KTM RC 390, RC 200 launch on 9th September 2014 in Pune
Word is officially out, launch of much awaited KTM RC 390 and RC 200 sports bikes is set to take place on 9th of September 2014 in Pune.
Still no word on commencement of official booing yet, assumption of order-books opening a day before or after launch remains. Nevertheless, unofficial pre-launch bookings are taken up by dealers at advance payment of about Rs. 30,000. Even after launch, it is doubtful if test ride units will be immediately available at all dealership outlets across the country, some dealers say it will take time and fans may have to book RC 390 by riding and learning the power of Duke 390 instead, as both will have same engine. Same goes with KTM RC 200; showrooms may offer Duke 200 test motorcycles for test. Post launch and booking, waiting period for KTM RC 200 and RC 390 will be about a month. Based on number of bookings both bikes will see, waiting period may extend if orders exceed production capacity. Since these are not volume products, said case might happen quick.
KTM RC 200 and RC 390 are expected to receive overwhelming response as Duke 200 and 390 proved themselves to be a great value / power for money and we might see more fans for full faired models. Now that Yamaha R25 launch is delayed to early 2015 at the least, KTM RC models will see less competition. Launch of Hero HX250R is expected to happen in November 2014 and Mahindra Mojo 300 is expected to launch around the same time, so KTM RC variants will be the only bikes in limelight.