KTM RC 250 India Specific Model Spotted Testing begs us to belive that it could replace the RC200 as this engine is more race focused and would do more justice
After the launches of the new RC range in the Country KTM India seems to be busy working on a smaller RC 250 motorcycle which has been spied testing on Indian roads. To be specific the KTM RC 250 was spotted at the Old Pune-Mumbai highway while testing. The good news is that the bike is expected to launch very soon in the Indian market. Well the newly spotted RC 250 misses some of the essential features like ABS, ride by wire and slipper clutch just like its sibling the Duke 250. The new RC 250 is seen sharing most of its part with its elder brother RC 390.
The fully faired motorcycle is expected to feature dual projectors headlights, fuel injection system, liquid cooling and more. Dimensionally, the new RC 250 is expected to get length of 1978 mm, width of 688mm, height of 1098mm along with wheelbase and ground clearance of 1340mm and 178mm respectively. Powering the all new RC 250 model will be the same 248.8 cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke Liquid-cooled, 4-valve DOHC engine which is already seen on the Duke 250. The power-train is capable of generating 30.7 bhp of power at 9000 rpm against the peak torque of 24 Nm at 7250 rpm.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, transmitting the power to the rear wheel. Braking duties on the new RC 250 will be carried by a 300mm disc brake with four-pot brake calliper at the front and 230mm disc brake with one-pot brake calliper at the rear. The ABS will be offered as an option if not a standard. The suspension duties will be taken care by 43mm upside down WP at the front and WP suspension at the rear.
Pricing will be the main factor here which will decide its future in the Indian market which is expected to be priced around 2.1 lakh (ex-showroom) and will go against the likes of upcoming Hero HX250R, Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Z250 and many other models coming in near future. As for now there is no official word of the RC 250 launching in India.
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