KTM trio RC390, RC200 and RC125 together in a new video
KTM’s all new RC variants, RC390, 200 and 125 premièred at the 71st edition of EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan last year. All three manufactured by KTM’s partner Bajaj, at their Chakan plant near Pune, India will soon get he first two, RC390 and RC200 motorcycles which are scheduled to be launched in India later this year. Already spotted in India, while making test runs, here is an official video of the three new KTM motorcycles – Ready to Race.
KTM will sell its RC range through their Indian partner Bajaj Auto, which currently markets KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 in the country. The RC lineup is based on the Duke models with some notable changes. These fully faired bikes are suitable for track racing and receive dual headlights, fairing mounted rear view mirrors and LED tail lights drawing attention to its chiseled rear end.
Identical in engine configurations to the Duke cousins, RC 390 will be powered by a 375cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine generates 43 bhp power and 35 Nm torque. RC200 receives a 200cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine and generates 25 bhp while RC 125 generates 15 bhp. However, one major difference between the RC and Duke models lies in its suspension travel. KTM has given the RC bikes a stiffer setup for tracks and a sportier riding position with clip on handle bars unlike what is seen on board the Duke counterparts.
RC390, 200 and 125 comes in with Bosch 9MB anti lock braking system, 300 mm disc brakes in the front and 230mm brakes at the rear. RC 390 and RC 200 have already entered production and could make its way into India soon (see latest spy shot from Bajaj plant here). No pricing details have been revealed but you can expect RC390 to carry a price tag of INR 2.2-2.5 lakhs while RC 200 could be priced at INR 1.40 -1.55 lakhs.