After much anticipation, KTM India finally launched the 2022 RC 390 here. It’s received a significant cosmetic and mechanical overhaul for the latest iteration. Naturally, the new model also costs a lot more than before. At Rs 3,13,922 (ex-showroom Delhi), the RC 390 also has quite a few rivals in the market. Let’s have a look at all the options.
BMW G 310 GS
The first and foremost option that you could go for instead of the 2022 KTM RC 390 is the BMW G 310 GS. It’s priced at Rs 3,05,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Bavarian ADV has been around for a while and has evolved through its multiple iterations. The current model is powered by a 313cc single-cylinder motor that makes 33.52bhp and 28Nm. Moreover, the G 310 GS is a completely different offering compared to the Austrian supersport. Its upright seating ergonomics, paired with the tall and trusty built, make it a good tourer and an off-roader. Check out our review of the BMW G 310 GS here.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Next up, we have the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, priced at Rs 3,05,624 (ex-showroom Delhi). It’s powered by a 648cc, air and oil-cooled parallel-twin motor that dishes out 47bhp and 52Nm. While it isn’t a supersport like the RC, the Continental GT 650 has a fairly closed stance. Its clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs and overall forward-leaning riding position give it a retro-racer-like feel. The RE 650 has abundant torque present from low-down the rev range that lets you accelerate at low speeds in a higher gear without any hesitation. Not to mention, it also looks pretty admirable.
KTM 390 Adventure
One from the KTM brethren, the 390 Adventure is another option you could consider for a similar price. It retails at Rs 3,28,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) and was recently updated with new features. The KTM 390 Adventure packs the same motor as its sibling – a 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor belting out 42.3bhp and 37Nm. Not just that, the Austrian ADV is also equipped with traction control, riding modes, a quickshifter and Bluetooth connectivity.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
Another supersport that’s available for a similar price is the Kawasaki Ninja 300. It costs Rs 3,37,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) and has been around for a while now. The Kwacker draws power from a 296cc parallel-twin motor and develops 38.88 bhp and 26.1 Nm. It gets a halogen headlight and LED taillight, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and dual-channel ABS.
TVS Apache RR 310
Last but not least, the TVS Apache RR 310 costs notably less than the KTM RC 390, but it’s proven to be the arch-rival. It’s priced at Rs 2,59,990 (ex-showroom Delhi) and offers a host of goodies. From adjustable suspension to smartphone connectivity, the TVS Apache RR 310 is one of the most feature-loaded bikes in the segment.