The updated KTM RC 390 will refresh its rivalry with Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and TVS Apache RR 310
If the current KTM RC 390 doesn’t appeal you, then the upcoming updated version will surely. Many hoped to see a Duke-like change but got disappointed. However, the Austrian bike manufacturer is readying a refreshed model that will certainly soothe your mind. Yes, the 2020 KTM RC 390 is being tested in Europe and the test mule has been already spied.
The current KTM Duke 390 came with a host of updates including new design, features, and technology as well. But, its faired sibling received only ride-by-wire throttle and a belly pan. Put that sad look aside and be happy. The 2020 KTM RC 390 will come with a completely revised design. It will feature an all-new LED headlamp, a full-colour TFT display, just like the outgoing KTM 390 Duke. There will be a clear visor ahead of the instrument cluster.
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The new KTM RC 390 comes with a bigger fuel tank, larger and shaper fairings. The updated KTM RC 390 will offer more comfort for the taller riders alongside the improved wind protection. The trellis frame has been updated as well to give it a more rigid appearance.
The new RC 390 will come with an updated WP suspension ensuring better riding comfort. There will be new brakes and more importantly, the bike will get a more powerful engine. This will get a BS-VI emission compliant engine. Expect a refined gearbox ensuring linear power delivery. Also, it would offer improved mileage. The bike could hit Indian shores sometime in late 2020.
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The 2020 KTM RC 390 will revise its competition with models like Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and TVS Apache RR 310. The bike will be sold here after local production, like the outgoing RC 390. No wonder, this is going to boost the sales of the 390 series models in the country market. Expect the new KTM RC 390 price to be significantly higher than the current model.