KTM has taken things up a notch by announcing the launch of an ‘R’ version of the RC 390 in the global market. The RC 390 R gets performance upgrades such as a fully-adjustable WP suspension, foldable brake and clutch levers and a new top yoke along with a handlebar kit that makes the riding position a lot more aggressive than before. The 373.2cc engine has been updated for shorter intake velocity and a wider power band suited for racing. It will be limited to just 500 units worldwide and it is not expected to be launched in India.
These upgrades transform the RC 390 into a hardcore track machine. The full-faired motorcycle packs some serious grunt that’s good enough to keep pro rider’s on their feet while also being capable of providing newbies with a taste of what a proper track tool feels like to ride.
If the RC 390 R and its various upgrades don’t float your boat, KTM will even offer a proper racing kit with it. The SSP300 Race Kit comprises of over 230 individual parts that fit on to the RC 390 R to make this monster even more mental. To give an example, the race kit includes a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, a race-spec ECU (engine control unit), STM slipper clutch, quickshifter, better engine cooling, new wiring harnesses and so on. KTM will only produce 50 units of this race kit every year, which can even be bolted on to a regular RC 390.
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