The 2017 edition of the KTM RC 390 was recently launched in January, 2017. The new KTM RC 390 gets cosmetic updates and new features. It now gets a black and orange colour scheme, but with fresh graphic design in white. The body of the bike have orange-coloured panels which were previously used only for the trellis frame and alloy wheels. The 2017 KTM RC 390 has been priced at Rs 2.25 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new graphics make the KTM motorcycle look sporty and more appealing and another visual distinguish between the new bike and the old bike is the exhaust muffler. Unlike the old RC 390 which has an underbelly exhaust system, the new KTM RC 390 sports a side-mounted exhaust. On the mechanical front, the bike now gets ride-by-wire system which improves the throttle response of the bike and the RC 390 is the only bike in its segment to feature it. Power is derived from the same 373.3cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled mill which is now BS-IV compliant and continues to produce the same power output of 43.5PS at 9000rpm while max torque has been bumped up 1Nm to 36Nm at 7000rpm. The bike gets new adjustable clutch and brake levers. It also gets bigger rear view mirrors, which should make them more usable with a better field of view. The front disc is also a larger 320mm dia unit while ABS remains standard. Suspension and frame of the bike remain unchanged. The BS-IV version of the KTM RC390 weighs 163.5kg which is a massive gain of 15kg in comparison to the older bike.
Sporty styling, Best performance in the segment, Bang for buck
Weight has increased, Stiff ride quality, Difficult to ride in traffic
The KTM RC 390 still remains the king of the entry-performance segment of and it also doubles up as a fantastic motorcycle on the race track as well.
The RC 390 has ruled its category ever since its launch, and with the 2017 updates its appeal is only set to rise substantially. Here are the top five facts about this new machine
Apart from the fresh livery on both bikes, the RC 390 now comes with more goodies to offer
Both the bikes will receive reworked graphics, while the RC 390 gets additional equipment too
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