KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 Gen 2 Launched
The KTM RC Range has been a staple Supersport model in the KTM lineup for a number of years, bringing true sports bike styling, handling, and performance. The 2022 KTM RC Range has undergone a major transformation, with an all-new chassis, improved ergonomics, class-leading performance, updated electronics, and Grand Prix-inspired styling.
The range once again consists of the KTM RC 125, KTM RC 200, and range-topping KTM RC 390. True to form, the KTM RC Range motorcycles embraces the KTM’s READY TO RACE philosophy. Motivated by the brand’s commitment to its efforts in MotoGP™ and visually inspired by some of the world’s most competitive racers, the KTM RC range Gen-2 brings in racetrack DNA for the street.
Notable new features on the KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 include:
- New adjustable handlebars
- New LCD dash instrument cluster
- Increased fuel tank volume from 9.5 liters to 13.7 liters
- New LED headlight on the KTM RC 200
- New Halogen headlight on the KTM RC 125
- New, Larger airbox
- All-new stiffer, lighter split-steel trellis frame
- New SUPERMOTO ABS on the KTM RC 200
- New, sharper taillight design
- New lighter, high-strength wheels
- New, lighter 320mm front brake disc & 230mm rear brake disc
- Curved radiator
- Stiffer hollow front axle
- Wind screen with unique laser texture
- Integrated front position lamp with front blinkers
- Aluminum cast and split pillion grab
The India version of the KTM RC 200 Gen-2 retains all the above features as in the international version and comes in with an additional upgrade of all-new full LED headlamp unit.
Boasting race-inspired lines and two new colorways which clearly define the sporty character of the KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 Gen-2, this redesign has been purposely undertaken to optimize the aerodynamic properties due to higher top speeds. This has been achieved thanks to a computational fluid dynamics design process, which has reshaped the RC for both style and real-world function.
The KTM RC Range Gen-2 features an all-new chassis – a steel trellis frame with bolt on subframe, lightweight wheels & brakes. With fully adjustable handlebar risers, the KTM RC Range combines track day ergonomics and everyday usability into a refined racing machine.
With a collection of premium parts in the KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 such as a WP APEX big piston fork in the front and a new WP APEX shock absorber in the rear, all-new LCD dash display, all-new LED headlamps in the KTM RC 200, all-new halogen headlamps in the KTM RC 125, new ABS with Supermoto mode makes it class leading against other Supersport machines in India. All-new larger 13.7-liter fuel tank provides best in class fuel capacity meaning you can go further, faster for longer.
KTM RC Range is powered by a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves, and electronic fuel injection. The new larger airbox allows the KTM RC Range to breathe easier, providing improved responsiveness and increased torque giving it an impressive off the line launch putting the KTM RC Range well and truly a head of the pack.
The new curved radiator ensures superior cooling for the engine. This improves airflow throughout the engine allowing the KTM RC Range to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap, or charge through rush-hour traffic.
As a true sports bike, special care has been taken in improving the overall ergonomics of the KTM RC Range. For example, the knee area is now ergonomically developed to allow for more rider movement, being as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area.
The new bodywork is designed for optimized wind and weather protection, enhanced heat management by using a combination of inner and outer body panels to direct airflow away from the rider, and not to mention a striking visual presence.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sumeet Narang – President, Pro-Biking Business unit at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said – “The KTM RCs are race-bred machines with its technology & form inspired from the MotoGP racer– KTM RC 16. The fully faired motorcycles have a strong and growing contribution to the KTM portfolio. Also, the enthusiasts of SuperSport motorcycles in India prefer aggressive sharp looks coupled with exciting features. With a slew of upgrades, the new generation of the KTM RC 200 looks set to extend its lead in the premium performance motorcycle segment, bringing real racetrack inspired DNA to the streets. While the KTM RC range Gen-2 will be available in global markets by 2022, the KTM RC 200 Gen-2 will be available for the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts from October 2021. The KTM RC 125 Gen-2 will be available from November 2021. We are celebrating 10 years of KTM’s presence in the Indian market this year, and we are excited to announce the all new KTM RC 200 and KTM RC 125 at a special introductory price of Rs. 2.09 lacs (Ex-SR, Delhi) and Rs. 1.82 Lacs (Ex-SR, Delhi) respectively to mark the occasion.”
Bookings for the KTM RC 200 Gen-2 and KTM RC 125 Gen-2 are open at all KTM showrooms. The production of KTM RC 200 has started and will be reaching the showrooms soon. The KTM RC 125 will start reaching showrooms from next month.
The KTM RC 200 Gen-2 will be priced at Rs.2,08,717 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) which is the same price as the ongoing model. The KTM RC 125 Gen-2 will be priced at Rs. 1,81,913 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). Prospects can avail of special finance schemes, with downpayment starting from Rs. 24,000.