KTM is scheduled to launch many new products in India in 2017. Starting their slew of launches, KTM has launched 2017 model of the RC 390 and RC 200. KTM has increased the prices marginally. The RC 200 is priced at Rs. 1.71 lakh with an increase of Rs. 5,000, while the RC 390 is priced at Rs. 2.25 lakh, an increase of Rs. 13,000 from the previous model.
What are the changes?
Both the motorcycles have received mechanical and visual updates. Both the motorcycles get all-new livery, a new black and white paint scheme with bold orange graphics. The motorcycle gets bold RC 390 badging on the front and the rear seat panel. The RC 390 features ride-by-wire technology, slipper clutch and a larger 320 mm front disc brake, which is 20 mm bigger than the previous model. The motorcycle has also become cleaner with a new aluminium exhaust muffler mounted on the side of the bike. It helps to reduce the pollutants, making the motorcycle BS4 ready.
The RC 200 also received a similar paint scheme. The bike continues to come with the underbelly exhaust system and does not get any significant upgrades. The RC 200 comes with aluminium swingarm and upside down front forks, but everything else remains the same. The engine has tweaked to comply with BS IV emission norms, though.
Both the motorcycles continue to use the existing engines. The RC 390 uses the 373.2cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out a maximum of 43.5 BHP and 36 Nm of torque. The RC 200 gets the 199cc engine that produces a maximum of 25 BHP and 19.2 Nm of torque. Both the engines get paired up with the 6-speed transmission as standard.
KTM will soon launch the much-awaited 2017 Duke series too. The Duke and RC 390 and 200 are made in India and exported around the world. The Duke series get much more upgrades than the RC series. The company will also bring in the Adventure version of the Duke in India by the end of this year or early next year.