The new 2017 KTM RC 390 has been launched at INR 2.47 Lakhs (on-road, New Delhi). The bike gets refreshed for the year 2017. The RC series have been quite successful with biking and racing enthusiasts. The 2017 KTM RC 390 is an upgrade and improvement over the earlier bike. What is new in the RC 390? We bring you all the details. 

The Duke 390 and the RC 390 are already the highest selling bikes in this segment and KTM wants to enhance its reach. Especially, with the new Bajaj Dominar 400 entering the market with revised pricing. The additional features make it a better value for money. The engine performance remains the same. KTM will want to push it to the next level with the updated bike.

2017 KTM RC 390

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2017 KTM RC 390 What is New?

The KTM RC390 gets the following additions:

  • Ride-by-wire technology
  • Side slung exhaust
  • Adjustable levers
  • EVAP system
  • New UV resistant paint
  • New Graphics
  • Bigger brakes (320mm and 230mm)
  • Wider rear view mirror
  • Updated instrument pod

2017 KTM RC390 side profile

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2017 KTM RC 390 Specifications

 KTM RC 390Specifications
Engine373cc
Power43bhp
Torque34Nm
Transmission6-speed

2017 KTM RC 390 Top Speed

ModelTop Speed
TVS Apache RTR 300168 km/hr

The top speed of the 2017 KTM RC 390 remains the same. It should be hovering about 160km/hr and can go up to 168 km/hr on a good day when the road is empty. KTM bikes have short gearing and the same continues on the 2017 KTM RC390 as well.  The 2017 KTM RC 390 is more of a facelift than a new bike. 

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2017 KTM RC 390 Design

Looking at the 2017 KTM RC 390 in the first glance, it looks different. The colour scheme is different. This makes the bike look all new. The 2017 KTM RC 390 has the same aggressive styling. This makes it look more appealing than before. At the same time, the fuel tank size remains the same. There is absolutely no change in the design. This is what makes the big look different, the colour scheme. The exposed space frame is still visible and even the fuel tank size is the same. The same step-up seat is continued on the new bike as well. So, this will be more comfortable for the rider majorly. At the same time, the fuel tank size remains smallThe new colour scheme makes the bike look different. The 2017 KTM RC 390 gets more mechanical upgrades. These are minor upgrades that will improve the bike’s ride and handling. The engine also remains in the same state of tune. No TFT screen, as we all had predicted. This is a bit disappointing.

2017 KTM RC390 front

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2017 KTM RC390 handle


2017 KTM RC 390 Engine

The 2017 KTM RC 390 comes with the same 373cc engine. This engine churns out 43bhp of power and 34Nm of peak torque. There is no change in the engine. Hence, it has the same performance. There is no change in the engine tuning either. So, all those who need the KTM for its push shall be looking at buying the same bike. The throttle response of this engine is a lot more smoother than the Dukes. This has linear acceleration, which makes it more easier to ride in daily city traffic. The 2017 KTM RC 390 has a six-speed gearbox. There is also a slipper clutch. The other important aspect is the Ride by Wire. This makes the throttle response even better. The 2017 KTM RC 390 doesn’t have any changes in its mechanicals and even the underpinnings.

An adjustable lever for suspension will help to enhance the performance and at the same time, this will be useful not just to improve the ride and handling also. A new side slung exhaust also makes way in the 2017 RC 390.


2017 KTM RC 390 Price 

2017 KTM RC 390Price (on-road, New Delhi)
MinimumINR 2.47 lakhs

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2017 KTM RC390 chassis


2017 KTM RC390 riding


2017 KTM RC 390 Mileage

2017 KTM RC 390Mileage
City25 km/l
Highway30 km/l

The new 2017 KTM RC 390 should return about 25-30km/l. In the city, it should be close to 25km/l, while on the highway it can stretch to 30km/l.

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2017 KTM RC390 on track

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