KTM has confirmed it will launch its RC 390 and RC 200 in India on 9th of September, 2014. They have globally unveiled their motorcycles in Bologna and prices were revealed. They also revealed a new action packed video featuring only the RC390.
The RC 390 and RC 200 will be launched together in India, however, RC 125 skips India once again. The RC 200 is expected to be popular among most Indians, while the RC 390 will be the obvious choice for riding enthusiasts.
The Austrian manufacturer has built its RC range in India, which is inspired from their bigger RC8 superbike. KTM has built all three motorcycle in India with Bajaj at their Chakan facility in Pune. Bajaj Auto owns little less than half of company shares in KTM.
KTM have not change majority of the motorcycle it uses the same system provided on Duke range. The Austrian manufacturer has tweaked the chassis to give the RC range more rigidity and track focussed personality.
The Engine has not been altered and KTM will provide its RC 390 with a 373 cc single cylinder, water-cooled engine. The fully faired motorcycle will generate 43 horsepower. The RC 390 engine will paired together with a claw shifted 6-speed gearbox.
RC 390 will get ABS as standard, which can be turned off. The faired motorcycle will feature suspension equipment from WP Suspension. The front gets an Up Side Down fork, with a monoshock in the rear. Stopping force will be aided by a four piston brake caliper and a single piston brake caliper in the rear.
KTM India is expected to price its RC 390 INR 40,000 more than its Duke 390, which is priced at INR 1,91,468 ex-showroom, Mumbai. The Duke 200 is priced at INR 1,38,055 ex-showroom, Mumbai, however, RC 200 is expected to be priced INR 20,000 more than its naked twin.
Video: KTM RC 390 In An Action Packed Video!