Austrian bike major KTM's RC 390 and RC 200 had definitely caught the minds of Indian two-wheeler lovers before its arrival in the market. And now with the bikes available in India, the demand seemed to have gone up as the bike now commands a waiting period varying from one to two months in various cities.
Launched on 9 September, the duo KTM RC 390 and RC 200 have been earning tremendous response from the bike lovers in the country.
Now the folks at Indian Autosblog, who spoke to the dealers of KTM, says that the RC series bikes enjoy a longer waiting period in the country. While some of the dealers in the country have begun the delivery of RC series, others are yet to receive the first lot of the bikes.
KTM RC 390 and RC 200 can be booked with a token amount of ₹30,000. Although the current waiting period for the RC series bikes is pegged at one-and-a-half month, report also notes that for the new bookings, the time-frame is likely to go up to eight weeks.
Under the hood, KTM RC 390 packs 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can churn out a power of 43bhp and a torque of 35nm, whereas the KTM RC 200 packs 200cc, single-cylinder engine that can pump out 24bhp and 19nm . For both the bikes, the transmission comes from 6-speed gearbox.
The duo, the fully-faired versions of KTM's successful Duke 390 and Duke 200 come with features like inverted telescopic front suspension, mono suspension at the rear, dual LED daytime running lights and spilt seats.
The RC 390 has been priced at ₹2.05 lakh and the RC 200 comes with an introductory price of ₹1.60 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In India, RC 390 is pegged to rival Honda CBR 300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R25, while RC 200 competes with Hero Karizma ZMR and Yamaha R15.