The Austria-based bikemaker, KTM first introduced its highly popular Duke range in the global market in 2012. The RC 200 and RC 390 also jumped on the bandwagon in 2013. The RC supersport bikes hit the Indian shores in 2014. Now, the KTM RC series has completed three successful years in India. The company is now gearing up to bring in the 2018 model year of the RC 390. The 2018 KTM RC 390 might witness subtle design and feature updates. Read – KTM 390 Duke Wins IMOTY 2018
A prototype of the 2018 KTM RC390 was recently snapped in the country. The spy pictures reveal that the updated model will share strong resemblance with the current model. In fact, it will continue to carry same body graphics and paint scheme. Read: 2018 KTM RC 250 Spied For The First Time
2018 KTM RC390 Spy Pictures
2018 KTM RC 390 India Launch Date
KTM will soon give a minor update to the RC390 supersport motorcycle. There is no official word from the company yet, but it is likely to hit showrooms in coming months. We will update the official launch date and details once the company announces it. Read – TVS Apache RR 310 Vs KTM RC 390
2018 KTM RC 390 Price in India
Save for the minor styling updates, the 2018 model year of the RC 390 will retain the original silhouette and engine. Price of the 2018 KTM RC30 will be less or more similar to the current model. The 2017 model year of the bike is available at Rs 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read: New KTM 200 Duke – Price & Pictures
2018 KTM RC 390 Specifications
No mechanical changes will be made to the bike. The 2018 RC 390 will continue to derive its power from the same 373.2cc single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine that does duty to the existing model. This BS-IV compliant motor churns out a peak power of 44bhp at 9,000rpm against 36Nm of torque. Read: New KTM 390 Duke – All You Need to Know
2018 KTM RC 390 Mileage
Since the new model will continue to use the same powertrain, it will be as fuel efficient as the current RC 390. Packed with a 373.2cc engine, the bike returns a mileage around 35kmpl. Check Out – New KTM 750 Duke Pictures
2018 KTM RC 390 Design
Visually, the 2018 RC390 will look exactly similar to the current model. Painted in Black and Orange shade, the bike will continue to feature the side fairing with bolder RC 390 bagde, under seat panel with orange finish, wider rear view mirrors and a side mounted exhaust. Though, the updated model might ditch the existing Metzeler M5s tyres for new units. The list of feature will be carried over from the 2018 model year. It will come equipped with adjustable and clutch levers (segment-first), CAN-BUS system and digital instrument console with rear time efficiency.
2018 KTM RC 390 Suspension & Braking System
Suspension duties on the 2018 KTM RC390 will continue to be performed by WP upside-down 43mm upfront and WP monoshock rear units. Sitting on the steel trellis frame, the bike sources its braking power from 320mm front disc and 230mm disc/drum rear brakes. The supersport bike will also continue to feature switchable anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Spy Image Courtesy – Motoroids