KTM had unveiled the all-new KTM RC 390 at the 2013 German Moto GP at the Sachsen ring circuit. The much awaited RC 390 would be used in a new racing series at the 2014 ADAC Junior Cup. As per the reports, KTM said that “the production version will roll out in 2014 and give the masses an affordable, quality sport bike for lower displacement motorcycles.”
After this, the Austrian motor cycle maker KTM has yet again unveiled the RC 390 along with RC 200 and RC 125 at the 2013 EICMA Auto Show in Milan. All the 3 bikes from RC Range are built to deliver huge performance and are packed with a number of additional features compared to other bikes in the segment. Considering the Indian buyers, KTM has managed to understand that most of the people in Indian market give more response to fully-faired bikes, without giving priority to performance and handling of the motorcycle. So as a result, KTM has put the development of RC bikes on the top of their list. The RC bikes will feature aerodynamic headlight and clip-on handle bars.
All the RC range motorcycles feature nose down, tail-up design along with new tank, visible clip-ons for racetrack handling and feedback, super thin seats, vanished tail piece, aluminum/titanium Akraprovic exhaust, rear set adjustable foot pegs, tall windscreen, fairing panels, fuel tank capacity has been reduced by 1.5-litres, seat height has been increased by 50 mm, dual projector lamps with DRLs, fairing mounted rear view mirrors with front-turn indicators and also gets LED tail lamps at rear. All the 3 bikes would also feature chrome molybdenum steel and powder-coated front suspension, WP Suspension Up Side Down rear suspension, Metzeler tyres and Radial brakes.
Coming to the technical specification, RC 390’s engine has been detuned to produce maximum power of 43Bhp, whereas RC 200 and RC 125 would produce a maximum power of 25Bhp and 15Bhp respectively. As per the reports obtained earlier all the RC range bikes would be manufactured at the Chakan plant. The RC 390 is expected to hit the Indian market by mid-2014 at a ex-showroom price of Rs. 2.20 lakh. Followed by the RC 200 which would hit our shores by end-2014 at a on-road price of Rs. 1.75 lakh. In most certainty the RC 125 much like the 125 Duke won’t arrive in India, as it would be priced out of reach of what Indian’s would like to pay for a 125 cc model.
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