LIVE from Launch: New KTM RC200 and RC390

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Check out the LIVE Webcast Video at the end of the story.

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Click here to read the first look review, prices and everything you want to know about the RC390/RC200>>>

1:00

Event concludes. Here are the pictures of all the action from the launch event.

KTM-RC390-RC200-India-Launch-Technical-SpecificationsList of information that the LCD Display includes

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KTM RC390 and RC200 compared to the competition

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KTM RC390 and RC200 Chassis details

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KTM RC390 Engine details explained

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KTM RC390 and RC200 suspensions

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KTM RC390 adn RC200 headlamps

12:58

Bookings to commence from tomorrow (10-09-2014) across all showrooms at Rs 30,000.

KTM does NOT plan to bring 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke to India in short term – Stefan Pierer

12:29

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Prices announced:

KTM RC390: 2,05,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

KTM RC200: 1,60,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

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12:23

THEY ARE OUT! KTM RC200 and RC390 LAUNCHED!

RC200 will NOT receive ABS to keep costs affordable

12:18

KTM RC200 Technical Specifications and Features explained

12:15

KTM RC390 Technical Specifications and Features explained

12:10

The RC200 and RC390 are inspired by RC8 and borrow some bits of technology from Moto3 motorcycles.

12:05

KTM targets to sell 1,700 bikes every month. In the last financial year, the Austrian based manufacturer grew by 46 percent. In this financial year, till August 2014, KTM grew by 120 percent while the entire motorcycle industry grew at 10 percent.

12:00

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer addresses the audience

“Strategic alliance with Bajaj has given us the opportunity to enter emerging markets. Already working on plan 2020.”

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11:45

The stage awaits the entry of the KTM RC Series

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Today, September 9, is a very important day for motorcycling enthusiasts all across the country and all over the world as KTM will launch its two new motorcycles, the RC200 and the RC390. The fully faired cousins of the KTM Duke motorcycles have been in the news for a long time and aficionados have been waiting restlessly to lay their hands on these two products from the Austrian two-wheeler maker.

Click here to know all the details of the KTM RC390>>>

Powering the KTM RC200 and RC390 are the same engines found on the 200 Duke and 390 Duke respectively. So, the RC200 comes with a 199.5cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that puts out 25hp of power and 19Nm of torque. The RC390 on the other hand dons a 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that churns out 43hp of power and 35Nm of torque.

The India bound KTM RC200

The India bound KTM RC200

The RC motorcycles also share their chassis, instrument cluster, suspension and tyres from their naked siblings. What’s new is the addition of a full fairing that provides the RC series with better aerodynamics. The clip-on handle bars provide aggressive riding stance. The wheelbase also has been reduced from 1,367mm to 1,340mm (+/-15mm) which is likely to give the bikes better flickability.

The RC twins are heavier than their naked counter parts. While 200 Duke weighs 129.5 kgs (dry), the RC 200 tips the scale at 137.5 kgs (dry). The RC390 at 147 kgs (dry) of weight is about 8 kgs heavier than the 390 Duke.

So more or less, everything about the motorcycles is known beforehand. The most important part i.e. the prices of these two motorcycles would be revealed within minutes from now so stay tuned to know more details about the KTM RC series as we cover the event live with loads of images and other juicy details. You can also see the live event through the webcast from 11:30AM today.

Here is the webcast: