KTM did the world launch of the RC 390 in Bologna yesterday and now some dealers are quoting prices of the upcoming RC bikes. While one can’t really take these prices as official, they are likely to be quite accurate. As per dealers, the KTM RC 200 will be priced at Rs. 1.72 lakhs while the RC 390 will be priced at Rs. 2.40 lakhs (all prices on-road, Delhi). Meanwhile the Duke 200 is priced at Rs. 1.52 lakhs while the Duke 390 is priced at Rs. 1.96 lakhs. The price difference between the Duke 200 and RC 200 is Rs. 20,000/- but the price difference between the Duke 390 and RC 390 is Rs. 44,000/-.
KTM always does introduction pricing on its bikes in India and the RC’s pricing is likely to be for a limited time too. While the hardware of the RC bikes remain largely similar to the Dukes, the Austrian automaker has made extensive changes to make the RC bikes more track focussed (the RCs also get daytime running lights). The RC 200 is going to do the volumes for KTM in India while the RC 390 will be the hot seller in global markets. KTM has also rolled out the RC 125 which is the faired version of the Duke 125, the said bike is manufactured in India but won’t be sold here.
The pricing of the KTM RC 200 confirms there won’t be ABS on offer although the said braking system is standard on export models. Considering Delhi has among the cheapest pricing in the country, expect the RC 200 to cost Rs. 1.84 lakhs in Mumbai while the price of the RC 390 would be around Rs. 2.57 lakhs in the financial capital. Competition for the RC 200 comes in the form of the Honda CBR250R while the RC 390 will rival the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Hyosung GT250R, annihilating both when it comes to performance and value.