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PHOTOS: KTM RC 390 at Rs 2.5 lakh

Last updated on: July 16, 2013 16:54 IST

PHOTOS: KTM RC 390 at Rs 2.5 lakh

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Faisal Ali Khan

KTM has unveiled the RC 390 which is a full faired version of the Duke 390 and is expected to cost Rs 2.5 lakh.

The bike unveiled is not the production spec model but instead the race spec model which will be used in the 2014 ADAC Junior Cup.

KTM is slowly understanding the Indian market and the company is well aware about the importance of having a full faired offering, since customers prefer full faired bikes over naked ones.


Image: KTM RC 390
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The KTM RC 390 will be launched next year and KTM's CEO has confirmed the same. Production of the RC 390 will take place at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant.

A quick glance on the motorcycle reveals it is the Duke 390 underneath.

However an aerodynamic headlight and fairing has been added. The exhaust isn't an underbelly unit but of Akrapovic make. However this appearance is only for the racing series and the bike which will go into production will be slightly different.


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Powering the KTM RC 390 race bike is the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine which produces 38 HP of power and features the same hardware specs as on the Duke 390.

The de-tune has been done to meet racing requirements but one can expect the production model to produce 44 HP. The race bike is stripped and weighs only 130 kgs.


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Other interesting bits include WP suspension, Trellis frame and Bosch engine management system. The RC 390 has a 50 mm higher seat at 850 mm (compared to the Duke 390) and a smaller 9.5-litres fuel tank.

Expect the RC 390 to be priced around Rs 2.5 lakh in India.


Image: KTM RC 390
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