Oct 26, 2013

2 KTM RC390 Photos Revealed..!! This will be made in India.. Rejoice!!

Photos of the production ready "Made in India" KTM RC390 emerge..!!

The full faired KTM RC390, that will be made in India by Bajaj Auto and exported to the world has been revealed just before its international appearance in the Milan Motorcycle Show.

I was almost sure that my "Dhoom" days were over.. and this gets launched

Visordown has posted photos of the soon to be launched "Made in India" KTM RC390. Of late I have developed kind of disinterest for full faired bikes. I find the kind of models available in India like the Yamaha R15, Honda CBR 150/250R and even the Kawasaki Ninja 300 more kind of poser stuff than actually being true to its track bike genre.

I actually find it amusing when someone say how sporty riding position of the R15 is. Anyone who says so should be put on a "real" super sports machine or even the KTM RC390 would do..!! The handlebars on the RC390 looks to be pure super sports stuff. The KTM RC390 looks totally impractical for commuting, which is exactly why this is one "Dhoom" machine that I am falling in love with.

As this knock out will be manufactured and sold by Bajaj in India, surely this will be a dream machine that will be within reach of desi bikers.. provided that the desi biker has a second bike/scooter/car to commute. Being an Indian biker and not getting this would be kind of "Sin".

I have a car for commute.. so.. Why KTM, Why..?? I was almost sure that my "Dhoom" days were over.. and then you happen to launch this..!!

KTM RC390 Techical Specifications:

Engine: 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement: 373.2 cm³
Bore: 89 mm
Stroke: 60 mm
Peak Power: 32 kW (43 hp)
Starting: Electric starter
Transmission: 6 speed,
Cooling system: Liquid cooling system
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated


Frame: Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
Front Fork: WP Suspension Up Side Down
Rear Shock absorber: WP Monoshock
Suspension travel front: 125 mm
Suspension travel rear: 150 mm
Brake Front: Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper, 300 mm
Brake Rear: Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs, 230 mm
Steering head angle: 66.5°
Wheel base: 1,340±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 Weight (without fuel) approx.: 147 kg

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Anonymous said...

A beautiful machine...

sandy said...

A deadly gears

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