Motorbike

KTM RC390 review

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Details
Manufacturer:
KTM
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 4999
Overall
3
The RC 390 has pushed the limits of A2 and taken the class to a level it needs to go to, one of outright excitement, not just excitement within boundaries
ABS as standard, bags of fun, handles well, A2 licence friendly, comes with decent tyres
Brakes could be stronger and shock is too soft for heavier riders, finish not as good as Ninja 300 or CBR300

YOU can get a pilot's licence at 17 but to do a single motorcycle test for a full, unrestricted bike licence, you must be 24.

Any younger and as a new rider you'll have to spend time restricted to 48hp (35kw) with an A2 licence.

That makes A2 motorcycles one of the most important classes there is - and KTM's new RC 390 has instantly become one of the most important machines in the class.

In a market that will demand excitement, the RC 390 delivers it possibly more than anything else currently available.

At 43.5hp, it doesn't make the maximum power allowed under A2 rules. However, because it's light, it does make bang on the optimum power-to-weight ratio allowed, at 0.2kw/kg.


Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/ktm-rc-390-first-ride-review/25468.html#ixzz3Gn3rgpzb

YOU can get a pilot's licence at 17 but to do a single motorcycle test for a full, unrestricted bike licence, you must be 24.

Any younger and as a new rider you'll have to spend time restricted to 48hp (35kw) with an A2 licence.

That makes A2 motorcycles one of the most important classes there is - and KTM's new RC 390 has instantly become one of the most important machines in the class.

In a market that will demand excitement, the RC 390 delivers it possibly more than anything else currently available.

At 43.5hp, it doesn't make the maximum power allowed under A2 rules. However, because it's light, it does make bang on the optimum power-to-weight ratio allowed, at 0.2kw/kg.


Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/ktm-rc-390-first-ride-review/25468.html#ixzz3Gn3rgpzb

ABS as standard, bags of fun, handles well, A2 licence friendly, comes with decent tyres
Brakes could be stronger and shock is too soft for heavier riders, finish not as good as Ninja 300 or CBR300