KTM has launched, what is by far, the hottest looking fully faired motorcycle in the sub 500cc category. It is a striking design compared to the conservative Japanese styling. The Austrian company officially unveiled the KTM RC 390 at the world press launch at Italy’s Modena Autodrome.

KTM-RC390-Official (2)Here are some images and the tech specs of the brand new KTM RC 390. I will post more updates once the UAE dealer makes an official statement. As of now, there is no news about this motorcycle coming to the UAE or regarding its pricing in this market. This could be an ideal beginner level track machine for those who are considering getting a learner track machine this season.

The specs look pretty impressive notably its low weight and relatively high power output for this class. Its single cylinder engine puts out 43bhp and it weighs a paltry 147 kilograms.

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Engine

Design: 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled

Displacement: 373.2cm³

Bore: 89mm

Stroke: 60mm

Power: 43bhp

Starting aid: Electric starter

Transmission: 6 speed, claw shifted

Engine lubrication: Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps

Primary gear ratio: 30:80

Secondary gear ratio: 15:45

Cooling system: Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump

Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated

Ignition system: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

Chassis

Frame: Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated

Fork: WP Suspension Up Side Down

Shock absorber: WP Monoshock

Suspension travel front: 125mm

Suspension travel rear: 150mm

Brake system Front: Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper

Brake system Rear: Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs

Brake discs – diameter Front: 300mm

Brake discs – diameter Rear: 230mm

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring

Steering head angle: 66.5°

Wheel base: 1,340±15mm

Ground clearance (unloaded): 178.5mm

Seat height (unloaded): 820mm

Total fuel tank capacity approx.: 10 litres

Dry weight: 147kg

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