After a long wait, the 2022 KTM RC 390 entered the Indian shores a few days back. Looking at the long list of updates it gets, we were waiting to get our hands on the motorcycle to examine how the updates have changed its overall riding experience. Fortunately, we were able to do that recently as KTM invited us to ride the 2022 RC 390 around Bajaj’s testing track in Chakan. The first ride video and website review of the motorcycle will go live tomorrow, 9 June, at 10AM.
The new RC 390 packs in a lot of goodies which make it a great track tool on paper. For instance, the handlebar can be lowered by 10mm for a more track-oriented riding posture. Then there’s a traction control system for preventing the rear wheel spin under aggressive acceleration, making it suitable for beginners. Making it further track-focused is a bi-directional quick shifter and rebound and preload-adjustable rear monoshock! So, how did it all fare on the track? Stay tuned to our website and YouTube channel to get a detailed answer.
Powering the 2022 RC 390 is a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 42.9bhp and 37Nm. This mill gets a 40 per cent larger airbox and a revised mapping. It is underpinned by a new split-type trellis frame which is suspended by WP Apex inverted forks and a monoshock, both with longer travel than before. While the disc brakes are of the same diameter, they are lighter, re-designed units. As for the features, the motorcycle now gets a full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity, cornering ABS with two modes, and a larger 13.7-litre fuel tank.