IAB Picks – 5 things we know about the KTM RC390 and RC200 launching tomorrow


Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The eagerly anticipated KTM RC390 and KTM RC200 are to launch in India tomorrow. Here is a list of five facts we already know about the fully faired twins. The countdown for the live streaming has been started.

1. Engines from respective Duke siblings

KTM RC390 and RC200 launch countdown
The countdown for the launch has been started.

The RC390 will borrow its frame and engine from the Duke 390 while the RC200 would derive its hardware from the Duke 200. The RC390’s 373.3 cc engine is capable of 42.9 bhp and 35 Nm of torque while the smaller sportsbike’s 200 cc unit is good for 25.4 bhp and 19.2 Nm of torque. The duo come equipped with a six-speed gearbox.

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