Ahead of its September launch in India, Austrian two-wheeler maker KTM's new RC 390 has been spied again on Indian roads.
We have all seen the spy-shots of KTM RC 390 countless times, but this time the bike is seen without camouflage, showing us the physique of the upcoming bike. Thanks to the Facebook fan page KTM RC 390 for the latest spy shot.
The bike, powered by 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, is expected to make its grand India debut on 9 September. The engine of RC 390 is tuned to generate 45 PS and a torque of 35Nm and is expected to carry fairing-mounted windshield and split seats.
RC 390 is also expected to include features like trellis frame, Metzeler tyres and instrument cluster from its Duke counterparts.
While KTM is expected to announce the commencement of bookings of the new bike in September first week, some dealers have already started accepting the bookings for RC 390 in India with a down payment of ₹30,000.
We do not know yet the exact pricing of the RC 390 in the country, but the word is that the company would price it in the ₹2.2 lakh range.
Previous reports have indicated that the KTM would also pull the wraps of its RC 200 bike in the country on 9 September along with RC 390.
RC 200, which also made its global premier at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition will get power from a four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine and is likely to fall in the ₹1,40,000 - ₹1,55,000 price range. The dealers are reportedly accepting the bookings for this as well with an advance payment of ₹30,000.
If reports ring true, Indian two wheeler lovers' long wait for these two stylish bikes will end in the next few days. Apparently, the company is anticipating a great demand for both RC 390 and RC 200 in India and thus the bikes are likely to get a waiting period of up to three months.
KTM is likely to produce the bikes RC 390 and RC 200 in India at the Bajaj's Chakan plant in Maharashtra and will be sold through its India partner Bajaj Auto.