Reviews of KTM RC 390

Overall rating:

4.8
805 ratings 234 reviews
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  •  4  111
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KTM RC 390 Reviews

KTM RC 390

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

₹ 2,52,660

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 5

    Maintenance cost

  • 5

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  •  5Lightning spirit 11 months ago by Mohit Kumar
    It is just awesome, only on a little bit throttle it is just an lightning spirit and 15 or 10 litres mileage for a 390cc bike is not at all bad. Now designs it has a powerful engine besides that it has also an eye catching appearance if it rc390 is coming from behind yo...
    It is just awesome, only on a little bit throttle it is just an lightning spirit and 15 or 10 litres mileage for a 390cc bike is not at all bad. Now designs it has a powerful engine besides that it has also an eye catching appearance if it rc390 is coming from behind you can feel the sound and by that you can make out which bike is that. Now service and maintenance any bike if you will take it into higher rpm it will give some expenditures to you,but if you will drive calmly you don't have to give a lot of money only you have to pay for engine oils,break oils,coolant,etc. Now pros and cons, it is an enthusiastic bike, on revving it you might have some danger because it is a light weight bike besides that it has a powerful engine so it goes 90-100 in very low time. It rides like a boss you don't have to fear if by chance you got into drag with someone indirectly, you just have to drive it and the remaining things the bike can do itself. The showrooms ones are very friendly persons they tell you about all the schemes that the bike is offering to you. It will financial can adjust to your choice if you are pickup lover and you have adjustable price rates.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Ownership review of 2016 rc390 2 years ago by Abhishek Das
    Ownership review of ktm rc390 (2016) - First i used to own a r15 v2, then after seeing rc390 it gave me the willingness to upgrade. So i purchased ktm rc390 in the year 2016, when ktm launched the rc390 equipped with slipper clutch and aho. It has been 2 years since i h...
    Ownership review of ktm rc390 (2016) - First i used to own a r15 v2, then after seeing rc390 it gave me the willingness to upgrade. So i purchased ktm rc390 in the year 2016, when ktm launched the rc390 equipped with slipper clutch and aho. It has been 2 years since i have owned it. And have not ridden it much but still have successfully cloaked 16k kms on it. Oftently i use it for sunday rides, few cornering sessions and mostly college travelling. So all this time my rc hasn't given me a single issue till yet. This is one of a kind motorcycle that offers so many things at low price. The power, grunt, stability, what not except for the comfort which you shouldn't be expecting from a track weapon. Its such a motorcycle that it can keep up with superbikes on a ride.Now moving on to service part, it didn't give me much trouble. At free service the bill amount used to be around 2000rs and at paid service it was around 3000rs. I avoided chain clean and lube because i like to do all that stuff by myself. But still its cheaper to maintain, thanks to bajaj for all this. In last service, rather than opting for motul 7100 10w50 fs oil which is usually used by ktm, i opted for shell advance fs 15w50 oil. And before switching oils i did flush my engine with 3m engine flush to get optimum performance. And believe me i didn't ever imagine that a vibrating machine can get a lot smoother. The oil seemed to have magic, and i would definitely say it's far better than motul. I will definitely recommend to use shell engine oil. And i had to change the chain sprockets at 14k kms, this time i bought the rolon chain kit, which is cheaper than ktm oem chain sprocket set costing around 2.5k. And its working great, no issues till yet. I have also changed my tyre set which worn out at 12k kms, again chose the same metzeler m5 h rated tyres which costs around 13k for a complete set. And i have upgraded to the brembo brake pads which gives an amazing bite and feel while braking.I have heard people saying rubbish about ktm and spreading wrong message, but i think ktm is really a great machine to own.Even if i upgrade to a higher capacity motorcycle i wont sell my rc390. Its not a japanese and reliability of ktm is always a question mark, but as such i have not faced any issues, so my ktm which is an european machine, but trying to act like a japanese.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Everything  9 months ago by Ashish
    My opinion is that this bike price is good because in europe ktm bike are selling in double price than India. We are lucky that we are getting it very low price than europe. Every bike is good not only good big price bike. Ktm looks is good. Now new model is coming of k...
    My opinion is that this bike price is good because in europe ktm bike are selling in double price than India. We are lucky that we are getting it very low price than europe. Every bike is good not only good big price bike. Ktm looks is good. Now new model is coming of ktm rc 390 it’s look is not good . Please change the look of new ktm rc 390 .Thank you.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  • Style looks stunning and great aggressive. Led lights works fabulously. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox ride by wire makes throttle response very sharp. Fuel economy is not so good in city but good in highways. Sliipper clutch makes gear shifting super smoo...

    Style

    looks stunning and great aggressive. Led lights works fabulously.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    ride by wire makes throttle response very sharp. Fuel economy is not so good in city but good in highways. Sliipper clutch makes gear shifting super smooth and it feels great.

    Ride quality & handling

    ride quality is ok ok type and handling is very sharp because of short wheel base it is very easy to filter through city traffic.

    Final words

    great bike. Many of you must be thinking that ktm has a history of rim getting cracked, well it was a issue specifically with the 2013 variants and after that there was no report as such. The bike's instrumental cluster has a total of 34 different informations but it's display is too small most of the rider thus it gets difficult to read every data while riding. One can easily go 200 kms on one full tank so you will have to take quite more number of refuelling break compared to others. The adjustible clutch and brake lever are good for rider as they would be able to adjust according to their palm size. The bike is much much more smooth than it's previous year variants. Exaust note is also much better and not that screeching to ears.

    Areas of improvement

    only if ktm increases its fuel tank capacity and add on to a bit more mileage it would be great.

    Pros

    looks,fairing,better cushioning,great power

    cons

    seating position is too aggressive, small fuel tank, city mileage drops as compared to the highway.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

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  •  5Mileage testing  7 months ago by Msk
    This bike is awesome .When i first see this bike. It looks gorgeous. When i riding this bike i am crazy. Its performance is nice and power is fantastic. It comfortableness is medium. This bike service charge is high any other normal bikes because it is mighty super-bike...
    This bike is awesome .When i first see this bike. It looks gorgeous. When i riding this bike i am crazy. Its performance is nice and power is fantastic. It comfortableness is medium. This bike service charge is high any other normal bikes because it is mighty super-bike. This bike power is very aggressive and braking system is very awesome. So i like this bike.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  2I think its not the best choice for its price 1 year ago by Zawna Ralte
    First it look superb and it has a thriller power and sound.My riding experience was not too good,cause at long distance it creates back pain and handling was not too swift.Engine gain too much heat especially inside the cities,and had to stop for a while. The colour is ...
    First it look superb and it has a thriller power and sound.My riding experience was not too good,cause at long distance it creates back pain and handling was not too swift.Engine gain too much heat especially inside the cities,and had to stop for a while. The colour is fantastic in white&orange.The power was also good but,it need too much petrol (1 res of the bike cost like 4 rupees)and at the start the power was powerful but at long range it cannot attain the same power like yamaha r3. So at long distance range it doesn't fit for race.The design was not neat as it looks like buffalo. Servicing and maintenance is much costlier than yamaha, kawasaki, etc excluding cbr. It has a bad wiring system,it need to be changed so often.Every 3-4 months it need to change some part so often.Products are rare and had to be wait for like 2-3 months.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 4

      Performance

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      34 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Awesome 1 year ago by Rwngsar Mushahary
    Everything is just awesome but you'll find heating problem. Servicing and maintenance are quite good. It's aerodynamic design is loved by every riders. It's top notch performance which you'd love it for sure. Best value for money. Love this bike than any other in this p...
    Everything is just awesome but you'll find heating problem. Servicing and maintenance are quite good. It's aerodynamic design is loved by every riders. It's top notch performance which you'd love it for sure. Best value for money. Love this bike than any other in this price segment. It is race inspired.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4No one says no to ktm rc390 7 months ago by Ronald
    The new rc390(bs4), is hell of a bike. Every biker wish is to ride its bike to the fullest, to enjoy every part of the bike. This bike will give you the taste of a sportsbike in low budget. If you have already owned this bike, you will know what i'm talking about. This ...
    The new rc390(bs4), is hell of a bike. Every biker wish is to ride its bike to the fullest, to enjoy every part of the bike. This bike will give you the taste of a sportsbike in low budget. If you have already owned this bike, you will know what i'm talking about. This bike is like a magnet, once you ride it you will not want to get your hands off the handle bar... And i bet you ,under any 390cc bikes no one will beat it(except it also depends on the rider). Plus you get dual channel abs which is very important for fast bikes. If you already owned a lower cc bike and wish to upgrade. I strongly recommend this bike. But for beginner riders it will be too harsh. Talking about its looks, i dont think i need to say much everyone loves it. And i'm abit displeased about its servicing, they take too much time plus its servicing cost is abit costlier than other bikes. And yea the only thing this bike lacks is its single cylinder, due to this the bike gets heat up soon in traffics. But what could we expect in a bike under 3lakh ... Still i love my bike.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Ktm 2 years ago by Satya Ranjan Dhal
    I like this bike and amazing bike, sporty, gorgeous, comfortDefinitely every racing bike and stylish bike rider 1 prefer this bike. Mileage is good, design is awesome, sexiest bike in all bike comparison. My bike is my girlfriend. Guys you choose this bike and enjoy you...

    I like this bike and amazing bike, sporty, gorgeous, comfort

    Definitely every racing bike and stylish bike rider 1 prefer this bike. Mileage is good, design is awesome, sexiest bike in all bike comparison. My bike is my girlfriend. Guys you choose this bike and enjoy your life as a stylish, racer, sexiest look.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Ktm my choice 1 year ago by Tameemkhan
    I like this bike very much,so fast,as it is sports bike ,i give it more ratings stars. This is the cool bike, i rides ever best pick up, lesser mileage, cool sporty look, high speed, best company(ktm) as well as cool balancing, agility it's cool bike i like it's headlig...
    I like this bike very much,so fast,as it is sports bike ,i give it more ratings stars. This is the cool bike, i rides ever best pick up, lesser mileage, cool sporty look, high speed, best company(ktm) as well as cool balancing, agility it's cool bike i like it's headlight, indicators, it's engine is very powerful.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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KTM RC 390 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Best in segment performance
    • Brakes are excellent
    • Very good handling
  • Could be Better

    • Hard and uncomfortable seat
    • Commited riding stance
    • Heating issue in traffic

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