2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 get Euro 4 engines and minor tweaks to the performance. 390 gains more torque and weight, RC200 stays similar
There was news in the air that the new motorcycles from KTM in the year 2017 could come. However, apart from the Duke which are set to come shortly, it looks like the RC 200 and RC 390 will make it to the showrooms first. Based on the existing platform and revised for 2017, the major changes are to the internals and cosmetic changes to make sure government and enthusiast both stay happy. Let’s have a look at the leaked brochures and what they have in store for us.
2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 Design and Dimensions
Both motorcycles stay identical in terms of design and body panels. That means they get projector headlamps, led lights and other similar things seen before. What has changed is the color theme by a huge margin. RC390 has white/black/orange scheme while the RC200 has a white/orange scheme on it. Both bikes do look fresh on the face of it.
2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 Chassis, suspension and brakes
Trellis frame, upside down forks, and 320mm new larger front disc brake has been adopted. Monoshock at the rear will continue. RC200 seems to get new set of MRF tyres, RC390 continues with Metzeler tyres. Both motorcycles have seen a slight weight increase over the past. RC390 goes up by 4 kgs, while RC200 stays similar as before.
2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 Brochures Price and Launch
Expect launch in March 2017. Prices will stay in the same bracket. 2.25 Lakhs for RC 390 and Rs. 1.90 Lakhs are prices expected for the new bike
2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 Brochures Engine And Specification
The RC390 now makes 36 Nm instead of 35 Nm of torque. Power stays the same at 43.5 BHP. RC200 continues to stay identical as before. The engine makes 25 PS of power and 19.2 Nm of torque at identical RPM as before. RC390 is set to get ride by wire, slipper clutch and euro 4 exhaust. RC200 is unlikely to get all of these, but we expect to see ride by wire on it to meet emission norms.
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2017 KTM RC200 and RC390 brouchers Safety and Features
ABS is a dual channel unit is standard on the RC 390. RC200 on paper doesn’t seem to get ABS even today. Features list includes a digital meter which has a host of fuel efficiency parameters, clock, trip, odometers, RPM and speedo which are digital and much more is on offer.
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