KTM has teased all of us with its RC range of motorcycles for a while now. They launched the RC125 for European countries a few days ago. The Austrian manufacturer was rumoured to have a meeting with its dealers in India and now is expected to launch its RC390 in India on the 9th of September, 2014.
There were rumours of KTM dealers accepting booking of RC390 earlier, however, it isn't true and the manufacturer will commence booking post the launch of its motorcycle on 9th September. The Austrian manufacturer will launch its RC200 in the following months post its RC390 launch.
The RC390 will sport a 373.3cc liquid cooled single cylinder engine. It will produce 42.9 horsepower, along with a peak torque output of 35 Nm. The power packed engine will be paired to a slick 6-speed gearbox. KTM will offer the RC390 with ABS as standard feature and tyres from Germany's Metzeler.
The motorcycle will share several parts and components with the Duke 390. The engine, suspension, instrument console and tyres are the same. However, the RC390 with sport a full fairing, aggressive riding posture as well as a revised chassis geometry.
The motorcycle segment is heating up and there are several new and interesting products coming soon. The RC390 by KTM will compete with soon to launch products from Honda and Yamaha, in the form of CBR300R and R25 respectively. Current competition could come from the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
We expect the RC390 to be priced roughly at INR 2,00,000 ex-showroom. KTM is known for pricing its products aggressively and would get the pricing with its RC range spot on. We can't wait for the motorcycle to launch and will provide you with more details as available.
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