The ace competitors for the KTM RC series are the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Z250. But while the RC series benefit from local manufacturing and competitive pricing, the Ninja 300 and Z250 has found its place amongst the fanatics who are looking out for a more subtle and premium products. The RC390 benefits from standard ABS while the Ninja 300 gets a slipper clutch which prevents rear wheel slide during aggressive or emergency downshifts.
But now, the Austrian two-wheeler major, although unconfirmed, may introduce a slipper clutch on the RC series. Reports from automotive website Bikewale.com suggest that the recently introduced RC series will benefit from a slipper clutch very soon. The slipper clutch will be beneficial to the track focused RC Series giving riders the confidence of aggressive downshifting. But will the Duke series also be laden with a slipper clutch? The Duke and the RC series share various components with each other. So it would not be completely incorrect to expect a slipper clutch on the Duke series as well. However, we are not sure if the RC200 and the Duke 200 would receive this update as the two motorcycles are targeted to relatively cost conscious audience.
The Kawasaki Ninja already comes with a slipper clutch and the Z250 is scheduled to receive the same from 2015. Both the motorcycles are also expected to receive ABS very soon.
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