KTM has been teasing us with the RC series for a long time now, with spy shots coming from all corners, surely making them the most spied motorcycles in the country. RC lovers, take one more, this time the RC200 from some fuel station most probably about to get tanked up for another spin, courtesy KTM RC390 – India Facebook page.
The completely uncamouflaged edition showcases the bike in pristine black without the stickers and we are already falling in love. What we see is that the test mule is running with a tyre hugger like the Duke 200. It appears that both the RCs will also come with one to save the followers of your (bike’s) mud and dirt!
We are assuming this to be the RC200 purely based on its body color and we do not have any other conclusive evidence of the same. It must be noted that most prominent differences between the RC390 and RC200 are their body colors. While, as we said, RC200 comes with black colored body and brighter stickers, the elder sibling comes in white body with darker shade stickers.
The aggressive seating position, combined with a lightweight body and super sticker Metzelers, makes us go drool over the prospects.
RC200 in black body color. Click pic for more
The launch dates of both these motorcycles are becoming a little confusion. We had a few sneaking bits that the RC390 will be launched earlier than RC200 but new reports contradict this and claim that the RC200 will be the one KTM will be launching first here.
We have speculated a lot over their actual launch time frames but everytime Bajaj KTM has overshooted them! No one knows what is going through KTM’s mind but at least one of these will make it before the festive season, for sure!
RC390 in white body color. Click pic for more
There are rumors that a few KTM dealers have started accepting bookings for the RC200/RC390 but that has to be unofficial! The latest spyshots certainly show the test mules losing camouflage and there is a definite possibility of we hearing something from the company soon.
The 199.5cc mill of the RC200 is the same as the one seen in the Duke 200 (a detuned version of which powers the Pulsar 200NS), and produces a healthy 25.5PS of maximum power (the 200NS gets 23.52PS) and is mated with a six speed transmission. Weighing just 137.5 kilos it shall surely end up being one of the lightest in its class and one of the best in performance. We just await an official word from KTM!