KTM's highly anticipated RC 390 and RC 200 motorcycles have been launched in India with a price tag of ₹2.05 lakh and ₹1.60 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi).
KTM's RC series, which has been trying the patience of the two wheeler lovers in the country, finally reached the Indian market on 9 September. As expected, both the bikes, the fully faired version of KTM's successful Duke 200 and Duke 390 come with styling changes and look stunning with twin head-lamps and mirror-mounted turn indicators.
From an engine stand point, KTM RC 390 comes with 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can churn out a power of 43 bhp and a torque of 35 Nm, whereas s the KTM RC 200 gets the power from 200cc, single-cylinder engine that is tuned to generate 24bhp and 19Nm .Both the engine come mated to 6-speed gearbox.
The company will commence the bookings of RC 390 and RC 200 in India from 10 September with a token amount of ₹30,000. However, the unofficial bookings for the super sports motorcycles are already under way. As far as the styling and features are concerned, the duo gets inverted telescopic front suspension and mono suspension at the rear along with a host of new features like dual LED daytime running lights and spilt seats. The RC 390 features ABS and Metzeler tyres as standard; however RC 200 like its Duke counter parts misses on these features.
In the subcontinent market, RC 390 will take on the likes of Honda CBR 300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R25, whereas RC 200 will compete with Hero Karizma ZMR and Yamaha r15.
Tech Specifications of RC 390 /RC 200
Engine: 372cc, single-cylinder engine
Power/torque: 43ps @9,000 rpm/ 35Nm@ 7,000 rpm
Engine: 200cc, single-cylinder engine
Power/torque: 25ps @ 10,000 rpm/19@ 8,000 rpm