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2022 KTM RC 390 launched at Rs 3.14 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

New-gen RC 390 prices round Rs 36,000 greater than the outgoing model and practically Rs 50,000 greater than the Apache RR 310.

After itemizing the mannequin on its web site with pricing earlier this month, KTM has now formally launched the brand new RC 390 in India at Rs 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it about Rs 36,000 dearer than its predecessor. Nevertheless it’s over Rs 1 lakh dearer than when it was first launched in 2014 at Rs 2.05 lakh, providing you with an concept of simply how costly bikes have grow to be lately.

In fact, over the course of this era, the bike has acquired various significant updates, and the launch of this newest era is essentially the most important replace the RC 390 has acquired so far. Regardless of all the value hikes, nevertheless, the RC 390 stays extra inexpensive than its outdated rival – the Rs 3.37 lakh Kawasaki Ninja 300. The Ninja is basically the identical bike, and subsequently, additionally continues to be much less highly effective and fewer feature-rich than the KTM. 

That being mentioned, the RC’s stiffest competitors at the moment comes from the TVS Apache RR 310, which, in typical TVS style, affords glorious worth for cash and is priced at Rs 2.65 lakh (all costs ex-showroom, Delhi). In actual fact, the Apache is a lot extra inexpensive that you would purchase its Constructed-to-Order (BTO) model – with the Race and Dynamic pack put in – together with a customized racing quantity and graphics, and it will nonetheless value you lower than the RC 390. Learn extra about all of the customisation choices for the Apache right here. In the meantime, right here’s the place the RC 390 stands at the moment.

2022 KTM RC 390: what’s new?

The RC 390 will get loads of beauty, mechanical and have adjustments for this new era. When it comes to design, the brand new RC 390 adopts the identical fairing, break up seats and alloy wheels because the up to date RC 125 and RC 200 which might be already on sale. The brand new fairing is claimed to be aero-optimised and it supplies the brand new RC 390 with the next high velocity, higher wind safety and enhanced warmth administration. KTM has additionally given the RC 390 new graphics and two new color choices – KTM manufacturing unit racing blue and KTM orange. 

KTM additionally says that it has improved rider ergonomics, and has taken weight saving measures all through the chassis. It additionally will get preload adjustment for the rear monoshock, nevertheless, the entrance fork isn’t adjustable as was earlier anticipated. Different new options on the RC 390 embrace an LED headlight and a Bluetooth-equipped TFT instrument cluster, each of which the 390 Duke has had since 2017. The most recent RC 390 can be geared up with digital rider aids like traction management and cornering ABS, a bigger 13.7-litre gasoline tank and two-step peak adjustable handlebar.

 2022 KTM RC 390: mechanicals 

As for the engine, the 2022 RC 390 continues to be powered by KTM’s 373cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit. Nonetheless, it does get up to date mapping and a 40 p.c bigger airbox, which has barely bumped up the torque to 37Nm at 7,000rpm. Energy output stays unchanged although, at 43.5hp at 9,000rpm. It will get a 6-speed gearbox that’s geared up with a slipper clutch and a bi-directional quickshifter – the latter was earlier solely obtainable on the 390 Duke and Journey. The brand new RC 390 additionally will get a supermoto mode, which disables the ABS for the rear brake.

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