Spied – KTM RC390 and RC200 to be launched on September 9
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Unofficial bookings are already on.
Indian Autos Blog has understood that the KTM RC200 will also be launched on September 9 along with the RC390. Here is a latest set of spyshots of the KTM RC390 that were uploaded by the ‘KTM RC390 – India’ Facebook page (unofficial).
Some KTM dealers across the country have already started accepting bookings for the sportsbike duo at INR 30,000, though official bookings are yet to commence.
Based on the Duke platform, the RC390 and RC200 borrow majority of the hardware from the respective street fighter siblings (Duke 390 and Duke 200).
As in the case of the Duke 390 and Duke 200, the main visual difference between the fully faired motorcycles will come from different color themes. The design is inspired by KTM’s Moto3 race bike and features striking elements such as a razor sharp beak with twin headlamps and LED daytime running light elements, exposed frame and chunky tyres.
Both bikes will come equipped with a WP suspension system which includes an inverted telescopic fork upfront and a monoshock at the rear. The RC390’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine puts out 42.9 bhp and 35 Nm of torque while the RC200’s 199.5 cc unit generates 25.48 bhp and 19.2 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Competitors for KTM RC390: Kawasaki Ninja 300
Expected Price for KTM RC390: INR 2.4 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: September 9
KTM RC390 – Image Gallery
KTM RC200 – Image Gallery
[Spy images from KTM RC390 – India’s Facebook page]