Aprilia RS 457 vs KTM RC 390 – the battle of the sports bikes in India

Sep 26, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

Aprilia RS 457 unveiled in India

The Aprilia RS 457 supersport has been unveiled in India, ahead of its launch in October.

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To take on the KTM RC 390

The Aprilia RS 457 will take on the KTM RC 390, which is one of the most popular sports bikes in the country.

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Aprilia RS 457 – Expected to be priced around ₹4 lakh | KTM RC 390 – ₹3.2 lakh.

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The Aprilia RS 457 and the KTM RC 390 both feature a sporty design. While the RS 458 features a triple LED headlamp setup with LED DRLs, sleek tail lamp and split-type seats, the RC 390 comes with sharp LED headlight with DRLs, split seats and a TFT display.

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Aprilia RS 457 – 457cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine | KTM RC 390 – 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine

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Aprilia RS 457 – 47 hp of power and 49Nm of peak torque | KTM RC 390 – 43 hp of power and 37Nm of peak torque.

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Top speed

Aprilia RS 457 – 180 km per hour | KTM RC 390 – 169 km per hour

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Wheel and disc brakes

Both the bikes come with 17-inch wheels with disc brakes at both ends.

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Aprilia RS 457 – TFT display, optional quickshifter, Bluetooth connectivity, large fuel tank and more | KTM RC 390 – TFT display, switchgear, optional quickshifter, large fuel tank and more.

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