KTM RC 200 review
The KTM RC200 now comes in a new colour scheme, called Electronic Orange. It was in late-January when KTM India launched its BS6 products. Four months later, the company had increased prices of all its models, more than its BS4 counterpart.
The same fully-faired look that we’ve grown familiar with over the last 6 years. What’s new on the BS6 version are the graphics schemes and colour combinations on offer. The bike features a sculpted appearance with the highlights being the twin projector headlights up front, underbelly exhaust system and a sharp, steeply-rising tail section.
The 199.5cc motor has been robbed of a little performance, down by 0.83PS and 0.2Nm to 25PS and 19.2Nm. But it is still the most powerful 200cc bike in India today. And despite meeting stricter emission norms, KTM has managed to keep the underbelly exhaust system. The engine continues to feature fuel-injection but doesn’t get ride-by-wire like the 390s. The KTM signature trellis frame which holds everything together continues to be a single-piece unit, unlike the bolt-on subframe design seen on the Duke. WP suspension is present at both ends – an upside-down fork and preload-adjustable monoshock. The bike is brought to a stop by ByBre disc brakes at both ends (300mm/230mm) with the assistance of dual-channel ABS. The 9.5-litre fuel tank could prove too small if you’re looking to tour long distances.
The RC 200 gets and LED tail-lamp and turn indicators, back-lit switchgear and fully-digital instrumentation, though it’s an LCD unit unlike the TFT screen seen on the 390 Duke. Twin-projector headlights do a good job and the BS6 version now features dual-channel ABS, compared to the BS4 bike’s single-channel system.
KTM RC 200 Price: The new KTM RC 200 is expected to be priced between Rs 1,90,000- 2,00,864 lakh