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.

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

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

CHASSIS

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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