More than a year since its global introduction, the 2022 KTM RC390 has finally landed in Malaysia with a recommended selling price of RM33,800.
- KTM claimed the new RC390 is heavily inspired by the firm’s effort in MotoGP.
- The 2022 KTM RC390 features lighter frame, increased aerodynamics and higher torque engine.
Despite the long wait, the official introduction of the latest generation RC390 will put a smile on the brand loyalist.
Coming in new for 2022 is a reworked front fairing to accommodate a new single-piece LED headlight.
Moving on to the bike’s overall look, KTM claimed that MotoGP-derived lines and graphics heavily inspire the new RC390.
Interestingly, the entire body structures are now easily removable thanks to a redesigned mounting systems that allow the use of fewer fasteners and clips.
Not only the new bodywork is more aerodynamic thanks to the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) process, but it also removes the flow of hot air coming from the engine.
Thanks to MotoGP derived technology; the new RC390 is equipped with a 1.5kg lighter frame, 3.4kg lighter wheels and 1kg lighter ByBre brake callipers.
The new RC390 also features state-of-art hardware, including an updated WP Apex upside/down fork with 30-step compression and rebound and a new WP Apex rear shock (adjustable) absorber.
Thanks to Euro 5 requirements, RC390 now feature a single-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine with twin overhead camshaft, 4-valve and electronic fuel injection.
The 2022 model also delivers a higher torque thanks to a newly designed airbox and a new engine mapping.
Other exciting features include:
- new TFT instrument cluster
- SUPERMOTO ABS
- Lean Angle Sensitive Cornering ABS
- Cornering MTC
- Quickshifter+ (optional)