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KTM RC 390 spied again, RC 200 launch too on 9th Sept ’14

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While KTM RC 390 is caught testing again and again over last few weeks, we still haven’t seen much of RC 200 out on the streets. But we have word from a dealer in Bangalore that launch of RC390 and RC200 will happen on same day, 9th September 2014. We haven’t gotten confirmation from the company yet.

KTM RC 390 spied 12Dealer also mentioned that official booking will commence only on a day before or after launch. Unofficial bookings are not being taken by all dealers, some have started at advance payment of Rs. 30,000. Interestingly, there are some dealerships who suggest KTM RC 390 will arrive only by end of 2014 or early 2015. It is apparent that KTM maintains tight lips and wants to take us all by surprise. The dealer added that test ride units will not be available immediately after launch and waiting period will be about a month.

KTM RC 390 spied 11Since KTM Duke 390 and RC 390 share same 373.2 cc water cooled engine sending 44 PS maximum power and 35 Nm peak torque out, customers will have a good idea of what RC 390 will be like on road, and they would have no problem going ahead with booing before meeting the ride in person. Same goes with case of KTM RC 200, until full faired versions arrive at showrooms, customers will be given Duke bikes for test ride. KTM Duke 200 / RC 200 houses 199.5 cc liquid cooled engine churning out 25.8 PS max. power and 19 Nm peak torque. Both engines, meaning 200 and 400, will be mated to 6 speed transmission.

There is no information on price of KTM RC 390 and RC 200 yet, we stick to our speculation that former would be priced between Rs. 2.1 and Rs. 2.3 lakhs and latter between Rs. 1.5 lakhs and 1.8 lakhs.

Also read:

KTM RC390 spied without camouflage before bookings open.

KTM RC 390 and RC 200 India launch on 9th September?

KTM RC 390 spied 10Spyshots via – KTM RC 390 – India


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  • vivek

    See this bike testing in Lonawala on 1th August however could not take pics(black & white). Could not identify if it was RC 200 to 390…. tail light and headlight were differentiators however bike had visual low profile on road (comparing performance..)… let see how it looks in showrooms..

    • Ashwin Ram

      Thats nice…
      Were you able to get the exhaust note??

    • sagar112

      Dear Vivek, thank you for the info. The bikes you saw, were both – 200 and 390. The black fairing is RC 200 and the white fairing is RC 390. We too are waiting to see the bike in real once launched 🙂