Model Description


The 2022 KTM RC 390 is a high-performance Super sports 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.

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 optional 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.

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, adjustable upside-down front fork with 30 clicks for compression and 30 clicks for rebound settings, the KTM RC 390 not only shares proper sportsbike technology with bigger bikes, but it also handles like them too. New axle clamps and a hollow axle save weight up front too.

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
An all-new bionic wheel design features fewer spokes and open hubs, which not only greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves a massive 3.4 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street, making the KTM RC 390 an all-out apex-clipping master.

HANDLEBARS
Designed on the track to chase down lap times and give riders their perfect setup, these clip-on handlebars feature 10mm of height adjustment, so when the race is over they can be raised for more relaxed, everyday applications.

SEAT
The all-new KTM RC 390 seat features an improved profile for seamless, unrestricted rider movement, but also has thicker, ergonomically-shaped foam for better comfort. A grippy, hard-wearing outer material has been added to improve grip in all weather conditions.

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.

FOOTPEGS
New lightweight footpegs feature the optimal geometry to keep you firmly planted when cranked over, deep into the corners.

FOOT LEVERS
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.

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 AND 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.

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.

TFT DISPLAY AND 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 optional 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.


Model Specification


  • Engine

    Engine Type

    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

    Displacement

    373 cc

    Starter

    Electric starter

    Transmission

    6 speed

    Clutch

    PASC slipper clutch, mechanically operated

    ABS System

    Bosch 9.1 MB Two Channel

    Engine Management System

  • Dimensions

    Bore

    89 mm

    Stroke

    60 mm

    Ground Clearance (unloaded)

    158 mm

    Seat Height

    824 mm

    Weight (No Fuel)

    155 kg

  • Frame

    Frame

    Steel trellis frame, powder coated

    Chain

    520 X-Ring

    Steering Head Angle

    66.5 degrees

    Tank Capacity

    13.7 litres

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension

    WP USD 43 mm

    Rear Suspension

    WP Monoshock

    Suspension Travel Front

    120 mm

    Suspension Travel Rear

    150 mm

  • Performance

    Brake System Front

    Four piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc; 320 mm

    Brake System Rear

    Single piston, floating caliper, brake disc; 230 mm

    Power

    Torque

  • Brakes

    Front Brake Disc Diameter

    Rear Brake Disc Diameter