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KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

KTM RC 390 Price starts at Rs. 2.48 lakh which is Rs. 32,897 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X priced at Rs. 2.15 lakh. The claimed mileage for the KTM RC 390 is NA where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl....read more

RC 390 vs Thunderbird 500X Specs Overview

Specs/Features RC 390 BS6Thunderbird 500X ABS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.48 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.15 lakhView On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(335 Ratings)
4.3
(55 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.3 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 17,598RC 390 Insurance Rs. 17,862Thunderbird 500X Insurance
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.3 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 36 Nm @ 7000 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs4
Bore 89 mm ...
Stroke 60 mm ...
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 ...
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Compression Ratio 14.5:1 8.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5-Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Mileage (Overall) ... 32 kmpl
Suspension-Front WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm Telescopic forks
Chassis Steel Trellis Frame Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) ... 22 psi
Dry Weight 166.8 kg ...
Length*Width*Height 2145*760*830 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1340 mm 1350 mm
Length 2145 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 178.5 mm 135 mm
Height 830 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height 820 mm ...
Width 760 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 9.5 L 20 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 240 mm
Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics ...
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Handle Type Clip On ...
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Distance to Empty ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Clock
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat ...
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights LED Projector
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Mobile Connectivity ...

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Q. Which is better KTM RC 390 or KTM 390 Duke
  • There is no doubt in this tht KTM is highly reputed company but I want to share my experience, I have ktm rc390 and have done hardly 29000 km on it. You can check me service records, all services are before time.. but my bike has started leaving black smoke. It has just done 29000km and leaving black smoke. It's engine oil level decrease drastically.I have give my bike in ktm service station, total cost is above 50000 Rs. That too it l take month to get repaired. Once u have purchased this bike, there is no good support from KTM. Every one is just looting money from you. You can just imagine the quality of engine which starts burning engine oil just after 29000 km.
  • My bike is ktm rc 390 ...Why i choosed this model because first of all i think rc is looking more musculr than duke ...if we look at its specifications both rc and duke having the same except its handling and ride postureBefore rc i had r15/pulsar 220 both are more or less same on its riding posture and handlingIf we look at duke its a staright sitting naked bike And i test drived once at that time i felt its little hard to ride in traffic means to do very tricky to make a fast manoeuvre rest in highways it gives a good rodong posture with no back pain or shoulder painThen also why i choose rc my mainly because of its handling and look
  • Both are powerful performance bikes...they are made to do drift or race..drift bi Duke 390 with supetmoto mode in which you can unlock rear abs for drifting lowers..can be used for short commute not touring..Rc 390 is a proper race track beast for leaning in the track..ultimate midrange..handling...which one is better? buy according to your needs...but Duke does all what rc does and more with supetmoto mode...
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Q. Which is best KTM RC390 or Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • Writing my thoughts assuming you are going to use the bike in city and daily commute.Yamaha R3....Most Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Comfortable, can be used for city commute as well as for touring and has a very linear power delivery. It is little costly than the KTM RC but cheaper than the Ninja. But you can use it as long as you want it in your garage and will give you a better resale price as well. For Ninja, it is not at all reliable, and comes with a lot of maintainence cost - ride it or don't ride! Also its not a VFM machine. It is comfortable and little fuel efficient, but lacks service convenience as compared to Yamaha.For KTM RC, not at all comfortable, it is way too track focused and I assume you don't live on tracks here in India. Not at all a reliable machine and will stay good for a couple of years (can't ignore it's manufactured by Bajaj) and will show its ageing after that with service costs and sudden breakdowns. It is the cheapest sport bike out there in that range, but is certainly not the most ideal chose to make.
  • Rc390 is fun bike for short rides. But it heats a lot in busy traffic. I do agree with you about service and spare parts of ktm bikes. But if you live in capital cities like the Delhi, lucknow, Mumbai, pune etc then you don't have to worry about ninja bikes too. Ninja will always last longer than ktm. And you will get mob attention too while riding. Ninja is always a premium bike. Enjoy this, it requires handling with care! Also, you would love to see ninja 300 beating Rc390 in terms of top speed
  • Both have their pros and cons...refinement is flawless in Ninja and there are no vibrations as it's a parallel twin setup. RC has a very aggressive seating where as Ninja is very comfortable...In terms of after sales service and spare parts, KTM scores as Kawasaki service is very expensive
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Q. I wanted to buy a bike in 300 to 400 cc. Which one should I go for among RC 390, Yamaha R3, Hyosung GTR 250, Apache RR 310 and Ninja 300? Please suggest me a better bike.
  • It depends on your taste and your attitude.1.if you want a bike to take to track - rc 390 is the best choice. mind you its not at all comfortable.2. if you want a bike with brand image and one that impresses by its name itself - Ninja 300 is the best choice. its the jack of all trades, i.e., it an all rounder .3. if you want a bike that is easy on the pocket and cheaper to maintain, has good looks and is comfortable to ride.- apache rr310 is the best choice.4. finally i don't see a reason at all to buy the yamaha r3 or the hyosung gt250r. the value for money and equipment offered is not on par with the competition. PS- all of these bikes are fun to ride and accelerate really fast!!! please wear proper rider gear.ride safe.
  • It purely depends on your riding style and the purpose. If you’re someone who rides aggressively and loves attacking corner, don’t look any further rc 390 is the one. But if you like to tour, commute and attack corners once in a while the R3 and Ninja 300 are the bikes for you. I personally prefer the R3 over the ninja 300 just because of the way it looks and the punch from the engine. I’m not a huge fan of the RR 310 it’s trying a lil too hard to do everything and doesn’t really stand out at anything. So to put it short, power and handling: rc390, touring and practicality: R3
  • See being an rc owner, i would definitely recommend RC but it really depends on what criteria you are looking most, if u want something for regular commuting i won't suggest unless you won't have any complaints due to its sitting position and heating issues even other riders may other opinions regarding its heating issues, I'm ok with it cuz that's why I've bought it right. But if you want something low in power, comfort riding, occasional track rides, or long commute go for rr 310. But hey there is nothing like an RC390.#proudRC owner.
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