces the most power and torque in the class, the chassis above average parts and the clear sports bike styling. Even it’s riding position is more sports bike than upright. Overall it looks good, just as our arguably ‘best looking’ in the class the Duke 390!
It’s competitors, the CBR, Ninja and even new R3 will have difficulty competing with the RC390 especially with equipped with any of the optional performance parts catalog.
I honestly can’t write much more of the RC390 because it’s got everything you would want to impress in a learner or commuter motorcycle. It’s different and bright work stands out as a race replica and that’s race in this class. The KTM RC390 is definitely worth a look if the closest thing to a genuine sports motorcycle in the class is what you want.
|KTM RC390 Key Specifications|
|Engine:||IL1 cylinder 4-stroke 4 valve DOHC (EFI)|
|Power/Torque:||32Kw @ 9500 35Nm @ 7250|
|Kerb Weight:||159Kg Approx|
|Performance:||0-100kph 6 seconds Approx
Max Speed 160Kph Approx
|Fuel Economy:||10 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
|Dimensions:||Lxx x Wxx x Hxx x Wxx|
|Recommended Retail Price:||Approx $8,500 (2015)|