Back in September of last year, KTM made headlines after they revealed the 2022 RC 390. Now, the newest version of the RC 390 is finally available in the Philippines and it’s assembled in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
According to KTM, “the 2022 KTM RC 390 is a step forward when it comes to eye-catching race bike styling and everyday performance.” With a collection of essential premium parts, such as a fully-adjustable 43mm WP APEX open cartridge USD fork, fully-adjustable WP Apex rear shock absorber, lightweight aluminum wheels, and an impressive technology package, the new generation RC 390 promises to live up to its indisputable reputation as “The Everyday Racer”.
At the heart of the 2022 KTM RC 390 is the proven Euro 4 373cc liquid-cooled, ultra-compact single-cylinder four-stroke motor with revised engine mapping and a 40% bigger airbox for improved torque figures and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery with every twist of the throttle. A slipper clutch prevents the rear wheel from locking up under hard deceleration. Improved airflow throughout the engine allows the KTM RC 390 to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap, or charge through rush hour traffic.
New to the RC 390 are the Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Cornering ABS with Supermoto Mode, and Quickshiter +. The MTC reacts in a matter of milliseconds if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. The new Supermoto ABS mode allows the rider more freedom when it comes to hard braking without compromising on safety. This is done by deactivating ABS functionality on the rear wheel which allows the rider to slide the rear into a corner.
The standard Quickshifter + allows you to upshift or downshift gears without using the clutch. This means quicker shift times, improved rear wheel traction, smoother acceleration, and the distinct racetrack sound. The 2022 KTM RC 390 also features an all-new TFT LCD instrument panel that gives you all the important information you need, as well as a gear indicator.
The 2022 KTM RC 390 comes out in Factory Racing-inspired colors and an SRP of PHP 335,000. The 2022 KTM RC 390 is now available at select KTM Authorized Dealers nationwide.