KTM has launched the updated KTM RC390 in India. While modifications to the new version are solely mechanical, improvements have been made as regards its styling.
The updated KTM RC390 uses the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine as the previous model, developing 42.9bhp and 3.57kgm of torque mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Further, to improve smoothness, minor changes have been made to the engine and gearbox. The main highlight of the upgrade to the KTM RC390 is the introduction of a slipper clutch, which makes it easier to ride when shifting gears aggressively. Another important feature is that the headlight of the bike gets activated when it is switched on. There is no separate switch for the headlight.
Internationally, the updated RC390 has additional features such as an all-new exhaust system – a new stainless steel underfloor pre-silencer which meets a cylindrical aluminium absorption silencer, adhering to Euro 4 emission norms. However, this add-on is not available for the Indian model as it would result in an increase in costs. Also, the 320mm larger disc brake at the front is not available for the 2-16 KTM RC390 launched in India.
The updated RC390 for India is priced at Rs 2.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).