Next-Gen KTM RC 390 Spotted Testing Again: The much-hyped 2021 model of KTM RC 390 has been spotted testing once again in a new set of spy photos. As per the latest details available, Bajaj Auto is going to launch the next-gen RC 390 in India by the mid of 2021.
Going by the design, the next-gen RC 390 features an all-new front fascia, side fairing and most importantly, the frame under its body. The sportbike now features the same mainframe as the KTM 390 Duke, covered partially under the new fairing and finished in a dark grey shade. The subframe of the 2021 model of the RC 390 seems to be slightly different in comparison to the 390 Duke.
The tyres, suspension, and exhaust look more or less similar to the current-gen model of the RC 390, further getting orange alloy wheels. The front end of the next-gen KTM RC 390 features a completely transparent bubble visor, showing the illuminated headlight under the same frame and wider-than-ever presence with extended fins on both sides.
As expected, KTM will replace the aging instrument console of the RC 390 with the modern TFT unit from the 390 Duke. There are thin chances of modification to that console as it is already feature-loaded and comes with smartphone connectivity, automatic brightness adjustment, and it displays a lot of useful information.
The current-gen model of the KTM RC 390 is good for 44HP of maximum power and 36Nm of peak torque. The next-gen model will come equipped with an updated engine and the torque figure may get a bump in performance as Duke 390 is good for 37Nm of torque.
In terms of pricing, the current ex-showroom price tag of the KTM RC 390 stands at INR 2.61 lakh, which is lower than Duke 390’s price tag of INR 2.71 lakh. With all the additions and updates, the new model of the RC 390 is expected to get a price tag of around INR 2.75 lakh (ex-showroom).