KTM RC 390, RC 125 spy shots from Bajaj plant
Spotted right at the Bajaj Auto Chakan plant where it is manufactured for the globe, was the soon to be launched KTM RC 390. This is not the first time that it has been spotted, but the recent spy pictures indicate that the RC390 is well into production with launch expected in India by mid 2014.
Along with the RC 390, RC 125 was also spotted. Both these KTM bikes are manufactured at Bajaj Chakan plant. Though India will not get the RC 125, it will get the RC200. In the images, you can see RC390 and RC125 are minus any sort of camouflage and hence greater details were evident. While being produced in Chakan Pune, RC390 will be sold in India and RC125 will be exported from India to European markets.
KTM RC390 is beefier and more demanding than the Duke 390. It offers better stability and possesses better visual appeal and like its Duke 390 counterpart is also powered by a liquid cooled, single cylinder 373.2cc displacement engine. This allows for peak power of 43.5 ps and 35 Nm torque. KTM RC390 has a top speed of 175 kmph. Duke 390 is priced at Rs 2.10 lakhs, the upcoming RC390 could come in at a price of INR 50,000 more which could put final price at Rs 2.6 lakhs.
KTM RC125 is powered by a 124.7cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine offering 15 hp power and 10.8 Nm torque while being mated to a 6 speed transmission. All three bikes, KTM RC125, RC200 and RC390 share parts with Duke 125, Duke 200 and Duke 390 respectively. While the RC125 and RC200 get black finishes, the RC390 will be seen in white giving each of these bikes a sporty appeal. More details will be revealed closer to launch later this year.