We’re excited about all the new bikes being unveiled at EICMA, of course, but the KTM RC390 is one we’re especially excited about. Serving as the base platform for a spec racing series next year, the road-going version of the RC390 should be an incredibly fun motorcycle to flog through some corners, just like its big brother, the RC8.
Powered by a 373cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke thumper, power output is expected to be around 43 hp, which means about 38 or so to the rear wheel. While these numbers are by no means earth-shattering, KTM’s motto, “Ready to Race” is still apparent throughout the RC390. In traditional KTM style, the 390 uses a steel trellis frame, and is kitted with WP suspension, sporty geometry numbers, and Brembo brakes. KTM claims a dry weight of 324 pounds. Combine these ingredients and you have a legitimate sportbike we can’t wait to thrash around the canyons and our local racetracks.
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