The KTM RC range is due for an upgrade later this year, and now leaked images of the new-generation KTM RC 200 have emerged online, revealing the new design language on the full-faired motorcycle. The 2021 KTM RC 200 has commenced production at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant and could go on sale sometime early next year. The spy shot reveals front profile of the bike sporting a completely new design.
Compared to the razor-sharp and angular styling of the current model, the Next Gen KTM RC 200 will geta flatter face with the larger LED headlamp cluster that looks similar to the Duke range and replaces the twin projector headlamps. The fairing looks new as well and is more rounded than the one on the current version, while the turn indicators are now mounted on the fairing. The bike will continue to sport the orange shade in abundance, but with new body graphics.
In addition to a completely new front design on the Next Gen KTM RC 200, expect to see a revised tail section as well on the 2021 KTM RC 200. But the big change will be in terms of ergonomics. The new RC 200 will sport a new handlebar that is positioned closer to the rider now for a more upright riding position while the seat has been reworked for better comfort. Overall, the new KTM RC 200 and the RC range will sport a more comfortable riding posture over the predecessor.
KTM will continue using the same 199 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor on the 2021 RC 200, but the engine is expected to sport a number of changes for improved power and torque delivery. Expect the bike to retain its sporty identity with the new version, but will be a lot easier on the ergonomics. We do think it will continue being an excellent track tool for beginners. Other upgrades likely include a new digital instrument console, new tyres, and more colours too.
The KTM RC 200 is currently priced at Rs. 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and you can expect prices to increase by about Rs. 5000-7000 when the new-generation arrives. Needless to say, the design will be replicated on the RC 125, RC 250 and RC 390 motorcycles as well, albeit with changes.