KTM has officially launched the fully faired version of its Duke motorcycles, the RC series of supersport motorcycles, the RC 390 and the RC 200 at an event in Pune. The RC Supersport series comes with KTM’s vast experience and knowledge gained in the world of Moto3 which is the 250cc segment of MotoGP racing. KTM won the championship in 2012 with top 2 out of 3 positions and followed it up with a victory in the 2013 season by securing all the top 3 positions.
With such strong Racing Genes the KTM RC 390 churns out 43.5 Ps of power and 35 Nm of torque and a host of premium features like ABS by BOSCH, Metzeler tyres, Upside down front suspensions by WP and an aluminum swingarm. Advanced aerodynamic design and a power to weight ratio of 262 Ps/tonne ensures that the RC 390 provides a ‘Pure Racing’ experience like no other motorcycle in the country.
The KTM RC 200 on the other hand would be the first motorcycle to bring full blooded Supersport design and looks in the 200cc motorcycle segment. The 200cc engine in the RC 200 produces 25 Ps of power and 19.2 Nm of torque. Twin projector headlamps at the front and a unique body integrated pillion seat give the RC 200 the superbike style while Moto3 inspired equipment like forged aluminum triple clamps, upside down forks and a steel trellis frame ensures that every ride on the bike is a race experience!
Speaking on the occasion of the launch Mr. Amit Nandi, Sr. Vice President Bajaj Probiking said, “KTM has grown by 120% in the current financial year. With the RC’s we expect KTM to be by far the fastestgrowing motorcycle brand in India.”
The RC 390 and RC 200 have been launched at a price of Rs.205,000 and Rs.160,000 respectively (Ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings for both the bikes would commence from the 10th September, 2014 at all KTM showrooms.
Here are the detailed technical specifications of the RC390 and RC200:
|Type||373.27 cc, 4 stroke, 1-cylinder||199.5 cc, 4 stroke, 1-cylinder|
|Peak Power||43.5 Ps @ 9,000 rpm||25 Ps @ 10,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||35 Nm @ 7,000 rpm||19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm|
|Cooling||Liquid Cooling||Liquid Cooling|
|Fuel System||Bosch EFI||Bosch EFI|
|Transmission||6 speed constant mesh||6 speed constant mesh|
|Weight||166 Kg(159.5 Kg without fuel)||154 Kg(147.5 Kg without fuel)|
|Tyres||110 mm Front/150 mm Rear, MetzelerSportec||110 mm Front/150 mm Rear, MRF|
|Brakes||300mm Front/230mm Rear, ABS by Bosch||280mm Front/ 230 mm Rear|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.5 Litres||9.5 Litres|
|Ground Clearance, unloaded||157 mm||157 mm|
|Seat Height, unloaded||830 mm||834 mm|
|Fork||WP Suspension, 43 mm dia||WP Suspension, 43 mm dia|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock by WP||Monoshock by WP|
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