KTM Launching RC200 and RC390 on 9/9/2014

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yeah, it's not just a day for iFans but for KTM fans as well. The much anticipated, fully faired sports versions of the crazy KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 are to be launched in India on the 9th of September.

    Not much change is expected in terms of drive train or gearing, However the main changes are in the way the bikes are now setup with Clip on handlebars, A full Fairing for added Aerodynamic stability, Reworked suspension tune levels.

    RC 200 Front.jpg

    RC 200 Rear.jpg

    RC 200 Side.jpg

    The bikes look identical on the outside, with the exception of the 390 coming with ABS as standard.

    The 200 produces a tingling 25 BHP that I have had the privilege to enjoy thoroughly. The 390 makes 44 BHP that puts it right up there with the Ninja 300 and the likes.


    RC 390.jpg

    The RC 390 above ^^

    RC 200.jpg

    The dual headlights and the lower lip remind me of the Suzuki Katana and Street Hawk :D

    RC 200 03.jpg

    A full fairing should allow for the rider to tuck in properly, and achieve much higher top speeds.

    RC 200 02.jpg

    I love what they have done to the rear styling, minimalistic and edgy. Nice work.

    RC 200 06.jpg

    Yep, that's a pillion seat right there

    RC 200 05.jpg

    Integrated blinkers in the Rear view mirrors. Though I like the sleek LED units as well.

    RC 200 08.jpg

    You can see how compact the machine is.

    Weighing in, the 200 is 137 kgs and the 390 is 148 kgs. There has been a weight increase compared to the Dukes, but I'm pretty sure the Aerodynamic efficiency gained will help performance.

    RC 200.jpg

    More on September 9th then!
     

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  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I like the rawness of the Duke, but I cna see this hitting it with those that like something a bit more sleek.
     
  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Nice nice.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Launch price -

    RC200 - 1.60 Lakhs (approximately 1.75 on-road)

    RC390 - 2.05 Lakhs (Approximately 2.25 on-road).


    One RC390 in White please :D
     
  5. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    White is an odd choice for colour?
     
  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Nope.
     
  7. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Did they tweak the Engine noise atleast .. sounds like a kiddy-bike :p
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    No it does not. It has one of the best sounding exhaust notes that I've heard for a bike in its capacity
     

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