news, auto news, 2022 ktm rc 390, new generation ktm rc 390, ktm rc 390, ktm india, ktm bikes, carandbike
Bookings are now open for the 2022 KTM RC 390 across the brand’s dealerships

The new-generation KTM RC 390 has been finally launched in India priced at ₹ 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new offering replaces the outgoing version that has been on sale since 2014 and it is a whole ₹ 37,000 more expensive in comparison. For the substantial extra that you pay, the 2022 KTM RC 390 gets massive upgrades with the new bodywork, more electronics and improved power delivery on offer. Bookings are now open for the new-generation RC 390 at KTM dealerships across the country.

news, auto news, 2022 ktm rc 390, new generation ktm rc 390, ktm rc 390, ktm india, ktm bikes, carandbike

The 2022 KTM RC 390 gets Grand Prix-inspired bodywork, which is larger than before for better road presence & optimised aerodynamics

Speaking on the launch, Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto, said, “The fully-faired KTM RC motorcycles have a significant and growing contribution to the KTM portfolio. With this slew of upgrades, the next-gen KTM RC 390 is set to extend its lead in the premium performance motorcycle segment, bringing real racetrack-inspired DNA to the streets. The 2022 KTM RC 390 is equipped with class-leading electronics for racing enthusiasts to achieve better lap times. KTM Pro-XP, which currently has curated pro-experience programs for the KTM’s Street and Adventure range, will soon see the addition of an exclusive multi-city KTM RC track racing property as well. This multi-city track property will give KTM owners a platform to race and experience the true potential of the KTM RC 390 on racetracks across India.”

news, auto news, 2022 ktm rc 390, new generation ktm rc 390, ktm rc 390, ktm india, ktm bikes, carandbike

The 2022 KTM RC 390 will use the same engine but with added refinement and higher torque output with a 40% larger airbox

The 2022 KTM RC 390 gets all-new bodywork with its new Grand Prix-inspired styling. The bike now gets the new LED headlamp cluster with a wider and larger windscreen for better protection. A new two-part cockpit and windscreen holder features a cast aluminium upper area and a lower composite part to secure the headlight. The bike also gets a larger 13.7-litre fuel tank for an improved range. The redesign brings optimised aerodynamics for better performance at high speeds, while the new fairing gets enhanced heat management provided by a combination of inner and outer body panels that direct the airflow away from the rider’s legs. The bike’s rear bodywork has been substantially reduced for a more aggressive profile with an exposed redesigned steel trellis subframe. The bike is available with a two-step adjustable handlebar and two colour options – KTM Factory racing blue and KTM Orange.

KTM says the new-gen KTM RC 390 gets improved ergonomics that will make it more comfortable over long rides. It’s also been developed for better movement, being as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area. The new RC 390 has also shed weight over its predecessor with a new bionic wheel design, hollow front axle and new ByBre braking system to help shave off about 960 gm. The frame has also helped shed weight by 1.5 kg while the bike uses an aluminium muffler. Overall, the new RC is lighter by 3.4 kg. The kerb weight stands at 172 kg.

news, auto news, 2022 ktm rc 390, new generation ktm rc 390, ktm rc 390, ktm india, ktm bikes, carandbike

The 2022 KTM RC 390 is lighter by 3.4 kg over its predecessor thanks to a lighter chassis, fairing and other weight savings. The kerb weight measures 172 kg

The 2022 KTM RC 390 is loaded on electronics and packs Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Quickshifter+, Lean-Angle Sensitive Cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, an anti-hopping slipper clutch, and a TFT display. Power comes from the familiar 373 cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that develops 43 bhp and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Torque output is higher by 2 mm and comes courtesy of the new, 40 per cent bigger airbox. The engine has been remapped as well, as a result.

Other mechanical parts include WP Apex USD front forks and an adjustable WP-sourced monoshock at the rear. Braking performance comes from 320 mm front and 280 mm rear discs from ByBre with dual-channel ABS. The 2022 RC 390 will also come with the KTM MY RIDE navigation app, which brings major information on the TFT screen.

Highlights

  1. The new-gen KTM RC 390 is about Rs. 37,000 more expensive
  2. Upgrades are substantial with all-new bodywork, higher torque output
  3. The new RC 390 promises to be more flexible with better riding ergonomics

TECH NEWS RELATED

Study Predicts Both Ford And GM Will Overtake Tesla By 2025

2022 "Car Wars" report forecasts Ford and GM each will have roughly 15% EV market share while Tesla will plummet from 70% to 11%.

View more: Study Predicts Both Ford And GM Will Overtake Tesla By 2025

Gary Anderson on Williams’ Red Bull/Ferrari ‘blend’

Williams has introduced a massive upgrade package at Silverstone on Alex Albon’s car that is visually very different. You could almost call it a B-spec. I would say it’s a blend of how Red Bull and Ferrari have gone about their packaging, but there’s still some carryover of the ...

View more: Gary Anderson on Williams’ Red Bull/Ferrari ‘blend’

Ford Fiesta ST vs Hyundai i20 N vs MINI Cooper S: which should you buy?

Which of these three small hot hatchbacks is best for fun, practicality and driving every day?

View more: Ford Fiesta ST vs Hyundai i20 N vs MINI Cooper S: which should you buy?

Should You Buy the 2022 Nissan Frontier or 2022 Ford Maverick?

Today, finding the proper pickup truck for your specific needs can feel like an impossible task. There are so many options out there, that you may be wondering which is right for you. If you do not need a full-size truck, there are likely two models that you may be ...

View more: Should You Buy the 2022 Nissan Frontier or 2022 Ford Maverick?

Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E a Muscle Car?

The Ford Mustang is one of the most well-known muscle cars of all time, and Ford is making it electric with the Mustang Mach-E. That being said, a name is just a name, and many Mustang fans have continued to wonder if the Mustang Mach-E can really be considered a ...

View more: Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E a Muscle Car?

Hyundai to Discontinue the Veloster N, Other Models

Hyundai recently published a guide for their 2023 lineup, noting the discontinuation of four models– including the Veloster N hatchback. On top of that, Hyundai has also announced the discontinuation of the Accent sedan, and the IONIQ HEV and PHEV hatchbacks. Each one of these models is being given ...

View more: Hyundai to Discontinue the Veloster N, Other Models

Honda ADV160 Scooter Update Officially Unveiled In Indonesia

Small displacement boost, updated styling, and more storage space are just the beginning.

View more: Honda ADV160 Scooter Update Officially Unveiled In Indonesia

Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’

Ducati appears to have made quick progress on its electric motorcycle development, especially considering that the program was first unveiled last October. That’s when Ducati announced that it would become the sole supplier of racing electric motorcycles for the FIM MotoE racing series, replacing the current supplier Energica. At ...

View more: Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’

Tesla offers free Supercharging to encourage off-peak charging during travels for holidays

How MPGe Works For Electric Cars

Digimon Survive Gameplay Trailer Showcases Battling, Exploration, and More

Riding shotgun: Goodwood hillclimb in the AMG GT Track Series

Which Used SUVs Under $30,000 Have the Best Fuel Economy?

Custom BMW 3 Series E21 Art Car Has Gargantuan Wing And V8 Engine

2022 F1 British Grand Prix preview

VW's MQB platform is 10 years old

Is the Austin 7 the most important car ever made? | Axon’s Automotive Anorak

1958 Maserati 450S Is A Stunning Racer by Fantuzzi

Tecno Spark 8P Budget Smartphone With 50MP Triple Camera Setup Confirmed to Launch in India

‘I hate doing it’ – but da Costa will help Vergne’s title bid

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News