- Features an updated design
- Gets a bolted sub-frame
- Launch details unavailable yet
A test mule of the 2021 KTM RC390 was recently spotted in India, and it gave a brief look at the design of the upcoming motorcycle. The test mule was partially covered in camouflage stickers, although various styling details were clearly visible. The updated model will feature a revised front fascia that includes an all-new design for the headlight. The 2021 model will drop the projector-style setup for an LED unit. It will also feature new turn indicators at the front. The fairing, too, will feature a styling revision for a refreshed look.
The changes to the chassis include the addition of a bolted sub-frame instead of a welded unit on the outgoing model. The saddle design, too, has been revised, although the pillion seat on the outgoing version looked much cleaner than that on the 2021 model. The pillion grabrail has been revised and the 2021 model gets split-style units. Other changes include a new style for the alloy wheels and a noticeably redesigned exhaust cannister.
The outgoing version already complies with the BS6 emission norms, and thus we do not expect to see major changes to the mechanical specifications. We could, however, see more features on the 2021 model. The latest iteration of the 390 Duke benefits from a quick-shifter and we would most likely see the feature on the 2021 RC390. The motorcycle should also get the updated instrument cluster from the 390 Duke and the 390 Adventure.
The launch details are unavailable yet, although we could see the updated range in the Indian market in the coming months.