KTM unveiled fully-faired versions of their Duke 125, 200 and 390 at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition which was held in Italy in early November.
The RC125, RC200 and RC390 literally had fans drooling at the show floor and we were anticipating the Indian launch of the RC200 and RC390 to take place early next year (the 125 is manufactured in India but isn't sold here).
A glance at KTM India’s website confirms that Bajaj will launch them in the country pretty soon. Both bikes have a “Coming soon to India” status, though an exact launch date is unavailable. Given that the Auto Expo will be held in the month of February, we could expect to see these bikes there.
Apart from the full fairing, both bikes feature a twin-headlight cluster, integrated turn signals on the wing mirrors, a redesigned tank, clip-on handlebars and rearsets.
The RC200 uses the same four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 26 hp matched to a 6-speed gearbox as the Duke 200. Similarly, like the Duke 390, the RC390 is powered by the same 375cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 45 PS and 35 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Both motorcycles will roll off Bajaj’s plant in Chakan, Maharashtra.