2014 KTM RC390

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.

2014 KTM RC390 Frame

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.

Source: VisorDown, Asphalt & Rubber

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
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
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