KTM RC 390 vs Yamaha YZF R3 Comparison

KTM RC 390 vs Yamaha YZF R3

Yamaha YZF R3 Price starts at Rs. 3.52 lakh which is Rs. 1.08 lakh costlier than KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.44 lakh. The claimed mileage for the KTM RC 390 is 25 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Yamaha YZF R3 is 35 kmpl. In technical specifications, KTM RC 390 is powered by 373.2 cc engine where as Yamaha YZF R3 is powered by 321 cc engine. KTM RC 390 is available in 2 different colours while Yamaha YZF R3 comes with 1 colours. 51% users have chosen KTM RC 390 over Yamaha YZF R3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare KTM RC 390 vs Yamaha YZF R3 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, DOHC Engine Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 321 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 42 PS @ 10750 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 89 mm 68 mm
Stroke 60 mm 44.1 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 2
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Transistor controlled ignition
Compression Ratio 14.5:1 11.2:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec)
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph)
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
Mileage (Highway)
Mileage (Overall) 35 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 25 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front WP Upside-Down Ø 43 mm Telescopic Forks
Chassis Steel trellis frame, powder-coated Diamond
Suspension-Rear WP Monoshock Swingarm
Tyre Size Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17 Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :-140/70-R17
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight 147 kg
Length*Width*Height 2145*760*830 2090*720*1135
Wheelbase(mm) 1340 mm 1380 mm
Length 2145 mm 2090 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 178.5 mm 160 mm
Height 830 mm 1135 mm
Seat Height 820 mm 780 mm
Width 760 mm 720 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 10 L 14 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 298 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 220 mm
Battery Type GTZ8V
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Bikes Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Digital
Handle Type Clip On
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Should I buy a RC 390 or wait for new model. I am afraid new model is not that sporty as seen on pictures.
  • Yes bro..I too have the same opinion.will ktm compromise track riding ergonomics and make upright stance better for roads...then it will k**l the rc concept...I too is worried..even the initial colour schemes were good...if any real picture is out ..go for current rc you will not regret..ser r15s story..
  • Your choice agar thumha rc 390 buy karna ha to kharidlo ya phir new model kharidna ha to kharido
  • RC 390 launch might be delayed as they did not showcase it this time.
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Q. KTM RC 390 and Bajaj dominor 400 which is better?
  • If you're coming from R15 then you can jump in RC. if you're planning for Cruzin long rides leh and all go with dominar. Dominar it's a overall package but lacks in character while RC has a character aggressive, swift.
  • RC 390 is great on track. Dominar is great for touring
  • RC 390
Q. What to choose between Yamaha R3, Ninja 300, Ninja 650, BMW G 310 R considering the bike will be used in city ride mostly and weekend rides and some times a bit touring.
  • If for city rides go for 300 segment skip 650 for sure, bmw is very. over priced compared to features. so go between r3 or ninja 300
  • G310 if you want a head turner ,ninja if you want to feel comfortable + sporty in city, r3 if you can afford it
  • Bmw 310 r
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