Austrian motorcycle manufacturer and purveyor of some of the most hooligan bikes on the planet, KTM, launched the 2017 model year KTM RC390 and RC200 in India. The RC390 is priced at Rs 2,25,300 while the RC200 gets a price tag of Rs 1,71,740 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Deliveries for the RC200 will commence in a week’s time from today, while that of the RC390 will take a couple of weeks more, no exact time frame revealed.
The 2017 RC390 and RC200 will come with a new livery, revised paint scheme (new UV resistant paint) for a fresh look and both have been made Euro 4 compliant as well as add 12mm extra soft padding on the pillion seat for better cushioning. The RC390 receives significant additions while the RC200 gets just minor updates.
The new RC390 come equipped with a larger 320 mm front disc brake (300mm in its predecessor), wider rear view mirrors and a new side-mounted upswept exhaust. The major mechanical update onboard the RC390 is the addition of ride-by-wire throttle, a slipper clutch, adjustable levers, and an ‘EVAP’ system that prevents fuel loss via evaporation.
The company has also introduced the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus that is mostly used in cars for better communication between onboard devices. The cosmetic significant update is an interesting black-orange paint job with white graphics. The same 373.3cc, liquid-cooled single engine is now compatible with the Euro4 emission standards.
Although the maximum power output remains at 43.5PS, the peak torque output gets a little bump in the new version with 36Nm (1Nm increased). This exhaust system adds 4 kgs to the RC390’s kerb weight, which now stands at 163.5 kgs.
Coming to the 2017 RC200, it gets a revised paint scheme with the graphic pattern mimics the elder sibling; however, the colours are different. Unlike the bigger sibling, the new RC200 continues to use the smart underbelly exhaust muffler and 300mm front disc brake. An ABS is standard on RC390, while RC200 does not get an ABS, not even as option.
Checkout more pictures of the 2017 KTM RC390, after a jump.
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