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    Default A new KTM RC 390 has been spied testing and it looks…

    According to a post on MCN, there’s a new KTM RC 390 coming and it looks really subjective. But this update will seemingly make the KTM RC 390 more potent a weapon. The RC 390 was updated when the BS-IV norms kicked and though it did add some key features, we think that a major update has been a long time coming. Also, considering the updates that the 390 Duke got at that time, KTM was kinda unjust to the RC 390 but they are looking to fix that now.

    The biggest change externally is the all-new bodywork with a huge one-piece clear screen, something that is becoming a KTM hallmark. Behind that hides a new LED headlight plus a full-colour TFT dash: as seen already on the 390 Duke.





    The screen looks to be much larger than on previous models, which should mean improved wind protection. There also appear to be larger fairings and a slightly bigger tank. All of those changes should make the whole machine a bit roomier for taller riders who have found the current RC390 cramped.

    The subframe trellis appears to have been altered too but as this is such an early prototype, which may not be what we see on the final production model. One can also expect updated WP Suspension, new brakes and probably a more powerful engine.

    It’d be interesting to see if the new RC 390 will be BS-VI compatible, the norm which is right at our gates. But this update is surely going to help the RC 390 stand up to the threats from the new Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 400, if they were a threat that is, but one can never be too careful.
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    Default Re: A new KTM RC 390 has been spied testing and it looks…

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    Default Re: A new KTM RC 390 has been spied testing and it looks…

    Looking more comfortable and fleshed out than current versions.

    I hope it has leg room like r15 v3.

    I think ktm is trying to make their bikes more all rounder than before. Current d390 is pretty good for sports riding and touring as well.

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    Default Re: A new KTM RC 390 has been spied testing and it looks…

    The exhaust is coming from under the oil sump now..


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    Hope it is more touring friendly.

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