KTM has discontinued the current RC 390 version of its motorcycle in India and will release the next-gen KTM 390 very soon. The dealerships have even halted any further bookings of the current-gen model and have been working to clear out the stocks. KTM India has even removed the current KTM RC 90 version from the website, which clearly hints at the launch of the next-gen KTM RC 390 in the coming days.
The KTM RC 390 made its debut in 2013 at the EICMA international motorcycle show. Launched in 2014, it is the most aggressive and powerful motorcycle of its kind in its segment.
Over the years, the enthusiasts have loved this motorcycle and the updates that it has received. The motorcycle has got numerous updates like various graphics and colour options along with mechanical updates like the updated engine with slipper clutch, a side-slung exhaust system instead of the underbelly exhaust, etc.
KTM India has been working on the release of the next-gen RC 390 for quite a while now. KTM RC 390 looks to be ready to hit the Indian markets as it was spotted having test runs in Europe. The company understood that the overall design of the motorcycle has grown old, and needs an update to retain its demand and popularity. Thus, it planned to release its next version in India.
The next-gen KTM RC 390 differs from the current model in terms of design and styling and features a slightly less aggressive side fairing. The model is inspired by its predecessor KTM RC8 superbike. At the front, the current-gen 390 Duke’s LED unit replaces the twin projector lamps while the company has completely redesigned the rear part.
The next-gen RC 390’s main highlight will be its ergonomics and the riding position. The motorcycle has had an aggressive riding posture since its debut in 2014, which made it completely ideal for the racetracks, But the company has now decided to change that. The company has made the next-gen RC 390 completely comfortable and has solved the problem of getting any sorts of ache in the rider’s body when used for a long period on a daily basis. As per reports and spy pictures, the model will come with a more relaxed riding posture.
The upcoming motorcycle will have an updated version of the 373cc engine of its predecessor. Its liquid-cooled, 373cc, single-cylinder engine has a maximum power of 42.9bhp and a peak torque of 36Nm in the outgoing model. The rider can however retune it to make the engine more powerful. The new-gen model will come with a modern full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity which will replace the age-old orange backlit LCD instrumentation.
KTM India hasn’t yet declared the exact date of release of the new-gen KTM RC 390, but there is a lot of excitement among the enthusiasts whether the upcoming model will be able to match the performance and handling of the older model.
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