KTM RC 390

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has showcased a new livery to its popular motorcycle model RC 390 at the ongoing INTERMOT show in Germany.

The new livery covers black body shade with white decals. At the centre of fairing and towards the tail end, the RC 390 stickers have been placed. There are no other changes on the display bike.

The new livery has been incorporated to the euro-spec 2016 version of the RC 390. The Euro-spec model gets aluminium silencer to comply with the Euro 4 standard. The 2016 version in India carries the underbelly exhaust. New RC 390 for Europe also boasts of slipper clutch and ride-by-wire technology in addition to the disconnectable ABS system that will help the promising rider to hone his/her race riding skills. The India-spec model also misses out on the ride-by-wire system.

The 2016 RC 390 carries over the same 373.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that generates 43.4bhp at 9,500rpm and 35Nm torque at 7,250rpm, mated to six-speed transmission.

The company is also working on an all new RC 390, which is expected by the end of 2017, as reported by Overdrive. This version will include ride-by-wire tech as standard on all the versions sold around the world. It will flaunt LED headlamps, full-colour instrument cluster, Bluetooth smartphone integration and maps sync, and dual-function forks. Debut of all new RC390 is expected at EICMA show.