[Spy Images] Is KTM RC200 being benchmarked against the Honda CBR250R?

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Only today morning, we came up with spy images of the KTM RC390 and KTM RC125, taken at Bajaj-KTM manufacturing facility. Now, our friend Rohit Rane has sent us  couple of KTM RC200 images, which he took while the bike was being tested alongside a Honda CBR250R in Mahabaleshwar. It may be noted that save for the graphics, there’s not much to tell apart the RC200 from the RC390 and while the identity of this test mule is not clear, the fact that KTM has been found testing the bike alongside the CBR250R hints at the fact that this could be the RC200. Quite obviously. the RC390 would have little competition from the baby CBR and hence, there’s hardly any point behind the manufacturer benchmarking the RC390 against the Honda 250cc bike.

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The excitement around the KTM RC200 launch in India is building up at a terrifyingly fast rate and of various speculations are to be believed, the bike’s global launch in mid 2014 will be soon followed by its India launch, which too could happen around the advent of the third quarter of this year. The KTM RC200 is powered by the same single cylinder 200cc DOHC engine that powers the Duke 200, albeit in a re-tuned state. The engine is likely to have a max power output of 26 PS. The bike looks sharp and would have sport ergonomics. KTM RC200 Price in India could be pegged around  INR 1,40,000-1,55,000 mark. The KTM RC200 launch in India is being eagerly awaited by the biking fraternity of our country.

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Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the KTM RC200 India launch.