While the entire automobile fraternity was busy with unveilings of new cars and bikes at Auto Expo 2016, KTM India silently launched its 2016 range of motorcycles — RC 390, RC 200, Duke 200, and Duke 390. Bajaj Auto-co-owned KTM motorcycles wasn't part of this year's Auto Expo.
The updated motorcycle has been priced at Rs 1.40 lakh for the 200 Duke, Rs 1.91 lakh for the 390 Duke, Rs 1.65 lakh for the RC200 and Rs 2.09 lakh for the RC390, ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai, according to Shifting-gears. The KTM Idnia website has been updated with the 2016 model range. IBTimes India's query to the manufacturer remains unanswered.
As expected, the India-specific RC models will be available with just a slipper clutch. The aluminum exhaust and the ride-by-wire technology-equipped model unveiled at EICMA in November 2015 will be limited to European markets. The new aluminium exhaust was added to meet the stringent Euro 4 emission norms. The current underbelly exhaust system is in compliance with the emission norms of India.
The RC models get revised rear-view mirrors in the 2016 range. All four models now come with reworked radiator fans, adjustable handlebar levers, a new pillion seat assembly and auto headlamp on function. The Duke 200 and RC 200 now feature 300mm disc brakes and new MRF tyres.
The 2016 RC 390 and 390 Duke carry over the same 373.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that generates 43.4bhp at 9,500rpm and 35Nm torque at 7,250rpm, mated to a six-speed transmission. Both the 200 Duke and RC 200 are powered by a 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that develops 24.7bhp in 200 Duke and 25.4bhp in RC 200, mated to six-speed transmission.