KTM RC 390 and RC 200 India launch on 9th September?
KTM RC 390 and RC 200 were first showcased at the 2013 EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show). Almost ready for launch, unconfirmed reports claim that both bikes will be launched together, on the same day – 9th September in India.
Based on the Duke counterparts, the RC series comes with no change in power output or any other tuning. Just like Duke 200, the RC 200 will also generate maximum power of 25 bhp and peak torque of 19.2 Nm. Same goes for the RC 390, it will generate 43.5 bhp and 35 Nm torque, exactly like in Duke 390. Gearbox and gear ratios too remain same.
Changes on board these new KTMs will be LED DRLs, full front fairing, dual headlights, new seat design (which seems even more uncomfortable for the pillion than in Duke 390), new instrument cluster, and new mirrors. Riding posture is slightly improved for touring, wheelbase is shortened, ground clearance is increased, fuel tank capacity is reduced (10 liters, instead of 11 in Duke’s), and weight has been increased. Also, ABS is going to be standard on both RC 200 and RC 390.
More details will be revealed when the bikes are officially launched next month. Price for the RC 200 is expected to be in the upwards of Rs 2 lakhs while that of RC 390 will be above Rs 2.5 lakhs (on road Mumbai). Bookings have already commenced across KTM dealerships in India at an advance payment of Rs 30,000.