KTM likely to showcase the new generation of RC390 alongside the 390 Adventure at the upcoming 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show
It is not an unknown fact anymore that KTM is working on a new generation RC390 for a long time now. The fully-faired sportsbike was spotted testing a couple of times earlier already. It was snapped again recently sporting some significant new changes in Austria, KTM’s homeland.
The test mule was spotted with a new front fairing design. The 2020 RC390 front face looks less sharp and bit more rounder while the windscreen is comparatively taller at the same time compared to its predecessor. The side panels at the rear also appears a bit different.
The pillion seat, in particular, has been redesigned and looks well padded and broader than its predecessor. The changes are also quite evident on the rear subframe as well. Take a closer look and you will also notice that the fuel tank of the RC390 also appears to be bigger and muscular than its predecessor.
We believe that KTM wants to make the RC390 a more practical sportsbike for daily use and thus the bigger fuel tank will help give the motorcycle more range. The fully-faired mid-sized sportsbike also features a modified handlebar as well to improve the ergonomics.
Apart from all these cosmetic changes, you can expect the RC390 to also share the TFT instrument cluster with the 390 Duke. The motorcycle will rely on the same 43mm upside-down suspension setup from WP at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. The braking duties of the motorcycle will be handled by disc brakes on both ends. A dual-channel ABS will also be offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
The KTM RC390 will continue to be powered by the same 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The motor gets a redesigned cylinder head and exhaust manifold. These changes will allow it to comply with the upcoming stricter BS-VI emission norms. You can expect the new RC 390 to make its debut at the upcoming 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show.