A sports bike in its purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Agile; fast; suitable for A2 driving license and extremely sporty. Whether you are on country roads or the racetrack; the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey pure race feeling. The handling â€“ simply spectacular. The performance â€“ incredible. The power â€“ awesome.
Features may include:
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm enables the rider to have a secure stand while also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling. For MY 2016; rider’s seat will be even more comfortable with 12 mm thicker cushion.
The clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.
For MY 2016 the clutch and the brake lever are adjustable; to get the pressure points exactly to where the rider wants them.
A steel fuel tank with 10l capacity (including 1;5l reserve) has been developed for the RC; perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design; together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine; the RC achieves even in the sportiest manner of riding a considerable range.
The advanced design windshield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensures incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.
The brand new bodywork; footrests and pedals not only provide a unique supersport look but also help the RC to master extreme cornering by allowing a greater leaning angle.
The twin headlight opens a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matches with the racing supersport look of RC.
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look; the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.
As a special feature; the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure; which not only look sporty but also contribute to the perfect aerodynamics.
The state-of-the-art; liquid cooled; single-cylinder; four-stroke 375ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts; four valves and electronic fuel injection; already equipped in the Duke 390 provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft; delivers the highest level of smoothness. Because of the KTM-typical compact design with stacked transmission shafts the engine has an unbelievable low weight of 36kg. Combine that with technical details like a forged piston; Nikasil-cylinder-coating and forced feed lubrication with power-promoting body-evacuation and you get an engine which provides a remarkable 44hp. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/8Ah battery.
Saves power; helps in slides: The new slipper clutch not only opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high; it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you open up the throttle. The former prevents annoying rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating â€“ and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with the little finger â€“ which saves energy when riding.