KTM Duke Rc390

A sport bike version of the 390 Duke, the KTM RC390 was presented at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show in Italy.
Its most details had leaked a few weeks earlier.The 2014 model bike has the same 373 cc engine making a claimed

2014-KTM-RC390-1544 hp (33 kW) @ 9,500 rpm with a claimed weight without fuel of 147 kg (324 lb).
With a fuel capacity 10.0 l; 2.20 imp gal (2.64 US gal),the wet weight would be 154.2 kg (340.0 lb).
The frame of the RC is a different single piece trellis frame than the Duke,
which KTM says is stiffer than the 390 Duke.
The tires are Metzeler 110/70ZR17 front and 150/60ZR17 rear.
Where the Duke has a steering head angle of 65° (or 25° rake), the RC’s fork
has a steeper 66.5° head angle (or 23.5° rake).
The 1,340 mm (53 in) wheelbase is 27 mm (1.1 in) shorter than the Duke.

KTM announced that it will be available in Europe in summer 2014 (availability in other markets was not announced).



Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
Performance 32 kW (43 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio 30:80
Secondary gear ratio 15:45
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Monoshock
Suspension travel Front 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter Front 300 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle 65°
Wheel base 1,367±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 170 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 800 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 11 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 139 kg



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