The KTM RC 200 has been launched at a price of INR 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)! The bike has been priced around 30 thousand rupees more than its naked sibling proving all speculations wrong where everyone thought that it would be the RC 390 that will carry a larger price difference over its supermoto variant. The RC 390 is around 24 thousand dearer than the Duke 390.
While we have already told you the specifications of RC200, we’ll now lay them point-wise for you with reference to the Duke 200…
- Single-cylinder 199.5 cc water-cooled engine makes 25PS at 10,000 rpm and 19.2 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm (same as the Duke’s 200)
- Six-speed gearbox (no changes here too).
- Fully-fueled weight = 154 kg (against Duke’s 142.5 kg)
- Front WP Suspension Upside Down Forks but with 125 mm of suspension travel (Duke has 150 mm)
- No changes in the rear WP Monoshock that still comes with 150 mm travel
- Steering head angle is 66.5-degree (Duke has 65-degree)
- Wheelbase is 27 mm shorter than the Duke 200
- Seat height has increased by 10 mm to 820 mm now (Duke’s perch is 810 mm high)
- Ground clearance is a superb 178.5 mm (Duke makes do with 170 mm)
- Fuel tank capacity has become worse at 10 litres (Duke has aN 11-litre tank)
- No changes in the braking department: 300 mm disc up front and 230 mm at the rear.
Like the RC 390, the RC 200 also gets twin headlights, LED DRLs (Day-time Running Lights), and integrated front turn indicators. We and almost all automotive portals have always carried out snapshots of specs and price comparisons and it was interesting to see KTM Bajaj doing the same at the RCs’ launch today where the company compared the RC 390 to the Ninja 300; the RC 200 to the Honda CBR 250 R, and at the far end of the powerpoint slide they had put the Yamaha YZF-R15 and Honda CBR 150R to further bring the point home!
For all of you curious to know, the RC 200 comes with MRF tyres (unlike the Metzelers on the RC 390) and doesn’t get ABS even as an option.