The KTM RC 390 is perhaps in many motorcycle riders’ wishlist. With a very affordable SRP of less than three hundred thousand (which, of course, can be acquired through financing), this tollways-legal motorcycle can also be attained realistically (unlike the bigger and more expensive sportbikes) for many motorcycle riders.

Since its introduction, the RC 390 hasn’t really undergone any major design refresh, save for the TFT screen and newer decals. Just this month, however, Austrian magazine, Motorrad Magazin shared on their social media what seems to be spy photos of the new RC 390.


Though it is highly unlikely that there will be major revisions of the engine, it is definitely going to be Euro 5-compliant. The same goes with the chassis, as the new model will likely utilize the existing frame it shares with the Duke 390.

On the more obvious side, the upcoming RC 390 seems to have refreshed bodywork. KTM had trimmed down the RC’s beak, while the headlight has a shape similar to larger KTM's like the Duke 1290R.

Assuming that this is the upcoming RC 390, the upcoming domestic model will surely be built here in the Philippines, at the Ayala’s KAMMI plant in Sta. Rosa Laguna.