Based on the Duke 200 and Duke 390, the price of RC Series is about Rs 20k to Rs 25k. Speaking to a dealer in Delhi today, Duke 200 is priced at Rs 1.35 lakhs while Duke 390 is priced at Rs 1.85 lakhs (ex-showroom). The on road price of the Duke cousin’s in Delhi are Rs 1.50 lakhs and Rs 2.06 lakhs respectively.
Both the KTM models RC 200 and RC 390 boast of WP suspension system with inverted telescopic forks in the front and monoshocks at the rear. The two KTM models get dual headlamp elements, LED daytime running lights and share a host of other updates and can only be told apart due to their color themes and badges. Another important point to be noted, RC 200, just like the Duke 200, does not come with ABS and Metzeler tyres. However, the RC 390, just like the Duke 390 will get both these as standard.
KTM RC 200 and RC 390 offer an upright riding stance as seen on street fighters adding to its sporty appeal while steering angle and wheelbase has been modified for added handling facilities. Steering angle has been increased as compared to that seen on the Duke counterparts from 65 degrees to 66.5 degrees while wheelbase is reduced by 27mm.
As far as techspecs is concerned, the rumours about RC 200 and RC 390 having different gear ratios which offered higher top speed, were refuted. Only one variant will on offer, and it has the same techspecs as that of Duke 200 and Duke 390. RC 200 will come with 200 cc engine delivering 25 hp power and 19 Nm torque, whereas the RC 390 will have 373 cc engine generating 43 hp power and 35 Nm torque. Both bikes come with 6 speed gearbox and a liquid cooled engine.
KTM has seen enormous success where KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 are concerned and expect that the new KTM RC 200 and RC 390 will be as well accepted by biking aficionados in the country. Bookings will officially commence from tomorrow (unofficial bookings have already begun), across their 150 dealers in India. Booking amount is set at Rs 30,000.
For those who would like to customize, Bajaj offers two styling options – called Style and Race, as seen in the image below. Regular variants will be available in just one colour scheme, white for RC 390 and Black for RC 200.
KTM RC390 and RC 200 Launched
- Supersport RC Motorcycles to be based on KTM’s Moto3 winning experience
- Bookings to commence across 140 exclusive KTMdealerships from 10th September, 2014
Mumbai, 9th September, 2014: Bajaj Auto Ltd. today announced the launch of the highly anticipated KTM RC series of supersport motorcycles, the RC 390 and the RC 200. With more than 240 World Championship titles,KTM-Europe’s No.1 Motorcycle Brandcomes from a rich world of motorcycle racing and all KTM motorcycles are built with direct race experience fed into them.
Likewise the RC Supersport series comes with KTM’s vast experience and knowledge gained in the world of Moto3 which is the 250cc segment of MotoGPracing. KTM won the championship in 2012 with top 2 out of 3 positions and followed it up with a victory in the 2013 season by securing all the top 3 positions.
With such strong Racing Genes the KTM RC 390 is a superbike in its own right, with 43.5 Ps of serious power, 35 Nm of torque and a host of premium features like ABS by BOSCH, Metzelertyres, Upside down forks by WP and an aluminum swingarm. Advanced aerodynamic design and a power to weight ratio of 262 Ps/tonne ensures that the RC 390 provides a ‘Pure Racing’ experience like no other motorcycle in the country.
The KTM RC 200 on the other hand would be the first motorcycle to bring full blooded Supersport design and looks in the 200cc motorcycle segment. The 200cc engine in the RC 200 produces 25 Ps of power and 19.2 Nm of torque. Twin projector headlamps at the front and a unique body integrated pillion seat give the RC 200 the superbike style while Moto3 inspired equipment like forged aluminum triple clamps, upside down forks and a steel trellis frame ensures that every ride on the bike is a race experience!
The KTM RC 390 and RC 200 will be backed by a rapidly expanding network of 140 exclusive KTM dealerships in India.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch Mr. Amit Nandi, Sr. Vice President Bajaj Probiking said “KTM has grown by 120% in the current financial year.With the RC’s we expect KTM to be by far the fastestgrowing motorcycle brand in India “
The RC 390 and RC 200 have been launched at a price of Rs.205,000 and Rs.160,000 respectively (Ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings for both the bikes would commence from the 10th September, 2014 at all KTM showrooms.
|KTM RC 390||KTM RC 200|
|ENGINE||Type||373.27 cc, 4 stroke, 1-cylinder||199.5 cc, 4 stroke, 1-cylinder|
|Peak Power||43.5 Ps @ 9,000 rpm||25 Ps @ 10,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||35 Nm @ 7,000 rpm||19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm|
|Cooling||Liquid Cooling||Liquid Cooling|
|Fuel System||Bosch EFI||Bosch EFI|
|Transmission||6 speed constant mesh||6 speed constant mesh|
(159.5 Kg without fuel)
(147.5 Kg without fuel)
|Tyres||110 mm Front/150 mm Rear, MetzelerSportec||110 mm Front/150 mm Rear, MRF|
|Brakes||300mm Front/230mm Rear, ABS by Bosch||280mm Front/ 230 mm Rear|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.5 Litres||9.5 Litres|
|Ground Clearance, unloaded||157 mm||157 mm|
|Seat Height, unloaded||830 mm||834 mm|
|Fork||WP Suspension, 43 mm dia||WP Suspension, 43 mm dia|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock by WP||Monoshock by WP|
For more images – KTM RC 390 / RC 200 Hi-Res Photo Feature (105 Images)