KTM has launched the 2017 RC390 in the Indian market. Featuring a slew of technological and cosmetic updates, the new RC390 has been priced at Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Rs 12,000 more expensive than its predecessor. We list the top 5 updates for the 2017 RC390 which make it worth the extra money.
The RC390 was launched globally with a ride-by-wire throttle in 2016, though KTM decided against launching it here back then to prevent costs from spiralling. Now though, the 2017 RC390 has been equipped with this technology, which is said to improve the throttle response and efficiency. While ride-by-wire also allows manufacturers to set up rider modes, KTM has refrained from doing so for the RC390.
The new KTM RC390 is now offered with adjustable brake and clutch levers. This improves the ergonomics of the motorcycles by allowing riders to adjusting the reach of these levers to suit their comfort.
BS IV-compliant exhaust
The new RC390 has ditched its underbelly exhaust in the favour of a side-mounted canister. This exhaust not only improves the emission figures of the RC390, but also complements the sporty looks of the motorcycle.
Larger disc brake
The new RC390 gets a 320mm disc brake up front, which is 20mm larger in diameter than the previous model. This has boosted the stopping power of the motorcycle, improving the safety aspect as well as allowing riders to brake later for corner entry.
A fairing gives you lot more scope to play with the livery and highlight a motorcycle's sporty character, and that's exactly what KTM has done. The new RC390 gets a new livery featuring the Austrian manufacturer's factory colours – black, orange and white. This livery accentuates the sporty lines of the motorcycle and gives it a fresh look.