KTM as a brand made its official entry in Indian market back in 2012 and quickly became popular among young buyers. The main reason behind this was the affordable price tag, funky looking graphics and paint job, sharp design and sheer power. KTM offers one of the most powerful motorcycle in the segment. They currently have Duke and RC motorcycles in 125 to 390 cc categories. Duke range received number of updates and is different from the first version that was launched in India but, if you look at the RC series, the bike has remained more or less the same in terms of design and feature since the launch. KTM is now working on a next-gen RC 390 and here we have render image that shows what the bike might look like.
The render has been shared by IAB on their website. The image is based on the spy pic of the 2021 KTM RC 390 that was spotted testing abroad. One of the evident changes in the upcoming RC 390 is the headlight. Unlike the current version which uses a twin projector headlamps, the upcoming version is likely to get an all-LED unit similar to the one found in Duke 390 and adventure 390. Just like in the test vehicle, the artist has integrated the turn indicators and LED DRLs on the fairing itself.
The image only shows the side profile of the bike and from what the artist has created it looks like the fuel tank design on the bike will remian the same. In comparison to the current version, the upcoming or 2021 RC 390 is expected to have a much more relaxed riding position. Apart from that the fairing and the graphics on the bike is also likely to be revised to give it a fresh look. It gets an exhaust pipe that is similar to the one seen in the current generation. The rear of the bike looks quite different from the current version is artist’s imagination and the LED tail light is integrated in that itself.
In terms of engine, the 2021 RC 390 from KTM is likely to use the same 373-cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine generating 43.5 Ps and 36 Nm of torque. There is no confirmation on when the bike maker will be launching the new motorcycle in the market but, it is expected that KTM will bring this next-generation KTM RC390 in the market later next year.