Here is a good news for the bike lovers in the country who have been waiting for KTM RC series. The KTM dealerships across the country have started accepting the bookings for its upcoming RC 390 and RC 200 with a down payment of 5,000.
KTM RC 390 and RC 200, the modish offerings of Austrian bike maker, have been trying the patience of the two wheeler lovers in the country ever since their first premier at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition.
Now the bikes are ready to set foot in the Indian auto market on 9 September and a report of Rushlane reveals that the bookings are underway.
We have already given you enough information on the upcoming RC series bikes. But here is another interesting tid bit from the folks at Rushlane, which reveals the possible prices of RC 390 and RC 200. Going by this, KTM will price its RC 200 at 1.72 lakhs and RC 390 will come with a price tag of 2.40 lakhs (on road Delhi). Apparently, these prices were revealed to the reader of the original publisher by a manager of KTM dealer.
The rumour mills have been churning regarding these two upcoming models for quite some time now, and arguably, the expected waiting period of RC 390 and RC 200 has been one of them.
Now the emerging reports suggest that the bikes are likely to get a waiting period of upto three months. Considering the huge response received to Duke Counterparts of RC series, this could ring true.
Moving on to the key specifications of the duo, 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 synchronised to six-speed gearbox .As far as the features are concerned, the bikes are expected to accommodate daytime running lights, new mirrors and a new pillion seat.
Once in the market, KTM 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.