The KTM RC 390 is one of the most ambitious motorcycles in the Austrian brand’s 2022 lineup and in the small capacity supersport bike scene. It has more “Ready to Race” pedigree than ever, thanks to the many contributions of its 2022 iteration including an updated powerplant.
Because of its new IMU, the KTM RC 390 can help with tilt when we need it most. The updated RC 390 gains lean-sensitive traction control, Bosch 9.1MP cornering ABS with two modes, and a full-color TFT display.
Another highlight of this European race-bred bike is its weight reduction. The new wheels alone saved 7.5 pounds (3.4 kilograms) to make it even more of a real-world racer bike. The new RC390 also features WP Apex upside/down fork with 30-step compression and rebound and a new WP Apex rear shock (adjustable) absorber.
The design of this new RC 390 is entirely new, with a larger body that is also easy to disassemble. This shows the deep sporting spirit of this great little supersports bike. The liquid-cooled engine’s output remains at 44 horsepower, although it boasts a new injection map and larger air filter box for more torque and better throttle response. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.
Also, thanks to the all-new TFT display, the KTM RC 390 allows to connect to the KTM MY RIDE app, so riders can sync their smartphones.
The 2022 RC 390 starts at $5,799 USD / $6,899 CAD.
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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.
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+
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.
A new, ultra-lightweight frame design saves 3.3 lbs (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.
The 2022 KTM RC 390 makes use of a completely new suspension setup, giving it real race-bike credibility with unmatched specifications in the sub-400 cc Superpsports segment.
Boasting a 43 mm WP APEX open cartridge, adjustable upside down front fork with 30 clicks of compression and rebound damping adjustment, 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.
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.
Designed on the track to chase down lap times and give riders their perfect setup, these clip-on handlebars feature 10 mm of height adjustment, so when the race is over they can be raised for more relaxed, everyday applications.
Grand Prix 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 color options.