Mad but Mag­i­cal; Fast but Friendly

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It’s quite ev­i­dent that the world has re­alised what a cracker of a per­for­mance ma­chine the KTM RC390 is. But this time I’m not go­ing to talk about its rad­i­cal power or its hot-knife-through-but­ter kind of han­dling. This time I am go­ing to stress the fac­tor that ag­gres­sive as it may look, this bike is gen­tle and for­giv­ing.

I’ve clocked 15,000 kilo­me­tres on this Aus­trian beauty and I must say that you can com­mute on a su­pers­port. Yes, the lower set clip-ons and high seat make it a bit dif­fi­cult in rush-hour traf­fic but that is like pick­ing only the rot­ten fruit from hun­dreds of good ones. It has the race bike pro­por­tions, no doubt, but it doesn’t mean it can­not be your ev­ery­day bike. The more you trust it, the more it pro­tects you thanks to the ABS and the su­per-sticky Met­zeler rub­ber.

In the city it isn’t a big deal as some peo­ple make it out to be. KTM ob­vi­ously fig­ured out that not ev­ery rider who buys their prod­uct will go to the race­track and in that sense the RC390 is a great road bike and an ex­tra­or­di­nary high­way ma­niac. Forty-four PS is all the power you need for a city like Ben­galuru and the same power is enough for those fast week­end rides.

KTM have nailed it by mak­ing it a great race bike and an ex­tra­or­di­nary road bike in the same setup. Ku­dos to them. All in all, if you’re look­ing for a su­pers­port ma­chine, look no fur­ther. KTM have got you cov­ered. Rahul Al­lan, Ben­galuru Dear Rahul,

Thank you for con­tin­u­ing to write in about your long-term ex­pe­ri­ence of the KTM RC390. We are glad to read that you find so much joy and value in your ma­chine.

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