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KTM RC 390 details and images leaked

by Arun Mohan Nadar Posted on 26 Oct 2013149,372 Views62 Comments

Images and technical details of the KTM RC 390, which is a faired version of the 390 Duke has leaked prior to its official debut at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan starting November 5

KTM RC 390 side shot

 

Within weeks prior to its official launch at the 2013 EICMO Motor Show in Milan, pictures and details about the KTM’s faired offering of the 390 Duke has been leaked on the internet. The RC 390, the bike gets endowed with a fully-faired body and the all-new 9.5 litre capacity fuel tank has been specially developed for the RC keeping in mind the supersport design in sync with the rider ergonomics. Other notable features include mirror incorporated blinkers and a twin headlight which conveys a new direction for KTM in terms of styling along with the Ducati Panigale inspired exhaust set-up, which is embedded in the bikes fairing for a clean look.

 

In tune with the RC 390’s supersport design appeal, clip on handlebars has been employed for a sporty and aggressive riding position while the footrests and pedals have been moved further back for better lean angle. The instrument cluster features a LCD display which displays details like RPM alert indicator (the best moment for shifting up), engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder. The overall design of the RC 390 is very fresh and sporty while taking  very few design cues from the flagship RC8 superbike, which works in its favour.

 

KTM RC 390 details image

 

Powering the bike is the same single-cylinder, 375cc, liquid cooled mill as found on the 390 Duke producing 45PS of power and 35Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed transmission.  Though, the frame looks similar to that of the Duke 390, it has been tweaked for the supersport dynamics of the RC 390 and features a steering head angle of 66.5 degree. This has resulted in a shorter wheelbase for added flickability and handling while the ground clearance has also been increased. The RC employs upside-down fork from WP Suspension in the front featuring the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as found on the RC8 R and WP suspension has also been used at the rear mated to a light alloy swingarm.

 

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