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  • KTM RC 200 & 390 Launch, on 9 September, 2014, deliveries from October: xBhp News

    KTM RC 390 launch has been confirmed by KTM CEO Stefen Pierer for 2014.


    KTM CEO Stefen Pierer confirmed that the RC390 would be launched in 2014 world over. The RC390 built across the KTM Duke 390 engine platform would meet a big demand for affordable, quality sport bikes for the lower displacement class he said.

    The confirmation came in the advent of the ADAC Junior Cup, sponsored by KTM at the German MOTO GP.

    Ideal for young racers: KTM RC 390 CupEngine
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    Re: SCOOP: Pulsar 350/375 Spy pics appear online.

    Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
    Are you sure that they share the same chassis?? if yes then i will go blindfolded with d390.. is it worth the wait is what is stopping me from D390

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    Yes, they share same trellis frame, suspension, exhaust, brakes and everything.

    RC390 will be worth the wait in more than one way .
    Street racing is for Squids trying to make up for their small equipment

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      Re: SCOOP: Pulsar 350/375 Spy pics appear online.

      ^ Not bad! Did you use P200NS as a base?

      This is how the RC390 might look like.

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        Re: SCOOP: Pulsar 350/375 Spy pics appear online.

        Some serious effort there, mate! Appreciate it. [MENTION=36245]Dman[/MENTION]

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        Some serious effort there, mate! Appreciate it. [MENTION=36245]Dman[/MENTION]
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        • #5
          Re: SCOOP: Pulsar 350/375 Spy pics appear online.

          I can see some serious & fun discussion going on in this thread - givin' me SBK vibes...
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            re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

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            • #7
              Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

              This is a great news for the moto enthusiasts. I just hope that, at least the fully-faired version of the 390cc would yield a better top end.

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              • #8
                Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                Great stuff.. only thing I want to know is when they say 2014.. which quarter of the year 2014 can we expect?? any info on this?? I would love to wait for this machine provided it is VFM.. and I am sure this is going to be a killer
                Splendor - 2k to 2006
                Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                RayZ - 2015 til now
                Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


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                • #9
                  Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                  Bike looks are killer. When is it coming to india ? And what will be the price.

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                  • #10
                    Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                    With so much going on in the internet, FB & likes, I was waiting for an official news & viola.. A super-duper good news!! This marks another turning point/milestone of biking in India. I am soo confused at "which bike" options now! aaah, if only I had enough moolah for every friggin' machine that comes out in the market..
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                      Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                      Umm... why does it make 6 less horsepower than the naked 390 duke?

                      And I have no idea how does this bike manage to be nearly 15kg lighter than the 390 duke despite being fully faired. The Duke doesn't have any extra bulk to begin with.

                      Also, this is enough time for Bajaj to wrap up and discontinue CBU/CKD Ninja 300 sales in India. They would be lucky to sell 100 units per year after RC390 is launched.
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                      • #12
                        Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                        The bike does look cool. However, I am still skeptical whether people will opt for a motorbike with no pillion seat. However, the 2 Dukes in the market have a decent pillion ride.
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                          Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                          Originally posted by dishayu View Post
                          Umm... why does it make 6 less horsepower than the naked 390 duke?

                          And I have no idea how does this bike manage to be nearly 15kg lighter than the 390 duke despite being fully faired. The Duke doesn't have any extra bulk to begin with.

                          Also, this is enough time for Bajaj to wrap up and discontinue CBU/CKD Ninja 300 sales in India. They would be lucky to sell 100 units per year after RC390 is launched.
                          Ninja is a class apart bro.. if I was given a choice between these 2.. i would definitely go for the Ninja 300.. the bike sports a sexy design and the build quality is just fantastic..

                          and I just love that Lime Green color of the Ninja.. besides.. Kawasaki is a Kawasaki Owning a Ninja is like owning a Merc/BMW

                          Duke on the other hand is like owning a Honda.. see the difference..
                          Splendor - 2k to 2006
                          Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                          P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                          Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                          ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                          RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                          Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                          RayZ - 2015 til now
                          Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                          Delhi to Narkanda
                          Delhi to Coimbatore
                          Delhi to Nepal

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                            Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                            Originally posted by dishayu View Post
                            Umm... why does it make 6 less horsepower than the naked 390 duke?

                            And I have no idea how does this bike manage to be nearly 15kg lighter than the 390 duke despite being fully faired. The Duke doesn't have any extra bulk to begin with.

                            Also, this is enough time for Bajaj to wrap up and discontinue CBU/CKD Ninja 300 sales in India. They would be lucky to sell 100 units per year after RC390 is launched.
                            This is a race bike, not meant for street riding. The street version will be launched in 2014. Don't expect the same specs .

                            Power reduction could be either because of race stipulations or something
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                            • #15
                              Re: KTM RC 390 launch confirmed for 2014

                              Originally posted by gowdemon View Post
                              The bike does look cool. However, I am still skeptical whether people will opt for a motorbike with no pillion seat. However, the 2 Dukes in the market have a decent pillion ride.
                              The production bike would have some changes done. i.e Headlight, side indicators, rear view mirrors and a pillion seat would be added. And the bike wont be as light the race spec bike shown above. KTM is changing the biking scenario at a high rate in India

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