By Joe Appleton
Table of Contents
- Naked Bike
- Enduro – 4 Stroke
- Enduro – 2 Stroke
- MX – 4 Stroke
- MX – 2 Stroke
Austrian brand KTM has put together an impressive line-up for 2021. 2020 was a trying year for most manufacturers, with trade shows cancelled, grand unveilings put on hold, and release schedules thrown out of the window. Fortunately, KTM is on the ball, with an updated website and a comprehensive list of what we can expect for 2021.
There are a few brand new models, plenty of updates, and one or two surprises that we’re still waiting on. With new Euro5 rules coming into play, a lot of KTMs models will need some tinkering in the engine department, with the likes of the 790 transitioning into a new 890 configuration in some markets.
So, without further ado, here’s the story so far. No doubt there will be a little more shuffling as the months fall off the calendar and models that were expected in late 2020 make an appearance further into the new year, but here’s what to expect from KTM in 2021.
2021 KTM RC 390
The KTM RC 390 is available once again in 2021, but it’s very much the same as it was last year. It hasn’t received any updates, but that’s no bad thing. For years, the KTM RC 390 has been known as a sharp and sophisticated entry-level sports machine that delivers moderate power in a fully-faired and fully-realized sport bike package.
Underneath those angular fairings, the 2021 RC 390 features a 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine—the very same unit that powers the 390 Duke and 390 Adventure. The engine produces a modest 41 horsepower and 26 lb-ft of torque. Though there’s nothing new for 2021, the RC …read more