Gwalior, 19 September 2014: KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke doesn’t please your eyes? You are not into naked bikes or ladies? Then Bajaj Auto knows the ambitious plans about your life. KTM, the Austrian premium motorcycle brand, today announced the launch of the KTM RC 200 and RC 390 in Athena, City Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Both RC’s are made made in India by Bajaj Auto, in collaboration with KTM. The KTM RC 200 & RC 390 is the next level of supersport category in India and this new addition will further strengthen the brand’s dominance in the premium motorcycle segment. Loaded with exciting new features and priced at INR 1,63,990/- (ex-showroom Gwalior) for RC 200 and INR 2,10,038/- (ex-showroom Gwalior) for RC 390, the RCs will give you a waiting for 90 days. The KTM range in Gwalior starts at INR 1,36,061/- .
“The RC 200 and RC 390 are single cylinder engine motorcycles. The legendary supersport style not only adds to the racing experience of the bike but also provides more strength and enhances riding pleasure. The KTM RC 200 and RC 390 is yet another example of our customer centric approach. Both motorcycles are made to easily handle Indian road conditions and offer the right balance between ride and comfort. With this new top of the line KTM RC 390, we are further enhancing the appeal of one of the most successful motorcycles in the Gwalior market. We are convinced that the KTM RC 200 & RC 390 will be a similar runaway success as the 200 Duke & 390 Duke and will play a key role in our growth this year,” said owner Sunil Gupta.
“We have delivered the first KTM RC 390 at the launch today. Over 4 bookings of RC 200 and RC 390 have also been received before the launch. We plan to sell around 4 RCs every month. Both are sports bike in their purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Whether it be on country roads or the racetrack, the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey pure race feeling. The handling – simply spectacular. The performance – incredible. The power – awesome,” said Sameer Mamtani, Bajaj Assistant Manager (Probiking).
KTM 200 have a aggressive appearance with its front mask which is trimmed for function and ready to race. The pillion seat on the KTM RC 200 have sporty rear end, it also have aerodynamic advantage. It comes with Moto3 inspired equipment like forged aluminium tripe clamps, upside down forks and a steel trellis frame.
Including Bosch ABS, KTM RC 390 comes fitted with Metzeler Sportec M5 tyres. High-quality upside-down forks from WP Suspension which have the same 43 mm diameter as the KTM 1190 RC8 R. The underbelly exhaust system sports a three chamber silencer which centralizes mass and protects passengers’ legs.
We have already conceived the knowledge about KTM RC 390 which you may have read earlier. With such supersport plans of KTM its no surprise that KTM 1190 RC8 R will soon reach to Indian roads.
KTM RC 200
RC200 is the first step into KTM´s Ready to Race philosophy. The premium full faired bike is an eye-catcher for its outstanding style. The 200cc engine is combining top performance together with efficient mileage. Premium components such as USD front fork, multifunctional fully digital display and radial brake caliper are completing the package and making RC200 an excellent value for money full faired motorcycle.
SPECIFICATIONS: 199.5 CC, Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke | 25 PS power | 19.2 Nm torque | 154 kg weight | Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated | 6 speed, claw shifted | Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Price: Rs. 1.63 lakhs (ex-showroom Gwalior)
KTM RC 390
Its geometry is critically different in order to fully live up to the ergonomics and riding characteristics of a genuine road racer. A steeper steering head, shorter trail and shorter wheelbase give the RC 390 a playful handling and true race track capability. Made of thin walled steel pipe sections, the orange powder coated frame is distinguished by a well-balanced rigidity distribution and unmatchable solidity.
SPECIFICATIONS: 373.27 CC, Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke | 43.5 PS power | 35 Nm torque | 166 kg weight | Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated | 6 speed, claw shifted | Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Price: Rs. 2.10 lakhs (ex-showroom Gwalior)