KTM India has introduced an all-new black colour variant of its pocket-sized supersport motorcycle, RC200. The KTM RC200 black variant is launched in India at a price of INR 1.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Earlier this month, KTM India confirmed that the KTM 390 Adventure will be launched in India in 2019.
The new black colour scheme becomes only the second colour option on the KTM RC200 along with the existing white paint scheme. In essence, the RC200 is the only motorcycle in the KTM RC range to get two colour options, whereas the KTM RC390 continues to be available with a single colour. KTM India is offering the RC 200 Black Colour at the same prices as that of the regular variant without charging any premium.
The KTM RC200 black colour variant looks largely similar to the RC390 with slight variations in the graphics. The bike gets orange coloured trellis frame and wheels, while the bodywork is gloss black. The RC200 black colour gets white and orange body decals, however, as compared to the RC390, the decals on the RC 200 are inverted. For instance, the inner fairing on the RC200 is finished in white, while the outer fairing sports orange decals.
As far as performance is concerned, the bike remains unchanged. The KTM RC200 sources its power from a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that is capable of producing 25.5 bhp of maximum power and 19.2 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission. Equipment list includes projector headlamps and a digital instrument cluster.
The bike gets its stopping power from disc brakes on both the ends; however, ABS is sorely missed. That said, ABS will be made mandatory on all bikes in India above 125cc from April 2019. Suspension duties are shouldered by upside-down fork upfront along with a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear.