KTM RC 390 gets Metallic Silver color option in India
Austrian automaker KTM has launched a new Metallic Silver color variant of its RC 390 motorbike in India. In the new model, the frame, rear section, and alloy wheels are painted bright orange, the fuel tank sports a light grey shade, and the fairings are black-bottomed. However, there are no mechanical changes. Here are more details.
KTM RC 390: At a glance
The KTM RC 390 sits on a steel trellis frame and offers an eye-catching semi-faired look, featuring a sloping fuel tank, stepped-up seat, an upswept exhaust pipe, and attractive body graphics. The bike packs a digital instrument console and a projector headlight with LED turn indicators. It has a dry weight of 166.8kg and a 9.5-liter fuel tank.
Power and performance
The KTM RC 390 draws power from a BS6-compliant 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and a slipper-clutch. The mill generates a maximum power of 42.3hp at 9,000rpm and a peak torque of 36Nm at 7,000rpm.
What about safety and suspension setup?
To ensure the safety of the rider, the KTM RC 390 comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS, to avoid skidding on the roads while braking. Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorcycle are taken care of by 43mm WP forks on the front side, and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
How much does it cost?
In India, the Metallic Silver color variant of the KTM RC 390 costs Rs. 2.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price-point, the bike takes on rivals like TVS Apache RR 310, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and the Yamaha YZF R3.