Seen here is a modified KTM RC390 from Pune-based Lusso car and bike customizers. Dubbed as the KTC RC4, this modified motorcycle comes with a customized design and a handful of performance modifications that make it slightly sharper and sportier than the donor motorcycle.
Basically, the customizer came up with the idea of coming up with the RC4 after the Austrian bike-maker launched the new Duke 390. Akin to the RC’s new streetnaked sibling, the RC4 comes with a new visual identity and has been performance-tuned to make it sharper. Here is what Jitakh Khanna, from Lusso, says,”We named this bike RC4, As we were expecting to see RC facelift with the new Duke and it didn’t come so we reimagined how it might have turned up, the concept was to create something that improves on something more that just aesthetics.”
Captializing on the high popularity of the RC390s among those looking for a graat corner-carving tool, Lusso decied to further sharpen the handling characteristics of the motorcycle. They teamed up with a set of skilled motorcyclists and worked with them to improve the aerodynamics and ergonomics of the motorcycle. The custoizer claims that the RC4 offers a better protection from the wind blast than the original motorcycle. It also helps the rider push harder in the corners thru offering better ergonomics.
Visual modifications include an all-new paint scheme, new levers, and a new fuel tank that helps enhance the ergonomics. We feel that the new paint scheme and graphics go a long way in giving the RC4 a distinct identity. There’s also a set of LED DRLs that flank the headlamps. The rear-end gets a tail-tidy kit for a neater look. Even the Trellis frame and the alloy wheels have been given a new black-orange dual-colour paint scheme to compliment the new paint work and graphics of the motorcycle. While the motorcycle is claimed to be a better handler, it also gets some minor performance enhancements in the form of a performance-exhaust and a remaped ECU. We feel that this modified KTM RC390 motorcycle does manage to look more attractive than the donor motorcycle. Also, the fact that this motorcycle has been fine-tuned to offer better ergonomics and hence, and a better performance in the corners, make the KTM RC4 all the more likeable. What are your views on this modified KTM RC390?