2017 KTM RC390 Favorites & Fails

Our favorite—and least favorite—aspects of KTM’s RC390

When you ride as many different motorcycles as we do it gives you good perspective on a given bike's strengths and weaknesses. And whether you're shopping for your next bike or just want to be in the know, it's helpful to get an experienced rider's opinion. So as a quick way to convey the highs and lows of the bikes we've been riding we came up with this new video series. Favorites & Fails is exactly what the name suggests, a concise list of the good and bad for the bikes we're riding.

This isn't meant to be a comprehensive evaluation or road test, but rather a candid snapshot, delivered with the same sincerity and honesty we'd show to a friend who wanted our opinion on a given bike. Hopefully you find it helpful or at least informative. Don't agree with us or have a motorcycle you want us to put through the F&F wringer? Feel free to chime in below in the comments section.

This bike by the numbers:

  • Price as Tested: $5,499
  • Displacement: 373cc
  • Measured Wet Weight: 371 lb. (168kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gal. (9.8L)
  • Measured power: 42.5 hp @ 10,250 rpm
  • Measured torque: 24.4 lb.-ft. @ 8300 rpm