2015 KTM Duke 390 And RC 390 Coming To USA

After a fantastic success in European and Asian markets, Austrian manufacturer KTM is all set to launch two new bikes- 2015 KTM Duke 390 and RC 390 in USA. Both bikes are described as higher displacement motorcycles while KTM aims to make the most use of the recent love of the US market for lesser displacement bikes. Both the bikes will be available in US at impressive introductory price tags.

KTM 390-1

Image- KTM RC 390

RC 390 is the fully faired sibling of Duke 390. These bikes are agile, fast and sporty and give a pure racing feeling whether the rider is on racetrack or country roads.

The Bajaj Chakan facility in Maharashtra manufactures small capacity KTM bikes like RC125, RC 390 and their naked siblings in India and exports these bikes to Malaysia, China, Thailand, Austria and Germany. Now, Bajaj will be also be exporting these bikes to USA from the same facility.

KTM 390-2

Image- KTM RC 390

Technical Specifications of 2015 RC 390 and Duke 390


  • Design: single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
  • Displacement: 373.2 cm³
  • Bore: 89 mm
  • Stroke: 60 mm
  • Performance: 32 kW (43 hp)
  • Starting aid: Electric starter
  • Transmission: 6 speed, claw shifted
  • Engine lubrication: Wet sump
  • Primary gear ratio: 30:80
  • Secondary gear ratio: 15:45
  • Cooling system: Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump.
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated.
  • Ignition system: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment.


  • Frame: Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
  • Fork: WP Suspension Up Side Down
  • Shock absorber: WP Monoshock
  • Suspension travel front: 125 mm (150 for Duke 390)
  • Suspension travel rear: 150 mm
  • Brake system Front: Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
  • Brake system Rear: Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
  • Brake discs: diameter Front 300 mm
  • Brake discs: diameter Rear 230 mm
  • Chain: 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
  • Steering head angle: 66.5°(65° for Duke 390)
  • Wheel base: 1,340±15 mm (1,367±15 mm for Duke 390)
  • Ground clearance (unloaded): 178.5 mm
  • Seat height (unloaded): 820 mm
  • Total fuel tank capacity approx.: 10L Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
  • Dry weight: 147 kg (139 kg for Duke 390)

KTM 390-3

Image- KTM Duke 390

Other Features

  • The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals of the bikes not only provide a unique supersport look but also help the bikes to master extreme cornering.
  • New twin headlight opens a new direction for KTM style.
  • Wheels have grippy Metzeler tyres – 110 mm wide at the front and 150 mm at the rear.

KTM 390-4

Image- KTM Duke 390

Availability and Price

The Duke390 will be available in United States market for $4,999 and its fully-faired sibling, the RC390 will be available at the $5,499. The bikes will hit the dealership in the market soon in 2015. For more updates, stay tuned.

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