RACE INSPIRED

KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 2020

A sports bike in its purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Agile, fast, and extremely sporty. Whether you are on country roads or the racetrack, the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey a pure race feeling. The handling – simply spectacular. The performance – incredible. The power – thrilling.
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A sports bike in its purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Agile, fast, and extremely sporty. Whether you are on country roads or the racetrack, the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey a pure race feeling. The handling – simply spectacular. The performance – incredible. The power – thrilling.
  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

Phenomenal power
Phenomenal power

Engine

The KTM RC 390 engine not only delivers bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 32 kW (43.5 hp) it’s the sportiest option out there. Thanks to the ingenious intake design and the meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM RC 390 is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of a wrist.

Cylinder head

Exactly like they did in the RC8 R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM RC 390 are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity despite the engine’s high power output.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros. 

Ride-by-wire

It’s the guarantee of a smooth throttle response, more than simply the absence of a throttle cable. The KTM RC 390’s ride by wire ensures perfect delivery of the readily available and plentiful torque. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions, perfectly suited to the riding conditions, making this the perfect crossover bike for both track and road riding.

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With 32 kW (43.5 hp) and a dry weight of just 170 kg, we did it justice. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 46 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Injection

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM RC 390 to achieve impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

Race-inspired system
Race-inspired system

Exhaust

The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity. This helps keep the motorcycle centrally balanced and easy to maneuver in the tight and twisty urban streets.  

Phenomenal power
Phenomenal power

Engine

The KTM RC 390 engine not only delivers bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 32 kW (43.5 hp) it’s the sportiest option out there. Thanks to the ingenious intake design and the meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM RC 390 is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of a wrist.

Phenomenal power

Cylinder head

Exactly like they did in the RC8 R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM RC 390 are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity despite the engine’s high power output.

Slipper clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open the throttle. The former prevents rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with just one trigger-happy finger – saving you energy and offering greater control – just like the pros. 

Ride-by-wire

It’s the guarantee of a smooth throttle response, more than simply the absence of a throttle cable. The KTM RC 390’s ride by wire ensures perfect delivery of the readily available and plentiful torque. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions, perfectly suited to the riding conditions, making this the perfect crossover bike for both track and road riding.

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With 32 kW (43.5 hp) and a dry weight of just 170 kg, we did it justice. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 46 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Injection

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM RC 390 to achieve impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

Race-inspired system
Race-inspired system

Exhaust

The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity. This helps keep the motorcycle centrally balanced and easy to maneuver in the tight and twisty urban streets.  

Race-inspired system

02. Chassis

Triple clamps

The forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

Performance suspension

Telescopic fork

The KTM RC 390 features full race-spec, upside-down forks from WP Suspension. These forks have the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the KTM RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees the highest levels of stability and precision, no matter where you’re riding.

Race-spec wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the eye-catching 17 inch orange cast alloy wheels bring the whole bike together, with a 110 mm wide wheel at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the tyres will keep you glued to the road and are sure to impress with their outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Ultimate braking
Ultimate braking

Brakes

In cooperation with Brembo, KTM developed a high-tech braking system that works in perfect harmony with the state-of-the-art ABS, allowing riders to always be in full control of their KTM RC 390. With a four piston radially bolted caliper and a huge 320 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a single piston floating caliper and a 230 mm disc on the rear, the RC 390 delivers exceptional pro-level braking, no matter how hard you're riding.

Ergonomics meets style
Ergonomics meets style

Fuel tank

The KTM RC 390 features a sleek, steel fuel tank with a 9,5 liter capacity. The tank has been developed to perfectly match the supersport style of the KTM RC 390 with smooth rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the KTM RC 390 offers considerable range with this tank, even when riding in full sport mode all day long.  

Triple clamps

The forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

Performance suspension

Telescopic fork

The KTM RC 390 features full race-spec, upside-down forks from WP Suspension. These forks have the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the KTM RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees the highest levels of stability and precision, no matter where you’re riding.

Race-spec wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the eye-catching 17 inch orange cast alloy wheels bring the whole bike together, with a 110 mm wide wheel at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the tyres will keep you glued to the road and are sure to impress with their outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Ultimate braking
Ultimate braking

Brakes

In cooperation with Brembo, KTM developed a high-tech braking system that works in perfect harmony with the state-of-the-art ABS, allowing riders to always be in full control of their KTM RC 390. With a four piston radially bolted caliper and a huge 320 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a single piston floating caliper and a 230 mm disc on the rear, the RC 390 delivers exceptional pro-level braking, no matter how hard you're riding.

Ultimate braking
Ergonomics meets style
Ergonomics meets style

Fuel tank

The KTM RC 390 features a sleek, steel fuel tank with a 9,5 liter capacity. The tank has been developed to perfectly match the supersport style of the KTM RC 390 with smooth rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the KTM RC 390 offers considerable range with this tank, even when riding in full sport mode all day long.  

Ergonomics meets style

03. Ergonomics & Comfort

Racing profile bars
Racing profile bars

Handlebar

The clip-on bars and strategically positioned switches contribute greatly to the bike’s sporty and aggressive riding position, whilst also enhancing control for perfect lines through any corner.

Supersport ergonomics
Supersport ergonomics

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class, supersport ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion.  A seat height of 835 mm enables riders to have a secure position, whilst also being high enough for circuit-style riding. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the supersport look of the KTM RC 390, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Advanced aerodynamic protection.
Advanced aerodynamic protection.

Windshield

The advanced design of the KTM RC 390's windshield works with the aerodynamic optimization of the front end to ensure ultimate wind protection for riders who like to open it up on the open road. 

Race-ready footpegs
Race-ready footpegs

Footpegs

Crafted from high-grade, CNC-machined aircraft aluminum, these lightweight yet super-strong footpegs offer premium purchase for your feet when you need it most. The pegs are fully customizable with three positions available to accommodate for different rider shapes and riding styles.

Racing profile bars
Racing profile bars

Handlebar

The clip-on bars and strategically positioned switches contribute greatly to the bike’s sporty and aggressive riding position, whilst also enhancing control for perfect lines through any corner.

Racing profile bars
Supersport ergonomics
Supersport ergonomics

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class, supersport ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion.  A seat height of 835 mm enables riders to have a secure position, whilst also being high enough for circuit-style riding. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the supersport look of the KTM RC 390, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Supersport ergonomics
Advanced aerodynamic protection.
Advanced aerodynamic protection.

Windshield

The advanced design of the KTM RC 390's windshield works with the aerodynamic optimization of the front end to ensure ultimate wind protection for riders who like to open it up on the open road. 

Advanced aerodynamic protection.
Race-ready footpegs
Race-ready footpegs

Footpegs

Crafted from high-grade, CNC-machined aircraft aluminum, these lightweight yet super-strong footpegs offer premium purchase for your feet when you need it most. The pegs are fully customizable with three positions available to accommodate for different rider shapes and riding styles.

Race-ready footpegs

04. Bodywork & Graphics

Integrated blinkers

Integrated blinkers have been subtly incorporated into the mirror structure to ensure that the KTM RC 390 not only looks super-sporty, but also benefits from perfect aerodynamics for a faster, more efficient ride.

Thin tail

An aerodynamic thin tail that fits perfectly into the pure racing look, combined with the integrated number plate holder, rounds off this high performance KTM.

True supersport headlight
True supersport headlight

Headlight

The powerful twin headlight provides superb visibility in low-light or dark conditions and perfectly matches the modern, supersport race look of the KTM RC 390.

Advanced LCD display
Advanced LCD display

Instrument

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

Integrated blinkers

Integrated blinkers have been subtly incorporated into the mirror structure to ensure that the KTM RC 390 not only looks super-sporty, but also benefits from perfect aerodynamics for a faster, more efficient ride.

Thin tail

An aerodynamic thin tail that fits perfectly into the pure racing look, combined with the integrated number plate holder, rounds off this high performance KTM.

True supersport headlight
True supersport headlight

Headlight

The powerful twin headlight provides superb visibility in low-light or dark conditions and perfectly matches the modern, supersport race look of the KTM RC 390.

True supersport headlight
Advanced LCD display
Advanced LCD display

Instrument

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

Advanced LCD display

05. Software & Electronics

ABS

ABS is standard equipment on the KTM RC 390. Use it to your advantage to enhance safety or switch it off if you're feeling READY TO RACE.

ABS

ABS is standard equipment on the KTM RC 390. Use it to your advantage to enhance safety or switch it off if you're feeling READY TO RACE.

Technical Details

Engine

  • Torque 35 Nm
  • Transmission 6-speed
  • Cooling Liquid cooled
  • Power in KW 32 kW
  • Starter Electric starter
  • Stroke 60 mm
  • Bore 89 mm
  • Clutch PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
  • CO<sub>2</sub> emissions 82 g/km
  • Displacement 373 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel consumption 3.52 l/100 km
  • Lubrication Semi-dry sump
  • Power in hp 43 hp

Chassis

  • Tank capacity (approx.) 9.5 l
  • ABS Bosch 9.1 MB Two Channel ABS (disengageable)
  • Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
  • Front brake Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
  • dry weight 170 kg
  • Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
  • Ground clearance 150 mm
  • Rear suspension WP monoshock
  • Seat height 835 mm
  • Steering head angle 66.5 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 125 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 150 mm