- New KTM RC 390 spotted testing
- Gets a new bodywork and more features
- India launch could happen in the second half of 2021
The next-generation model of KTM’s flagship fully-faired motorcycle, the RC 390, was spotted undergoing test runs once again. The motorcycle, along with its smaller siblings, has been spied a few times before, revealing several details about the updates it will receive.
The most prominent change has been executed in its styling which isn’t as aggressive as the existing model. It gets a bulkier-looking front fascia, housing an LED headlamp which is flanked by LED turn indicators. The fairing has also been redesigned and so has been the fuel tank which is claimed to have more capacity for a longer riding range.
Similar to the design, the ergonomics will also be more relaxed now, which is quite evident by the riding stance of the test riders in the spy shots. With more upright ergonomics, the next-gen RC range will be more versatile as it will be suitable for long rides as well. The RC 390 also seems to be equipped with a TFT dash similar to the 390 Adventure, as opposed to the existing model’s LCD screen that looks dated now. Furthermore, the 373cc engine will continue to produce 42.9bhp and 35Nm but it is likely to be tuned to deliver power more linearly.
The next-gen KTM RC 390 could be unveiled in the second half of 2021. And looking at the updates it has received, it will certainly be much more expensive than the existing iteration which costs Rs 2.61 lakh (ex-showroom).