With no mechanical changes on board, the KTM RC line-up is awarded a new Moto GP-inspired livery; The RC390 and RC200 Special GP Edition Launched in India; This special edition comes at no extra cost.
KTM India has taken the wraps off its RC390 and RC200 GT Edition. The supersport category machines get a special Moto GP-inspired theme while everything else remains unchanged. Interestingly, KTM is not charging extra for these special editions and you can get one at their regular prices. The RC390 GP Edition is priced at Rs. 3.16 lakh (ex-showroom) and its younger sibling, the RC200 GP Edition costs Rs. 2.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
KTM RC390 and RC200 Special GP Edition: What’s New?
The highlight of the show is the special paint scheme inspired by KTM’s RC16 Moto GP superbike. The special GP orange colour covers the RC390 and RC200 from head to toe. The prominent black KTM stickering on the sides stand out on the orange background and lends a sporty yet special appeal to the 2-wheelers. Other notable changes to the special edition include all-black alloy wheels, tinted front visor and exhaust finished in matt black.
Mechanically the same
As mentioned earlier that there are no mechanical changes on the special edition and both the bikes continue to be powered by the same set of the powertrain. The RC200 uses a 199.5cc liquid-cooled engine with power output rated at 25 bhp and 19.2 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, powering the RC390 is a 373.3cc liquid-cooled engine churning out 43.5 bhp and 37 Nm of peak torque. Both bikes come paired with a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of kerb weight, the RC200 and RC 390 stand at 160kg and 172kg respectively.
Both the bikes look almost identical in terms of overall design apart from some minor differences. The RC200 gets an underbelly exhaust, unlike the RC390 which gets a full-fledged muffler. Apart from this, the 200 and 390 badging differentiates both the two-wheelers and if you are a keen observer, you can notice the difference in the engine size.
Both bikes are based on the same Split-Trellis frame and use a similar set of equipment. These include 43mm WP APEX USD forks for the front while the rear gets a 10-step adjustable WP APEX mono-shock. The braking department is handled by 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes with dual channel ABS.
The RC390 gets many useful features such as MTC, Quickshifter+, Cornering ABS, SUPERMOTO mode and a new LCD dash display. The RC200 only gets the SUPERMOTO ABS mode and uses a simple TFT multifunction display.