The Austrian motorcycle maker KTM's fully faired sports bike RC 390 has once again made its online appearance, hinting the possible arrival of the motorbike in India soon.
KTM RC 390, a much awaited and one of the most desired bikes in India has been rumoured for its debut in the sub-continent market for quite a while now. The bike, which was first unveiled at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition along with the RC 200, had already made numerous appearances on the web through leaked details and spy shots. Now the latest is a set of pictures and a video of the RC 390 test mule by Motoroids. Although the latest set of images does not reveal anything new, the repeated sightings scream the arrival of the KTM RC 390 in India.
Powered by 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can pump a power of 45 PS and a torque of 35Nm, KTM RC 390 is expected to carry fairing-mounted windshield and split seats. The bike is rumoured for mid-2014 launch and if rumours ring true, the upcoming offering of KTM will carry a price tag around ₹2.2 lakhs.
The KTM RC 200 is also expected to make its debut in the country around the same time. The RC200 features a four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which produces 26 hp and is expected to fall in the price range of ₹1,40,000 - ₹1,55,000.
When launched, the bikes will be sold through KTM's India partner Bajaj Auto, which currently markets KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 in the country. KTM is also looking to launch its Husqvarna motorbikes in Indian market two years from now. Apparently, the company has plan to manufacture the Husqvarna motorbikes locally at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant.