RACE-BRED PERFORMANCE

KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 2022

The 2022 KTM RC 390 is a high-performance Supersports machine with its roots firmly planted on the race track. Featuring an impressive technology package, as well as race-derived styling, handling characteristics, and addictive power delivery, the KTM RC 390 is a real-world racer with undoubted pedigree. 
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The 2022 KTM RC 390 is a high-performance Supersports machine with its roots firmly planted on the race track. Featuring an impressive technology package, as well as race-derived styling, handling characteristics, and addictive power delivery, the KTM RC 390 is a real-world racer with undoubted pedigree. 
  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

Engine

The 2022 KTM RC 390 uses the proven 373 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine to maximum effect. Revised engine mapping, improved torque figures, and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery means this state-of-the-art powerplant churns out unmatched performance.

Performance

Thanks to a larger airbox, increased torque, and ultra-slick throttle response, the KTM RC 390 rockets off the line and into pole position. A new Ride-by-Wire system also means it steps onto the podium with more precise engine mapping, traction control, and the added benefit of Quickshifter+.

Cylinder Head

Four valves, double-overhead cams and, ultra-hard carbon-coated cam levers mean the cylinder head on the KTM RC 390 produces more power but retains its legendary reliability. 

Exhaust

Taking its design cues from the MotoGP™ RC16, the exhaust of the KTM RC 390 boasts stainless steel headers with an aluminum muffler, which not only look the part but give the KTM RC 390 a distinct, throaty rumble as it charges through the gears and onto the redline.

Slipper Clutch

Preventing the rear wheel from locking up under hard deceleration, the slipper clutch opens up when the engine back-torque becomes too high, but it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you get onto the throttle. This stops unwanted rear wheel chatter and ensures maximum control - while also allowing the clutch lever to be actuated with hardly any pressure at all. 

Cooling

Improved airflow throughout the engine allows the KTM RC 390 to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap.

Engine

The 2022 KTM RC 390 uses the proven 373 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine to maximum effect. Revised engine mapping, improved torque figures, and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery means this state-of-the-art powerplant churns out unmatched performance.

Performance

Thanks to a larger airbox, increased torque, and ultra-slick throttle response, the KTM RC 390 rockets off the line and into pole position. A new Ride-by-Wire system also means it steps onto the podium with more precise engine mapping, traction control, and the added benefit of Quickshifter+.

Cylinder Head

Four valves, double-overhead cams and, ultra-hard carbon-coated cam levers mean the cylinder head on the KTM RC 390 produces more power but retains its legendary reliability. 

Exhaust

Taking its design cues from the MotoGP™ RC16, the exhaust of the KTM RC 390 boasts stainless steel headers with an aluminum muffler, which not only look the part but give the KTM RC 390 a distinct, throaty rumble as it charges through the gears and onto the redline.

Slipper Clutch

Preventing the rear wheel from locking up under hard deceleration, the slipper clutch opens up when the engine back-torque becomes too high, but it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you get onto the throttle. This stops unwanted rear wheel chatter and ensures maximum control - while also allowing the clutch lever to be actuated with hardly any pressure at all. 

Cooling

Improved airflow throughout the engine allows the KTM RC 390 to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap.

02. Chassis

Frame

A new, ultra-lightweight framework saves 1.5 kg over the previous generation, making use of a trellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 390 improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel. The result? Faster lap times. 

Suspension

The 2022 KTM RC 390 makes use of a completely new suspension setup, giving it real race-bike credibility with unmatched suspension specifications in the sub-400 cc superpsports segment.

Front Fork

Boasting a 43 mm WP APEX open cartridge, upside down front fork with revised factory settings, the KTM RC 390 not only shares proper sportsbike technology with bigger bikes, it handles like them too. New axle clamps and a hollow axle also save weight. 

Rear Shock Absorber

Tuning your KTM RC 390 to be the perfect track day tool is easy, thanks to a new rebound and preload adjustable split-piston WP APEX shock absorber taking care of things in the rear. 

Brakes

Reigning in a charging KTM RC 390 comes courtesy of radially mounted 4-piston-fixed caliper BYBRE combined with a 320 mm brake disk upfront, and a one-piston fixed caliper with 230 mm disc brake setup on the rear wheel. Not only do these provide the best possible deceleration, they save 960 grams of weight and can be fully exploited thanks to state-of-the-art ABS technology. An adjustable front brake lever completes the package. 

Wheels

Maximum strength with minimum weight. A new bionic wheel-design with fewer spokes and open hubs, greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves almost 1 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street. 

Frame

A new, ultra-lightweight framework saves 1.5 kg over the previous generation, making use of a trellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 390 improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel. The result? Faster lap times. 

Suspension

The 2022 KTM RC 390 makes use of a completely new suspension setup, giving it real race-bike credibility with unmatched suspension specifications in the sub-400 cc superpsports segment.

Front Fork

Boasting a 43 mm WP APEX open cartridge, upside down front fork with revised factory settings, the KTM RC 390 not only shares proper sportsbike technology with bigger bikes, it handles like them too. New axle clamps and a hollow axle also save weight. 

Rear Shock Absorber

Tuning your KTM RC 390 to be the perfect track day tool is easy, thanks to a new rebound and preload adjustable split-piston WP APEX shock absorber taking care of things in the rear. 

Brakes

Reigning in a charging KTM RC 390 comes courtesy of radially mounted 4-piston-fixed caliper BYBRE combined with a 320 mm brake disk upfront, and a one-piston fixed caliper with 230 mm disc brake setup on the rear wheel. Not only do these provide the best possible deceleration, they save 960 grams of weight and can be fully exploited thanks to state-of-the-art ABS technology. An adjustable front brake lever completes the package. 

Wheels

Maximum strength with minimum weight. A new bionic wheel-design with fewer spokes and open hubs, greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves almost 1 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street. 

03. Ergonomics & Comfort

Handlebar

Designed to be usable for both track and street applications, the clip on handlebars are 15 mm higher than previous generations for improved rider comfort and line of sight, but can be lowered by 10 mm for a racier, more track-orientated position. 

Seat

Rider comfort which doesn't impact on performance, the all-new KTM RC 390 seat features thicker seat foam for improved comfort, whilst a new seat profile improves rider movement and step over. Finished in a premium material for better grip, even in wet weather.

Footpegs

New lightweight footpegs keep you firmly planted in the corners, while offering optimized geometry for sporty riding, while passenger peg splash guards protect your pillion from unwanted dirt and the water splashing against them when in a hurry. 

Footlevers

Folding foot levers prevent unwanted breakage in the event of a fall over, but also ensure the bike stays on-line and undisturbed should you scrape the pegs at big lean angles. 

Pillion Comfort

A thicker, more comfortable pillion seat ensures your passenger enjoys the ride as much as you do, while a new seat cover with wet-weather resistant material means seat grip is maintained at all times - even in the rain. New, ergonomic aluminum grab handles complete the package. 

Rider Contact

The KTM RC 390 boasts a rider-centric layout, designed to give riders maximum contact with the bike, without restricting their movement. The knee area is ergonomically developed to be as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area for optimum control when on the edge. 

Handlebar

Designed to be usable for both track and street applications, the clip on handlebars are 15 mm higher than previous generations for improved rider comfort and line of sight, but can be lowered by 10 mm for a racier, more track-orientated position. <br />

Seat

Rider comfort which doesn't impact on performance, the all-new KTM RC 390 seat features thicker seat foam for improved comfort, whilst a new seat profile improves rider movement and step over. Finished in a premium material for better grip, even in wet weather.<br />

Footpegs

New lightweight footpegs keep you firmly planted in the corners, while offering optimized geometry for sporty riding, while passenger peg splash guards protect your pillion from unwanted dirt and the water splashing against them when in a hurry. 

Footlevers

Folding foot levers prevent unwanted breakage in the event of a fall over, but also ensure the bike stays on-line and undisturbed should you scrape the pegs at big lean angles. 

Pillion Comfort

A thicker, more comfortable pillion seat ensures your passenger enjoys the ride as much as you do, while a new seat cover with wet-weather resistant material means seat grip is maintained at all times - even in the rain. New, ergonomic aluminum grab handles complete the package. 

Rider Contact

The KTM RC 390 boasts a rider-centric layout, designed to give riders maximum contact with the bike, without restricting their movement. The knee area is ergonomically developed to be as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area for optimum control when on the edge. 

04. Bodywork & Graphics

MotoGP™ Inspired

Taking its lead from the pinnacle of 2-wheeled racing, the KTM RC 390 echoes the design of the KTM RC16 racer in both styling, ergonomics and Factory Racing-inspired colors options. 

Bodywork

Completely redesigned, race-inspired bodywork provides class-leading wind protection and a higher top speed thanks to optimized aerodynamics created by using CFD (Computational Flow Dynamics) simulations. 

Screen & LED Headlight

The undeniable "face" of KTM Supersports, the KTM RC 390 boasts an aerodynamic screen for ultimate wind protection, neatly incorporating into an all-new LED headlight with LED Daylight Running Lights (DRL) and integrated indicators for optimal visibility. 

Fuel Tank

A new, larger 13.7 liter fuel tank is inspired by the KTM Moto3 race bike, and provides the best-in-class fuel capacity. This, combined with the KTM RC 390’s low fuel consumption, means you can go further, faster, for longer.

Front Fender

An all-new two piece front fender keeps the radiator and engine clean, while providing effective cooling to the brakes, and channels air into the radiator. 

Mirrors

New foldable mirrors are wider to have a more efficient broader visual range, but are sharper and, and provide improved aerodynamics. They're also more practical, folding in for a narrower profile when maneuvering the through tight spacing or parking.

MotoGP™ Inspired

Taking its lead from the pinnacle of 2-wheeled racing, the KTM RC 390 echoes the design of the KTM RC16 racer in both styling, ergonomics and Factory Racing-inspired colors options. 

Bodywork

Completely redesigned, race-inspired bodywork provides class-leading wind protection and a higher top speed thanks to optimized aerodynamics created by using CFD (Computational Flow Dynamics) simulations. 

Screen & LED Headlight

The undeniable "face" of KTM Supersports, the KTM RC 390 boasts an aerodynamic screen for ultimate wind protection, neatly incorporating into an all-new LED headlight with LED Daylight Running Lights (DRL) and integrated indicators for optimal visibility. 

Fuel Tank

A new, larger 13.7 liter fuel tank is inspired by the KTM Moto3 race bike, and provides the best-in-class fuel capacity. This, combined with the KTM RC 390’s low fuel consumption, means you can go further, faster, for longer.

Front Fender

An all-new two piece front fender keeps the radiator and engine clean, while providing effective cooling to the brakes, and channels air into the radiator. 

Mirrors

New foldable mirrors are wider to have a more efficient broader visual range, but are sharper and, and provide improved aerodynamics. They're also more practical, folding in for a narrower profile when maneuvering the through tight spacing or parking.

05. Software & Electronics

TFT Display & Switchgear

An all-new TFT dashboard lets you see all the important information you need at glance, or allows you to customize what you want to see via intuitive switchgear. The ambient light adaptive sensor also means the display adjusts to changing light conditions automatically, so that you maintain perfect visibility, day or night.

MTC

Complete confidence at any angle, Motorcycle Traction Control reacts in a matter of milliseconds if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. MTC reduces the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, reducing slippage to optimum proportions. This means riders can enjoy the full power of the KTM RC 390 under all circumstances, on track and on the road.

Cornering ABS

The KTM RC 390 is equipped with Cornering ABS to ensure maximum braking performance under all conditions. This allows riders to use the full power of the ByBre brakes when navigating a corner by taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account, reducing the chance of locking up a wheel mid-corner.

Supermoto ABS Mode

The KTM RC 390 can let it all hang out, thanks to SUPERMOTO ABS. This mode allows the rider more freedom when it comes to hard braking, without compromising on safety. This is done by deactivating ABS functionality on the rear wheel which allows the rider to slide the rear into a corner. At the same time, rear wheel lift up detection is also disabled allowing the rear wheel to lift up, but keeping brake pressure on the front until an excessive front wheel slip is detected, at which point ABS will intervene. This also means the rider can apply more brake pressure when cornering or trail braking.

QUICKSHIFTER+

Shift like a pro with the KTM RC 390 and KTM's QUICKSHIFTER +, allowing you to gear up or down without using the clutch lever. This means quicker shift times, improved rear wheel traction, smoother acceleration and the distinct racetrack sound. This works by cutting the ignition at the moment the shift lever moves up or down, unloading the gearbox, and making it possible for you to switch one gear up without closing the throttle.

KTM MY RIDE

Thanks to the all-new TFT display, the KTM RC 390 can connect to KTM MY RIDE, which allows riders to connect their smartphone via the KTM MY RIDE app, giving them access to their music library and incoming calls without taking their hands off the grips.

LED Lighting

An all-new LED headlight illuminates the way forward on the KTM RC 390. Providing a very wide beam, complete with daylight running lights, guarantees optimum visibility and a distinctive look that matches the rest of the KTM model range. A sharp LED taillight completes the look.

TFT Display & Switchgear

An all-new TFT dashboard lets you see all the important information you need at glance, or allows you to customize what you want to see via intuitive switchgear. The ambient light adaptive sensor also means the display adjusts to changing light conditions automatically, so that you maintain perfect visibility, day or night.

MTC

Complete confidence at any angle, Motorcycle Traction Control reacts in a matter of milliseconds if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. MTC reduces the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, reducing slippage to optimum proportions. This means riders can enjoy the full power of the KTM RC 390 under all circumstances, on track and on the road.

Cornering ABS

The KTM RC 390 is equipped with Cornering ABS to ensure maximum braking performance under all conditions. This allows riders to use the full power of the ByBre brakes when navigating a corner by taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account, reducing the chance of locking up a wheel mid-corner.

Supermoto ABS Mode

The KTM RC 390 can let it all hang out, thanks to SUPERMOTO ABS. This mode allows the rider more freedom when it comes to hard braking, without compromising on safety. This is done by deactivating ABS functionality on the rear wheel which allows the rider to slide the rear into a corner. At the same time, rear wheel lift up detection is also disabled allowing the rear wheel to lift up, but keeping brake pressure on the front until an excessive front wheel slip is detected, at which point ABS will intervene. This also means the rider can apply more brake pressure when cornering or trail braking.

QUICKSHIFTER+

Shift like a pro with the KTM RC 390 and KTM's QUICKSHIFTER +, allowing you to gear up or down without using the clutch lever. This means quicker shift times, improved rear wheel traction, smoother acceleration and the distinct racetrack sound. This works by cutting the ignition at the moment the shift lever moves up or down, unloading the gearbox, and making it possible for you to switch one gear up without closing the throttle.

KTM MY RIDE

Thanks to the all-new TFT display, the KTM RC 390 can connect to KTM MY RIDE, which allows riders to connect their smartphone via the KTM MY RIDE app, giving them access to their music library and incoming calls without taking their hands off the grips.

LED Lighting

An all-new LED headlight illuminates the way forward on the KTM RC 390. Providing a very wide beam, complete with daylight running lights, guarantees optimum visibility and a distinctive look that matches the rest of the KTM model range. A sharp LED taillight completes the look.

Technical Details

Engine

  • Torque 37 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
  • CO2 emissions 81 g/km
  • Displacement 373 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel consumption 3.46 l/100 km

Chassis

  • Weight (without fuel) 160 kg
  • Tank capacity (approx.) 13.7 l
  • ABS Bosch 9.1MP Two Channel ABS (Supermoto ABS)
  • Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
  • Front brake Four-piston radial fixed calliper
  • Rear brake Single-piston floating calliper
  • Chain 520 X-Ring
  • Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP APEX 43
  • Ground clearance 158 mm
  • Rear suspension WP APEX - Monoshock
  • Seat height 824 mm
  • Steering head angle 66.5 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 120 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 150 mm