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    2021 KTM RC 125 Launch Price Rs 1.82 L – New RC 200 At Rs 2.09 L

    New KTM RC 1252022 KTM RC range has significant changes across styling, performance, ergonomics and ride dynamics
    After making their global debut a few weeks back, all-new KTM RC range has been launched in India. With the updates, the new RC models now get priced a bit higher. Unofficial bookings for these new-gen bikes were already available at specific KTM dealerships. From today, official bookings open. Updates to RC range are in line with the company’s broader objective to overhaul its entire portfolio.
    New KTM RC 125, RC 200 Prices
    The KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 have been launched at a special introductory Ex-Showroom, Delhi prices of Rs. 2.09 lakh, Rs. 1.82 lakh respectively. Several of the updates are common to both RC 125 and RC 200. For example, the new colour options of orange + black and orange + white are largely the same on both bikes.
    Other updates include blacked-out engine and orange coloured wheels. Differences also exist, for example, RC 125 has LED lights whereas its larger sibling utilizes halogen headlamp. RC 125 has upswept exhaust whereas RC 200 is equipped with an underbelly exhaust.
    Both bikes utilize a new trellis frame that has a bolt-on sub-frame. This is lighter and improves the power to weight ratio. It has resulted in tangible improvements in terms of handling and balance, especially at high speeds. The bikes get a new set of alloy wheels that are lighter.
    New KTM RC 125
    Even the weight of the disc brakes has been reduced. All these changes will allow the rider to register faster lap times in a track environment. For everyday needs, these bikes will have improved agility to handle street ride conditions.
    New RC 125 and RC 200 will use the same engine as earlier. However, these have been tweaked to deliver improved acceleration and more torque. The list of enhancements to the engine include updated cooling system, ultra-hard carbon coated cam levers and larger airbox.
    Power and torque output is 20 hp / 12 Nm for RC 125 and 25.5 hp / 19.5 Nm for RC 200. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed transmission. Both bikes now have larger fuel tank that can store 13.7 litres of fuel.
    New KTM RC Range – 125, 200 and 390
    Features With 2021 KTM RC 125 / 200 In India
    New adjustable handlebarsNew LCD dash instrument clusterIncreased fuel tank volume from 9.5 liters to 13.7 litersNew LED headlight on the KTM RC 200New Halogen headlight on the KTM RC 125New, Larger airboxAll-new stiffer, lighter split-steel trellis frameNew SUPERMOTO ABS on the KTM RC 200New, sharper taillight designNew lighter, high-strength wheelsNew, lighter 320mm front brake disc & 230mm rear brake discCurved radiatorStiffer hollow front axleWind screen with unique laser textureIntegrated front position lamp with front blinkersAluminum cast and split pillion grab
    2021 KTM RC 390 features and specs
    Launch of the new KTM RC 390 is expected to take place soon. Key updates for new RC 390 include a completely redesigned front fascia. The bike gets a new single-piece LED headlight. Wind protection has been improved with the addition of a larger windshield. Headlight is flanked by boomerang-shaped LED DRLs that have integrated turn indicators. Fairing has been updated in a way to ensure improved aerodynamics and optimized airflow.
    Riding posture appears to be slightly more comfortable, as compared to that of the current model. However, much of the track-focused aggressive riding stance has been retained. This is evident in the rear-set foot pegs and low-set clip-on handlebar. Changes can be seen across other components such as position lamp, front fairing, and rear turn signals. A new TFT instrument console has been added that comes with Bluetooth connectivity.
    Engine is the same as earlier, a 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit that makes 44 bhp of max power. With the larger airbox, a higher torque output of 37 Nm has been achieved. Max speed of the bike has gone up by 11 kmph. New RC 390 will rival the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 400, TVS Apache RR310 and upcoming Benelli 302R. More

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    2021 KTM RC 125 Homologated – India Launch Teaser Out

    New Gen KTM RC Launch SoonKTM is expected to launch the new-gen RC models in India in the coming few weeks – Most likely starting with RC 125
    KTM unveiled its new range of RC earlier this month. These models will go on sale in the coming few weeks globally. India launch is expected soon. KTM India has homologated the new gen RC 125 in the country. While the launch has also been teased via their official social media account.
    On a cumulative basis, all three bikes- RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390, have undergone significant updates both over and underneath their skin. For a refreshing change, all three fully-faired motorcycles now look familiar to each other.
    As we already know, bookings for all three motorcycles have commenced at several dealerships across the country. Series production of the bikes has reportedly begun at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan-based manufacturing facility. With all details out, barring prices, we aim to discuss the series of updates witnessed on all three bikes.
    Updated Framework
    For starters, all three RC models are now underpinned by a new framework which is lighter by 1.5kg. The new architecture utilises a trellis frame and a bolt-on rear subframe which gives the motorcycles improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel. All three bikes now boast the same suspension setup comprising 43mm USD forks at front and a mono-shock unit at rear with a braced alloy swingarm. Both units are sourced from WP Apex and offer preload adjustability.
    New Gen KTM RC Launch Soon
    All three entry-level RC motorcycles also get the same braking hardware which consists of a 320mm disc up front and a 230mm rotor at rear chewed down by a 4-piston BYBRE calipers at front and a single-piston caliper at rear. This gives the brakes a sharper bite. Even though larger, the new discs reduce weight by 960 grams.
    The sports bikes ride on newly designed alloy wheels with fewer spokes and open hubs which not only improves handling but also reduces 3.4 kilos from RC 125 and RC 390 and 1kg from RC 200. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard across the lineup to complement the anchorage.
    Overhauled Design
    In terms of design, all three bikes now get a revised front face with a new single LED headlamp flanked by LED DRLs and turn indicators on both sides. Other styling updates include a more muscular fuel tank, redesigned front fairing, a revised tail section and new body graphics. The new-gen RC models look more aerodynamic in nature thanks to the wider fairings.
    New Gen KTM RC 125 Homologated In India
    It is further enhanced with the presence of air vents on the side panels which ensure optimized airflow. The only difference among the three occurs in RC 200 which unlike the other two models gets an underbelly exhaust instead of a side-on upswept exhaust.
    A further distinction between the models is created with new colour options offered with the updated RC range. The entry-level RC 125 will be offered in two paint schemes- first Black with Orange highlights and second White with Orange highlights. Colour options on RC 200 will include White / Orange and Black / Orange while colour options of Blue / Orange shade will be limited to the new-gen RC390 only.
    New KTM RC 125
    Same set of engines, more oomph
    While all three motorcycles are powered by the same engine as their predecessors, KTM has made some improvements to the powertrain department. For instance, the 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine in RC 390 delivers the same power at 44 bhp but greater peak torque of 37 Nm, thanks to a larger airbox. This has also resulted in a higher top speed which has been increased by 11 kmph.
    Moreover, enhancements like ultra-hard carbon coated cam levers and improved engine cooling have resulted in faster acceleration and higher torque delivery. RC 125 continues to derive its energy via a 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine offering 14.5 and 12 Nm of peak torque. RC 200 is powered by a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that dishes out 24.6 bhp and 19.2 Nm of torque. More

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    New KTM RC 125, 200, 390 Front Look Modified Via Render

    2021 KTM RC 200 RenderKTM has introduced significant changes to its RC range across styling, features and ride dynamics
    Auto companies invest a lot of time and effort to ensure their products meet customer expectations. However, as tastes and preferences vary, it’s usually not possible to get positive reaction from each and every user.
    Whenever a new product is introduced, there are bound to be some negative feedback. This has been the case with KTM’s new RC range. Some users have been critical of the front fascia and fairing design of new RC range. In view of this feedback, digital artist Pratyush Rout has come up with an alternative version of new RC range.
    2021 KTM RC Front Modify – Render
    Primary focus of this render is to give a different front look. This is not a complete makeover project. Much of the bike has been retained in its original format. Most changes have been incorporated at the front and sides.
    At the front, stock headlamp has been replaced with a sharper two LED units on each side. These are flanked by LED DRLs have a similar boomerang shape, but there are changes to its angle and placement. Windscreen is now flatter and wider and wears a blacked-out look.
    2021 KTM RC 125 Render
    Another key change is the sleek rear view mirrors that have been equipped with an auxiliary set of LED lights. All these changes have helped achieve a dominating street presence for the bike. These changes have been introduced in a precise manner, so as not to disturb the aerodynamic properties of the bike.
    At the sides, fairing has been expanded to merge seamlessly with the fuel tank. It fills the gaps that can be seen on original RC motorcycles. Changes to the fairing ensure a more cohesive look and feel for the bike’s components. The fairing also gets new graphics. Apart from these, rest of the bike is the same as the original version.
    KTM new RC range details
    While new RC 125 and RC 200 have much in common, they have some unique features. For example, RC 125 uses LED headlamp whereas RC 200 has halogen light. Another key difference is upswept side exhaust for RC 125 and underbelly exhaust for RC 200. There are variations in colour options as well. Both bikes get an updated trellis frame with bolt-on sub-frame.
    2021 KTM RC 390 Render
    Talking about suspension, RC 125 gets WP Apex open cartridge fork whereas RC 200 has WP Apex big piston fork. At the rear, both bikes get a new WP Apex shock absorber. Engine is the same as earlier for both bikes. However, KTM has carried out some tweaks to ensure higher torque delivery and faster acceleration.
    Changes on RC 390 are not very different from that of RC 125 and RC 200. The bike gets a new single-piece LED headlight flanked by LED DRLs. Other components such as handlebar, front fairing, and turn indicators have been updated. A new TFT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity has been added. Engine is the same as earlier, but torque output has been increased to 37 Nm. This pushes the top speed of the bike by a good 11 kmph. More

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    KTM India Sales, Exports Aug 2021 – Duke, RC 125, 200, 250, 390 ADV

    Image – Indori MotoroidsKTM domestic sales and exports dipped both in terms of YoY and MoM basis
    In August 2021, KTM domestic sales stood at 4,389 units, down 38.32 percent over 7,116 units sold in August 2020. De-growth was reported across the all models in the company lineup except for the KTM 250. The decline in sales is probably due to the fact that KTM is getting ready to launch their new RC range in India.
    KTM Domestic Sales – Aug 2021
    Topping the domestic sales list was the KTM 250. Sales of the KTM 250 range (Duke + ADV) increased marginally on a YoY basis by 3.81 percent to 1,444 units but saw a substantial MoM sales pitch with a 44.11 percent growth as against 1,002 units sold in July 2021.  Share in the company lineup increased from 22.54 percent held in July 2021 to 32.90 percent in the past month.
    Sales of KTM 200 (Duke + RC) with 1,428 units sold, were down 52.27 percent over 2,992 units sold in August 2020. MoM sales dipped 29.27 percent as against 2,019 units sold in July 2021. This model also commanded the share charts with a 32.54 percent share held in August 2021, down from 45.41 percent held in July 2021.
    Domestic sales of KTM 125 (Duke + RC) have dipped substantially on a YoY basis by 61.14 percent to 757 units, down from 1,948 units sold in August 2020. MoM sales remained flat at 749 units sold in July 2021, a growth of just 1.07 percent. Same was the case for KTM 390 that suffered YoY de-growth to 760 units in August 2021 down from 785 units sold in August 2020 while MoM sales increased 12.43 percent over 676 units sold in July 2021.
    KTM India Sales, Exports Aug 2021 vs Aug 2020 (YoY)
    KTM Exports
    Shipments to global markets dipped both in terms of YoY and MoM basis. August 2021 exports dipped 27.84 percent to 2,810 units, down from 3,894 units shipped in August 2020. In July 2021 shipments had stood at 6,832 units relating to a 58.87 percent MoM de-growth.
    KTM 390 (RC + ADV + Duke) was no longer the most in demand KTM for export market. KTM 390 range reported de-growth on YoY and MoM basis. Exports in August 2021 stood at 400 units, down 80.87 percent over 2,091 units shipped in August 2020. Shipments in July 2021 had been at 2,791 units, relating to an 85.67 percent de-growth.
    KTM 200 and 250 exports increased 76.56 percent and 108.04 percent respectively in August 2021 to 1,582 units and 828 units, up from 896 units and 398 units exported in August 2020. Exports dipped 23.76 percent and 31.46 percent respectively, over 2,075 units and 1,208 units exported during the previous month. Ending the month with nil exports was KTM 125 (RC + Duke). Exports in August 2020 had stood at 509 units while in July 2021 758 units were exported.
    KTM India Sales, Exports Aug 2021 vs Jul 2021 (MoM)
    KTM Electric Plans
    The electric vehicle segment is heating up with new offerings and large scale bookings. KTM and Husqvarna are working on electric two-wheelers which are likely to be built in India. However, it remains to be seen if these will actually be introduced to our markets. For now, Husqvarna seems to have readied an electric scooter (Vektorr) and an electric motorcycle (E-Pilen) – both of which were on display at the 2021 IAA recently in Munich. More

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    Updated KTM RC 125 India Launch Likely This Month – Rivals Yamaha R15

    New KTM RC 125
    Upon its launch, the new KTM RC 125 will lock its horns against Yamaha YZF R15 V3 and is expected to be priced around Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom)
    A few days ago, KTM officially unveiled its updated range of RC models for the global market including RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390. The new generation RC models have received a plethora of upgrades over the current-gen models in terms of styling as well as dynamics.
    The Austrian brand is likely to kickstart the new-gen models with launch of the entry-level model of the RC range. Like its more powerful siblings, RC 125 gets significant styling updates in comparison to its predecessor. The fully-faired sports bike takes design inspiration from RC8 that has now been discontinued in the global market.
    Updated Design
    Speaking of its design, the new-gen RC 125 adopts a curvier styling which appears more aerodynamic in nature thanks to the multiple cuts and creases along the new body panels. Upfront, the fascia has been completely revised which now features a new single-pod LED headlamp unit, a stark departure from the twin-beam headlights in the outgoing model. The headlight is flanked by trendy boomerang-shaped LED DRLs on both sides which double up as turn indicators.
    Major updates have been made to the side fairings which are larger and lighter and provide aerodynamic support with large air dams. The new RC 125 rolls on new 5-spoke alloy wheels which are lighter than the ones on the current model. The fuel tank looks even more muscular with a larger 13.7-litre capacity. Other notable styling highlights include a clip-on handlebar, a raised tail section, a split seating setup, and a swept-up exhaust.
    New KTM RC125
    New Colour Schemes, Features
    The entry-level supersport motorcycle will receive new colour schemes in offing which include two dual-tone options including white with orange and black with orange colour options. Orange-coloured alloy rims further lend the bike its signature KTM visual appeal. Riding posture remains committed with slightly rear-centred footpegs and a short handlebar.
    Updates have also been made to the equipment which now gets a new LCD instrument cluster. The latest console should also provide connectivity in the form of Bluetooth. Further, it also gets a full LED lighting setup.
    Upgraded Performance
    Major updates have been made underneath the skin of the bike including a new trellis frame with a bolt-on rear subframe which is 1.5 kg lighter. The new frame ensures better control and handling at high speeds. Suspension duties are handled by USD forks at front and a mono-shock unit at rear embraced by an alloy swingarm. These are factory tuned to deliver better track performance.
    Small updates made to the powertrain also claimed to have improved the performance vastly. The new-gen RC 125 will feature the same 124.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which pumps out 14.5 bhp and 12 Nm of peak torque in the current model. In the upcoming iteration, these figures are expected to be slightly higher thanks to a new cooling system with a larger airbox – resulting in ultra-slick throttle response. More

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    KTM RC 125, RC 200 New-Gen Makes Global Debut Ahead Of Launch

    New KTM RC Range – 125, 200 and 390KTM has carried out major changes across styling, ergonomics, chassis and ride dynamics
    While they have been spotted on road tests in India, new-gen KTM RC 125 and RC 200 have made their global debut. These track-ready bikes are expected to be available for sale in India and international markets later this year. KTM has also unveiled new RC 390, which gets a major overhaul similar to its smaller capacity siblings.
    2022 KTM RC 125, RC 200 style updates
    Both bikes get MotoGP inspired styling, something similar to that of KTM RC16. Bodywork has been completely redesigned, ensuring a sportier look and feel. Updates to the bodywork have improved overall aerodynamics, which translates into higher top speed.
    New KTM RC Range – 125, 200 and 390
    It also ensures better wind protection. While both bikes have similar headlamp design, RC 125 uses LED lights in comparison to halogen unit on RC 200. LED DRLs are the same on both bikes.
    In other changes, RC 125 utilizes an upswept side exhaust whereas RC 200 comes with an underbelly exhaust. Both bikes have two colour options each, primarily a combo of orange + black and orange + white. However, the white shade on RC 200 has a tinge of grey in it. Orange coloured wheels and frame and blacked-out engine are among the key similarities between new RC 125 and RC 200.
    KTM RC 125 Specs – 1
    2022 KTM RC 125, RC 200 functional updates
    To achieve improved power to weight ratio, KTM has carried out a range of upgrades. The new trellis frame with bolt-on sub-frame is 1.5 kg lighter. The new frame ensures better control and handling at high speeds.
    KTM RC 125 Specs – 2
    In a track environment, it results in faster lap times. Braking system has been upgraded with 320 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at rear. Even though larger, the new discs reduce weight by 960 grams.
    Similarly, the new design of the wheels has made them lighter. While RC 125 wheels save 3.4 kg, the bigger sibling reduces 1 kg of rotating unsprung mass. In practical terms, the lighter wheels ensure quicker turn-in in track environment and higher durability in street ride conditions.
    KTM RC 200 Specs – 1
    Suspension system comprises WP Apex open cartridge fork for RC 125 and WP Apex big piston fork for RC 200. Both bikes have a new WP Apex shock absorber at the rear. Factory settings of suspension system have been revised to ensure a sportier ride.
    In terms of ergonomics, the clip-on handlebars come with adjustability function. They can be raised up to 10mm for a more relaxed ride during every day commutes. Seating comfort has been improved with use of thicker, ergonomically designed foam. Digital instrument console has been revised on both bikes. While RC 125 gets an all-new TFT dashboard, the bigger sibling gets a new LCD dashboard.
    KTM RC 200 Specs – 2
    2022 KTM RC 125, RC 200 engine
    While engine is the same as earlier on both bikes, it comes with a range of improvements such as faster acceleration and higher torque delivery. Some of the key enhancements include larger airbox, ultra-hard carbon coated cam levers and improved engine cooling.
    New KTM RC 125 generates 20 hp of max power and 12 Nm of peak torque. RC 200 makes 25.5 hp / 19.5 Nm. Both engines are mated to 6-speed transmission. In other updates, fuel tank size has been increased to 13.7 litres. This means fewer stops at the fuel station. More

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    2022 KTM RC 390 Makes Global Debut – First Official Walkaround

    2022 KTM RC 390Launch of the 2022 KTM RC 390 in India is set to take place later this year – It is expected to be priced at a slight premium over the outgoing model
    KTM is currently in the process of overhauling almost its entire lineup and the Austrian brand has started with its RC range of superbikes. The first bike of the new generation models to hit Indian showrooms will be RC 390. The new-gen model of the flagship entry-level superbike from KTM in India has made its global debut.
    Bookings for the new-gen model have unofficially commenced at certain dealerships. The motorcycle is expected to be launched in the coming few weeks as production has reportedly begun at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan-based manufacturing facility. Along with the RC390, KTM has also revealed the new gen RC125 and the RC200 today.
    Upadted Design
    The new RC 390 has made some radical updates both on and underneath its skin. While previous spy shots left many KTM fans polarised regarding the design of RC 390, the bike looks much better in its final production spec. The fully-faired motorcycle gets a completely redesigned front end with a new single-piece LED headlight and a larger windshield.
    The headlight is flanked by sleek LED DRLs which double up as turn indicators when needed. Other styling updates include a more muscular fuel tank, redesigned front fairing, a revised tail section and new body graphics. The latest iteration of RC 390 looks more aerodynamic in nature hence the wider fairings. It is further enhanced with the presence of air vents on the side panels which ensure optimized airflow.
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    Feature & Structural Updates
    Riding ergonomics is expected to remain aggressive yet slightly more comfortable than the outgoing model with a low-set clip-on handlebar, rear-set footpegs and a forward-leaning seating posture. Revised front fairing, turn indicators, and position lamps are also part of the overhaul. It also receives a new TFT instrument console compatible with Bluetooth connectivity.
    2022 KTM RC 390 Specs – 1
    The new RC 390 has undergone significant changes underneath its skin. This includes an updated chassis that features a new bolt-on rear sub-frame. Suspension duties will be handled by USD forks at front and a mono-shock unit at the rear with a braced alloy swingarm. Suspension is adjustable. Braking hardware has been made stronger, therefore, it should provide more confidence to riders.
    Engine Spcs
    The Austrian bikemaker hasn’t tinkered with the bike’s heart. The new RC 390 continues to be powered by the same 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that dishes out 44 bhp. Torque output has been increased to 37 Nm, (thanks to larger airbox) resulting in a higher top speed (increased by 11 kmph). Engine heat dissipation has been improved, delivering better riding comfort.
    2022 KTM RC 390 Specs – 2
    The engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick-shifter and a slipper clutch. Upon its launch, KTM RC 390 will go head-on against other sports tourers such as TVS Apache RR 310, Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the upcoming Benelli 302R. More

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    KTM India Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Ownership Benefits Announced

    Image for reference. Credit – Adarsh SureshSpecial benefits from KTM are being offered for a limited period of time on all KTM and Husqvarna models booked from 18 August 2021 onwards
    KTM brand is widely credited for giving impetus to the premium segment of motorcycles in India. Offerings from the Austrian brand are especially known for their exceptional performance and cater to a large section of enthusiastic riders across the country. The company is now celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Indian market.
    Over the course of a decade, the bikemaker has gone on to become a reputed brand for sporty motorcycles. First launched in 2012, KTM has grown from a portfolio of just two models in only one segment to eleven models under three different segments including Naked, Supersport and Adventure in India.
    The company currently offers motorcycles for different purposes with different engine displacements ranging from 125cc to 390cc. To mark its 10th anniversary in India, KTM has introduced a range of benefits for its consumers.
    These special offers are valid on all new KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles sold in the country. The Husqvarna brand of motorcycles, a Swedish subsidiary of KTM, made its debut in India early last year.
    Image – KTM Kollam
    Special Benefits on offer
    The Austrian bikemaker is offering a free three-year warranty extension in addition to the standard two-year warranty. This effectively translates to a 5-year free warranty package. Other benefits include a complimentary one-year roadside assistance and a 50 percent discount on Pro-Experiences. These offers will be valid for a limited period of time on all KTM and Husqvarna models booked on or after 18 August 2021.
    KTM introduced Pro-Experiences last year which offers a range of expert curated ride experiences across trails, tarmac and track for its owners The bikemaker hasn’t yet specified an exact end date for the offers to expire, however, it will be communicated subsequently. Apart from the benefits listed above, customers can also avail retail finance schemes covering up to 95 percent of the loan amount.
    Updated KTM Range
    According to Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd., KTM currently has 500 showrooms and workshops across India. The brand is currently looking to overhaul almost its entire lineup with new generation models which will be launched starting in a few weeks. These include new-gen models of RC 200, Duke 200, Duke 250, RC 390, Duke 390 and Adventure 390.
    In all probability, KTM will launch the new-gen model of its flagship RC 390 first. Booking for the upcoming iteration of the supersport motorcycle has commenced at certain dealerships unofficially at an unspecified token amount ranging between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000. The new Rc 390 is expected to undergo radical upgrades both on top and underneath its skin. More