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2022 KTM RC 390 Goes On Sale

Latest Update: Similar to its European counterpart, the Indian-spec KTM RC 390 has finally been fitted with an adjustable rear mono-shock. Tap here for details.

After announcing the prices of the new KTM RC 390 earlier this month, the upgraded sports bike finally goes on sale in India. With a price tag of Rs 3,13,922 (ex-showroom Delhi), the bike comes with significant visual and functional upgrades, all for a gain of Rs 36,287 over the previous model.

2022 KTM RC 390 – What’s new?

The new generation KTM RC 390 features a new and more aerodynamic bodywork with a new single-piece LED projector headlamp with boomerang-shaped DRLs-cum-indicators and fairing-mounted rear-view mirrors, a bigger windscreen, a revised fuel tank design with enhanced capacity, and a new split seat setup with broader pillion support.  

Other major highlights of the 2022 KTM RC 390 are: 

  • Two MotoGP-inspired color schemes: KTM Factory Racing Blue and KTM orange.
  • A TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity (misses out on navigation)
  • Lightweight equipment for a more riding-focused experience: a new 1.5kg ultra-light frame (comprising a trellis frame and a bolt-on sub-frame), 1.7kg lighter five-spoke alloys, lightweight footpegs, and 960gm of lighter braking hardware.
  • 13.7 liters of fuel tank capacity (+4.2-litres up from the outgoing model)
  • A new supermoto mode for ABS that permits you to switch off the rear ABS. 
  • New two-step height-adjustable clip-on-handlebar.
  • A quick-shifter as standard.
  • Cornering Traction control and lean-sensitive cornering ABS are also part of the kit.

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 At the bike’s heart lies the familiar 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that kicks out a maximum power output of 43.5PS and a peak torque of 37Nm (up by 1Nm). The motor gets revised mapping, along with a 40 percent larger airbox to sweeten rideability and torque delivery.

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As for suspension, there are WP Apex Pro 43mm upside-down forks at the front (non-adjustable for the Indian version) and WP Apex Pro mono-shock at the back with preload adjustability. As mentioned above, the braking duties are carried by new & lightweight 320mm front and 230mm rear discs with an asserted more pleasing braking performance. 

2022 KTM RC 390 Video Review