We thought the KTM RC390 Cup racer was darn good looking and knew that the production version of the RC390 would be phenomenal too, but we weren’t expecting it to be so ‘retina searing good looking’. The belly pan has been beautifully sculpted even around the underbelly exhaust!
The 44hp engine weighs just 147kg resulting in a power to weight ratio of just 0.2kW/kg. KTM says this puts the RC390 right at the limit of the new A2 driver´s license making it the most sporty of the lot.
Metzeler tyres from the Duke 390 stay, as does the standard disengageable ABS.
There does not seem to be much information on the headlight setup. Take a look at the stunning pillion seat. Integrating smoothly into the design lines, KTM says the pillion seat is also comfortable.
The KTM Racing liveried RC390 that was leaked more recently looks stunning too. Opinion on the Akrapovic exhaust is ciurrently divided and I’m sure the debate will be settled once people hear the 390 growl.
|Design||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Performance||32 kW (43 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6 speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Primary gear ratio||30:80|
|Secondary gear ratio||15:45|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock|
|Suspension travel front||125 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||150 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs Front||300 mm|
|Brake discs Rear||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring|
|Steering head angle||66.5°|
|Wheel base||1,340±15 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||178.5 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||820 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|Weight without fuel approx.||147 kg|