Ahead of the launch of the KTM RC 390 2022, the price of the motorcycle was listened to on the official website of KTM India.
KTM enthusiasts were eagerly waiting for the company to launch the 2022 RC 390 in India and we ourselves were anticipating its launch. While there is no word yet on when the bike will launch, pricing has been leaked. If the KTM India website is to be believed, the 2022 KTM RC 390 will have a starting price of Rs 2,77,635 (ex-showroom). This price is very similar to the outgoing model which is going to be appreciated by many.
The 2022 iteration of the RC 390 will be a generation change and will come with a new look. In the front, the dual projector lamps have been replaced by a single LED unit and a larger windscreen. The fairing is sharper and the graphics have also been redone. Needless to say, it will be very easy to tell the difference between the old and the new RC 390. At 13.7 litres, the fuel tank is larger and there is also a passenger seat. The finish of the seats is also different and looks like Alcantara. While the 17-inch alloy wheels are the same size, this time around they get a new 5-spoke design. The RC 390 will be available in two color options – Electronic Orange and Factory Racing Blue.
|Engine||373.27cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, FI|
|Able||42.9 hp at 9000 rpm|
|Couple||37Nm at 7000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed with slipper clutch and assist|
The KTM RC 390 2022 also benefits from numerous improvements in terms of technology. Gone is the basic-looking digital instrument cluster, you now get a color TFT display much like the Adventure 390. It will also offer smartphone pairing via Bluetooth. You still get 37mm WP Apex inverted forks up front and a monoshock in the rear. There’s a single 320mm disc up front and a 220mm disc out back. In addition to dual-channel ABS, you also get cornering ABS for added safety.
As far as the engine and gearbox are concerned, there are no major changes but this is not essentially a problem. The 373.27cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine still produces 42.9hp and 37Nm, which is better than any other bike in its class. The 6-speed gearbox comes with a slipper and assist clutch and this time around KTM has also introduced a quick shifter for clutchless gear changes. There is an option to disable rear ABS and a traction control system.