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KTM’s Canadian website published images and requirements (which you can review below) for the 2014 KTM RC390 single-cylinder sport bike that is set for an official reveal in Milan this November.
With a claimed 43 hp and simply 318 pounds dry weight, this ought to be rather an entertaining little unit.
We have actually already checked the 390 Duke, which shares some of the engine and framework elements, as we comprehend it. We will have more, of course, after the official unveiling next month.
The 2014 KTM RC390 high-grade upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the exact same 43 mm external tube diameter as the RC8 R– in other words, real racing devices that guarantees highest levels of security and accuracy.
Aesthetically similar to the lightweight and authorized Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been customized to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degrees results in a much shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and enhanced ground clearance.
The 100 % digital LCD display has everything you can expect from a state of the art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service suggestion information. Similar to supersport racing machines an RPM alert shows when is the best minute for moving up.
The light alloy swingarm with straight connected WP shock absorber stands out by providing severe torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
The sophisticated design wind cover in mix with the aerodynamic enhanced motorcycle front ensure unbelievable wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with best support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm it enables the rider to have a secure position whilst also being high enough for stylish use and genuine big-bike sensation.
A brand new steel fuel tank with 9,5 l capability (including 1,5 l reserve) has actually been established for the RC, completely matching the supersport style and car design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine the RC achieves excellent effectiveness even when ridden hard for a substantial distance.
Brand new clip on handlebars and changes contribe to an aggressive and stylish riding position incorporated with sophisticated control.
Similarly light-weight as steady, the 17in orange painted cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Metzeler tyres– 110 mm broad at the front and a remarkable 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with remarkable grip in both dry and damp conditions, in addition to offering supreme toughness.
ABS is equipped as requirement on every RC 390, making sure maximum safe on any roadway condition. When taking the RC to the racetrack ABS is obviously disengageable.
The compact underbelly, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall center of gravity. This helps the centralisation of mass and avoids accidental contact with the rider’s and passenger’s legs.
With a power/weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg RC390 is right at the limit of the new A2 motorist Â´ s license, making the brand-new 2014 KTM RC390 the sportiest choice for A2 riders.
Fitting completely into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.
The brand new bodywork, pedals and footrests not just offer an unique supersport appearance but likewise help the RC to master severe cornering by allowing a higher leaning angle.
As a special feature the RC integrates blinkers into mirrors structure, which not simply looks extremely stylish however also contributes to the best aerodynamics.
Brand new twin headlight opens a brand-new direction for KTM style and completely matches with the racing supersport appearance of the RC.
The advanced, liquid cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke 375ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, 4 valves and electronic fuel injection, currently geared up in the Duke 390 offers outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, provides the highest level of smoothness. Because of the KTM-typical compact design with stacked transmission shafts the engine has an astounding low weight of 36kg. Combine that with technical details like a forged piston, Forced and nikasil-cylinder-coating feed lubrication with power-promoting body-evacuation and you get an engine which offers a remarkable 44hp. The engine is geared up with an electric starter powered by a 12V/6Ah battery.
The brand new created aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing sensation.
PILLION RIDE SEAT
In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport look the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it appears like a real racing bike tail, however ensuring outstanding comfort for the passenger.
KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a simple and powerful to control brake-system which enables the rider to be constantly in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston drifting caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel assurance exceptional braking response even under the most extreme conditions.
2014 KTM RC390 specs
Design1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled.
Displacement373.2 cm Â³.
Performance32 kW (43 hp).
Beginning aidElectric starter.
Transmission6 speed, claw moved.
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps.
Primary gear ratio30:80.
Secondary gear ratio15:45.
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, constant flow of cooling liquid with water pump.
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically ran.
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, totally electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing modification.
FrameTubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated.
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down.
Shock absorberWP Monoshock.
Suspension travel front125 mm.
Suspension travel rear150 mm.
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper.
Brake system RearDisc brake with one-pot brake caliper, drifting brake discs.
Brake discs– diameter Front300 mm.
Brake discs– diameter Rear230 mm.
Chain5/8 x 1/4″ Xâ��Ring.
Guiding head angle66.5 Â°.
Wheel base1,340 Â± 15 mm.
Ground clearance (unloaded)178.5 mm.
Seat height (unloaded)820 mm.
Overall fuel tank capacity approx.10 l.
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON).
Weight without fuel approx.147 kg.
2014 KTM RC390 release date and price
Anticipated Launch: February 2014.
Expected Price: Rs. 2,40,000-2,60,000.
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