2014 KTM RC 390

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The KTM RC 390 was especially developed for those who love adrenaline on two wheels. It features an agile stance, a light weight and a racy frame that helps it deliver superior ride and handling performances.

As far as power is concerned, the KTM RC 390 is propelled by a 1 cylinder, 4 stroke, water cooled engine with a displacement of 373.2 cm³. The engine delivers a maximum power of 32 KW (43 Hp) and is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission.

The ride quality is kept under control by a front WP Suspension up side down telescopic fork (125 mm of wheel travel) and a rear shock absorber which delivers 150 mm of wheel travel.

The motorcycle is also fitted with a 100% digital LCD display which includes engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM RC 390.

Overview

KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 2014: Racing Genes

A sports bike in its purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Agile, fast, suitable for A2 driving licence and extremely sporty. Whether it be on country roads or the racetrack, the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey pure race feeling. The handling – simply spectacular. The performance – incredible. The power – awesome.

2014 KTM RC 390 Key Features:

KTM RC 390

Safety:

Wheels
Equally lightweight as stable, the 17in orange painted cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Metzeler tyres - 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Standard ABS
ABS is equipped as standard on every RC 390, ensuring maximum safe on any road condition. When taking the RC to the racetrack ABS is of course disengageable.

Silencer
The compact underbelly, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of mass and prevents accidental contact with the rider’s and passenger’s legs.

A2 license
With a power/weight ratio of 0,2kW/kg RC390 is right at the limit of the new A2 driver´s license, making the new KTM RC390 the sportiest option for A2 riders.

Ergonomics:

KTM RC 390

Wind shield
The advanced design wind shield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensure incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.

Seat
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm it enables the rider to have a secure stance whilst also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling.

Fuel tank
A brand new steel fuel tank with 9,5l capacity (including 1,5l reserve) has been developed for the RC, perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine the RC achieves impressive efficiency even when ridden hard for a considerable distance.

Handle bar
Brand new clip on handlebars and switches contribe to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.

Outstanding Style:

KTM RC 390

Thin tail
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.

Bodywork
The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals not only provide a unique supersport look but also help the RC to master extreme cornering by allowing a greater leaning angle.

Integrated blinkers
As a special feature the RC incorporates blinkers into mirrors structure, which not just looks very sporty but also contributes to the perfect aerodynamics.

Headlight
Brand new twin headlight opens a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matches with the racing supersport look of the RC.

Racing DNA:

KTM RC 390

Engine
The state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke 375ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, already equipped in the Duke 390 provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest level of smoothness. Because of the KTM-typical compact design with stacked transmission shafts the engine has an unbelievable low weight of 36kg. Combine that with technical details like a forged piston, Nikasil-cylinder-coating and forced feed lubrication with power-promoting body-evacuation and you get an engine which provides a remarkable 44hp. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/6Ah battery.

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

Pillion ride seat
In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport look the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it looks like a real racing bike tail, but ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Brakes
KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a powerful and easy to control brake-system which allows the rider to be always in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel guarantee excellent braking response even under the most extreme conditions.

Solid Technology:

KTM RC 390

Telescopic fork
The KTM RC 390 high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

Frame
Visually similar to the lightweight and approved Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been modified to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degrees results in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increased ground clearance. All these modifications release the complete racing potential of the RC and guarantee quick, agile and playful handling.

Instrument
The 100% digital LCD display has everything you could expect from a state of the art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. Just like supersport racing machines an RPM alert indicates when is the best moment for shifting up.

Swing arm
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels by providing extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

Specifications

Engine1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement373.2 cm³
Bore89 mm
Stroke60 mm
Performance32 kW (43 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio30:80
Secondary gear ratio15:45
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorberWP Monoshock
Suspension travel front125 mm
Suspension travel rear150 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter Front300 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear230 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle66.5°
Wheel base1,340±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)178.5 mm
Seat height (unloaded)820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.10 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Dry weight147 kg

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