There is no doubt that KTM sells one of the sharpest looking motorcycle in the affordable motorcycle segment. The KTM Duke and RC motorcycle are also among the fastest motorcycle in this segment. The latest motorcycle from the brand was an adventure tourer based on Duke 390 known as 390 Adventure. KTM, ever since their launch in the Indian market had changed trend of motorcycling in the country. Design-wise there is no doubt that KTM motorcycles look great but, here we have pictures of a KTM RC390 that was modified by a college student as part of his final year project.
Saurav Verma is the guy who is behind this modified RC 390. Saurav who is studying at National Institute of Design (NID) did this modification to KTM RC390 as part of his final year project. He has named this project as KTM RC 390 SRV. The design for this motorcycle was inspired from a falcon and the sharp design cues all over does give the bike the looks of a ‘bird of prey’,
The design also seems to borrow plenty of cues from high performance superbikes, some of which cost many times more than the KTM RC 390. For instance, the front pane looks like it’s from an MV Agusta whereas the rear tail section gets a Ducati-like design. The tail lamps seem inspired by the TVS Apache RR 310. All these panels where designed by Saurav Verma using medium-density fibreboard which was mixed with waste styrofoam.
The cowl was made by thin plastic sheets and all these pieces were joined together using M-seal. The tank on the SRV version looks a bit more muscular with all these new panels on the side. The headlight and the tail light on this version is also different from regular RC 390. In terms of engine and power everything remains the same. The KTM RC 390 is powered by a 373-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine that is capable of generating a maximum of 43 Bhp and 36 Nm of torque. It get a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. This engine is known for its rev happy nature.
KTM recently updated all their models to meet the new BS6 emission norms. The KTM 390 Adventure became the first motorcycle in the affordable segment to offer a bi-directional quickshifter. KTM also launched the BS6 version of Duke 390 with the same feature .