It is official now. Austrian two wheeler maker KTM will break the cover of its much anticipated RC 390 and RC 200 bikes in India on 9 September.
The two wheeler enthusiasts who have been waiting to swing their legs over these two stylish offering of KTM can get ready now.
KTM RC 390 and RC 200, which have been trying the patience of the two wheeler lovers in the country are finally entering the Indian market this September.
We have been reporting extensively on these two bikes since their first debut at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition.
The duo, which had made innumerable appearances on the web space through spy pictures and leaked reports are the fully faired version of KTM's successful Duke 390 and 200. However, the RC series will house changes from their Duke counterparts.
For the uninitiated, KTM RC 390 will be powered by 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can churn out a power of 45 PS and a torque of 35 Nm.
On the other hand, RC 200 will get its power from a four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which is tuned to generate 25 BHP of power and 19.2 Nm torque. Both the engines will come mated to a six-speed gearbox and are expected to get features like daytime running lights, new mirrors and a new pillion seat.
Although the company is yet to commence the bookings of RC 390 and RC 200 in India officially, previous reports have indicated that some dealers of the company have started accepting the booking with a token amount of ₹30,000.
The KTM will reveal the prices of these new offerings only on the launch day, but the rumour mills have already churned out a figure.
Rumours suggest that RC 390 is likely to get a price tag of ₹2.2 lakh, whereas RC 200 is likely to fall in the price bracket of ₹1,40,000 - ₹1,55,000 range.
Like their Duke Brothers, RC series is also likely to witness great demand in the country and thus we expect it to have a waiting period of up to three months.
In India, RC 390 will be pinned to rival Honda CBR 300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R25, while RC 200 will fight out with Hero Karizma ZMR and Yamaha r15.