With festive period nearing, KTM India has launched new colours for RC 125, RC 200, and RC 390
If the KTM RC range is on your mind, customers can take delight as new colours have been added. The ongoing festive season is a traditional period of heightened sales activity, and a new colour option, adds all the more spunk to the range, and thereby, sales.
Already on dispatch from plant to reach dealerships, BS6 KTM RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390 in new colour scheme has been officially revealed. RC125 is now offered with Dark Galvano while it was already offered with Electric Orange. RC200 is now offered with Electric Orange, in addition to Dark Galvano.
This means, both RC125 and RC200 will now be sold with colour option of Electric Orange and Dark Galvano. Speaking about the flagship KTM RC, the RC 390 gets an all new Metallic Silver colour. This is the first time such a shade is being offered with KTM motorcycle. Ceramic White KTM RC 390 continues to be on offer.
Prices and Specs
Prices of the KTM RC 125 starts from Rs 1.59 lakhs, RC 200 is priced from Rs 2 lakhs while the RC 390 is priced from Rs 2.53 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh. Launch of new colour has not warranted any price revision.
BS6 2020 RC 125 is powered by a 124 cc single cylinder engine which is rated to deliver 14.5 hp and 12 Nm of torque. RC 200 features a 199cc, single-cylinder engine that returns 24.6 hp and 19.2 Nm. RC 390 is powered by a 373 cc single cylinder engine, which delivers 43.5 hp and 36 Nm. All three motorcycles are paired to a six-speed gearbox.
KTM 200 range (Duke + RC) is the brand’s strongpoint, contributing to a lion’s share of sales in India. Only last month, sales fell shy of 3k units by a mere 8 units in the domestic market for the KTM 200. That’s a whopping 40 percent of total domestic sales. The 200 cc range also enjoys dominance in exports though exports did decline by 35 percent last month and fell to below 900 units, compared to a highpoint of 1,387 units a year earlier.
Next Gen RC
While the current colour revision is something to look forward to, the company has already started road tests of the next-gen RC 125, 200 and 390, which are likely to be launched in 2021. A business decision revision owing to Covid-19 pandemic, considering the bike was expected to get on the market in 2020 itself.
Considering India’s importance for KTM both in terms of market size, and production, when launched, the next range of bikes are most likely to show up here fast. Since the BS6 engine is already in play, it could be reworked to improve torque and power.
The latest play with colours is a common ploy at KTM. With the bikes already being popular, refreshing the colour range on a regular basis helps introduce newness, and keep a dialogue going. It goes without saying that KTM while revising colour schemes sticks to its core colour theme, and mostly resorts to reversing colour picks.