KTM 390 Duke vs KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 Price starts at Rs. 3.18 Lakh which is Rs. 7,657 costlier than base model of KTM 390 Duke priced at Rs. 3.11 Lakh. In technical specifications, KTM 390 Duke is powered by 399 cc engine , while KTM RC 390 is powered by 373 cc engine. KTM 390 Duke is available in 2 different colours while KTM RC 390 comes with 2 colours. The Comparison KTM 390 Duke vs KTM RC 390 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

KTM 390 Duke vs KTM RC 390 Summary

Basic Info 390 Duke STDRC 390 STD
112 reviews
170 reviews
Brand Name KTM KTM
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 3.11 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.18 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Max Power 46 PS @ 8500 rpm 43.5 PS
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
390 Duke Colors
RC 390 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 23,517 390 Duke Insurance Rs. 23,644 RC 390 Insurance
Brochure N/A N/A

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Engine Displacement
399 cc
373 cc
Max Power
46 PS @ 8500 rpm
43.5 PS
Max Torque
39 Nm @ 6500 rpm
37 Nm
Emission Type
89 mm
89 mm
64 mm
60 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
25.89 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
31.22 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
163 kg
Seat height
800 mm
824 mm
2145*760*830 mm3
1354 mm
1340 mm
2145 mm
Ground Clearance
183 mm
158 mm
760 mm
Fuel Capacity
15 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
168 Kg
172 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
230 mm

Additional Features
Cornering ABS, Quickshifter+
Charging at Home
Charging at Charging Station
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
LED Projector
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

KTM 390 Duke

  • Improved performance means this is the quickest bike in its segment
  • brakes feel sharp and predictable
  • adjustable suspension handles bad road well even in its stock setting
  • lower seat height should make it more accessible to shorter riders
  • feels super light on its feet and agile when changing directions
  • you can barely feel any engine heat
  • even in bumper to bumper traffic and motor has become a lot smoother than before.

KTM RC 390

  • Added engine versatility leads to more excitement; Sharp handling doesn’t scare you silly; Relatively relaxed ergos makes it more accommodating and lends better bike control; Cornering ABS
  • traction control and quickshifter!

KTM 390 Duke

  • Some of the panel gaps are a little too pronounced
  • H-rated Metzeler tyres feel a little squiggly when pushing the bike hard and the new orange shade is a little too orange.

KTM RC 390

  • Design is extremely polarising; Massive price hike compared to its predecessor; Fit and finish levels are sub-par.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Hi, I am looking to upgrade my Suzuki Hayate 110 cc. My Budget is around 3 Lakh, Should I Upgrade to Duke 390 or the Interceptor? or should I look for a lower capacity Motorcycle? My height is 5'5 and I weigh around 67 Kg. Please let me know the best bike for me as most of my rides will be in the city and occasional run on the highway.
  • As per your requirement, we would suggest you go for KTM 390 Duke. 390 Duke with a weight of 163 kg is easy to handle and manoeuvrable. Duke is an excellent choice for daily commutes and occasional highway rides. Its crazy price to performance ratio and the ability to pretty much make every ride exciting is what made it so popular among the masses. Also, you may consider, Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Meteor 350 has a refined engine, easy to ride, confident and practical package sounds just right. Meteor is very much home in the city, dispatching potholes and speed breakers with confidence.350 engine is better both in the city and on the highway, and more refined and practical as well. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read more -KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
  • You should take ktm RC 200 moto gp edition Or RC 390 moto gp edition
  • I suggest duke390 is better
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Q. Hi, I haven’t owned a bike yet but I am planning to but my first .. I am currently learning how to ride on the pulsar180 .. should I go for the rc 390 or apache 310 or any other one as I really love travelling .. but majorly I would ride in the city and occasionally hit the highway and might even go on long trips as I live in kashmir and the college that I have got in in New Delhi so it would be a bit your so pls suggest me a bike as I can’t reach on a decision .. I like Royal Enfield’s also but there power delivery is even less than the one I am currently owning .. my budget is around 3 lakhs .. pls suggest?
  • We would suggest you go for TVS Apache RR 310. TVS has done an incredible job in ironing out the sore spots of the Apache RR 310 with the BS6 update. It is loaded with tech, making it the most technologically advanced motorcycle in its class. The new prices are quite close to its fiercest rival -- the KTM RC 390. While it may lack the outright performance of the RC 390, the Apache RR 310 BS6 makes up for it by being a well-rounded machine that can do daily duties as well as corner carving or even touring, for that matter. For a better understanding of compatibility and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership..Read more:- TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 Road Test Review

390 Duke Vs RC 390 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper 390 Duke vs RC 390?

The KTM 390 Duke is cheaper than KTM RC 390 by Rs. 7,657.

Which bike offers better performance 390 Duke vs RC 390?

For the STD version, 399 cc Petrol engine of 390 Duke produces 46 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 39 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the STD version, 373 cc Petrol engine of RC 390 produces 43.5 PS of power and 37 Nm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • KTM RC 390
  • The RC 390 seems amazing and mind-blowing. I hope the design would just grow as it did with the old RC390, and I'm already living the design. Its similarities with its bigger MotoGP siblings. The 2022 RC390 will get new chassis, new wheels, bigger breaks, which saves a whopping 13.5 kg than the previous version. The new RC gets the same state of tuning but gets a bigger airbox which in turn produces more torque. The new design is also more aerodynamic and overall all these factors result in better handling, faster accelerations and a claimed top speed of 11kmph more than the old version. I'm just waiting for its launch in India and book it, Hope it will turn out to be one of my best decisions in life.

    1 week ago
  • Best feature aagese thoda bada hey, But dekha jae to bahat sehi gadi hey.Cornering abs bhi hey weight bhi kam hey sehi hey.Power bhi badhadiya geya hey main to lungs.

    Rasmiranjan Nayak few weeks ago
  • This bike is also for KTM lovers, and riders and this bike is better than the old model. This bike is very fabulous looks and riding experience

    Prince Raj few weeks ago
  • Super bike 🚲🚳 you me and i phone 4s case of any action in reliance on the other hand the other hand the other hand the other hand the other hand the

    Soundharsn Soundharsn few weeks ago
  • It's a best mission in the bike it's gives highly pickup and shows the kilometers for what we take the petrol so i think this is the best bike 🙂

    Naveen Kumar 1 week ago
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