KTM RC390 Review


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)
Capacity: 373cc
Power/Torque: 32Kw @ 9500 35Nm @ 7250
Gearbox: 6 speed
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
Seat height: 820mm
Dimensions: Lxx x Wxx x Hxx x Wxx
Recommended Retail Price: Approx $8,500 (2015)


Yamaha YZF-R3 Review

2015_yzfr3Welcome to the Yamaha YZF- R3 showroom and spec review. The all new 2015 YZF-R3 is now for sale in Australia and marks the first genuine competitor to the traditional learner and entry level  ‘sports’ styled motorcycles Honda CBR and Kawasaki Ninja series.

The YZF-R3 looks good in real life and different to it’s main competitors so should be applauded. Furthermore true to its sporty intentions the Yamaha offers for the YZF-R3, performance accessories in terms of Akrapovic slip ons and racing fill exhaust system. The racing system cuts nearly 5kg off the weight and adds power and torque while the slip on exhausts cuts up to 2kg off the kerb weight. Prices quoted where $400 – $850 for the various systems which is quite resonable for genuine performance increases.

Overall the YZF-R3 and another good model to look at in your search for a new commuter or learner motorcycle.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Key Specifications
Engine:   2 cylinder 4-stroke DOHC (EFI)
Capacity:  321cc
Power/Torque:  Approx 30 Kw @ 10700 RPM 29 Nm @ 9000 RPM
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  169kg
Performance:  0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   14 litre fuel tank
Approx 3 litres per 100km
Seat height:  785mm
Dimensions: L2090 X W720 X H1135mm
Wheels: 110-70-17F  140-70-17R
 Recommended Retail Price:  Est $5900 AUD (2014)