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LAUNCHED IN INDIA: 2017 KTM RC 390 & 200

KTM India has launched the upgraded 2017 KTM RC390 and RC 200 in the Indian market at a price tag of INR 2.25 lakh and INR 1.71 lakh respectively. As with all KTMs, the RC range get a host of new upgrades for 2017.  The KTM RC 390 now boasts of premium features like the ride-by-wire, slipper clutch, ABS while the RC 200 comes with class-leading features like aluminium swingarm, trellis frame and upside down suspension.

2017 KTM RC390:

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The RC390 now gets a new black and white paint scheme with contrasting graphics to further accentuate its visual appeal. Apart from styling upgrades, the RC390 also gets massive mechanical updates like a ride-by-wire throttle, slipper clutch and switchable ABS from Bosch. For 2017 the clutch and the brake lever are adjustable, to get the pressure points exactly to where the rider wants them. The new RC390 also features an aluminum side-mounted exhaust to meet the stringent Euro 4 emission.

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Mechanically, the new RC390 will be powered by the same 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine, which delivers 43.5 PS of power @ 9,000 RPM and 36 Nm of torque @ 7,000 RPM.Braking duties will be taken care by a larger, 320mm disc brake upfront and a 230 mm unit at the rear. Similarly, a steel fuel tank with 10 litres capacity (including 1.5 litres reserve) has been developed for the RC390.

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2017 KTM RC 200:

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The RC200, on the other hand, gets a new white and orange paint scheme making the super-sport even more appealing. Premium components such as USD front fork, multifunctional fully digital display and radial brake caliper complete the 2017 RC200 package. The bike gets the same 199 cc engine that produces  25 bhp of power and 19.2 Nm of torque.It also continues to use a 300mm disc brake upfront and a 230mm disc at the rear. However, it misses out on the ABS.

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