The updates on the 2015 KTM RC 200 have been carried over from the Duke 200 and will be launched later this year without any changes to the powertrain.
KTM India’s offerings are known to come with the extreme value for money pricing that has paved way for the whole affordable performance segment in the country. Right from the Duke 200 and 390 to the recently launched RC 200 and 390, the company has maintained the VFM factor courtesy of the local production and sourcing of components. However, the local parts have also known to be tad bit troublesome for customers and the Austrian manufacturer has commenced work to niggle out on these minor issues on the new RC twins.
Spotted here is the KTM RC 200 with a cover for the monoshock piston that is missing on the outgoing model. The cover is available on the Duke models and will soon be updated on the RC 200 and 390 as part of updates for the 2015 model year. In addition, to the monoshock piston cover, KTM is reportedly working on better quality alloy wheels that can soak up our harsh roads as well as new gear shift levers. No changes will be made to the powertrain, but a few new features can be expected.
While the RC models are being updated in India, KTM has also commenced testing the 2016 Duke 125, 200 and 390 models in Europe that were spotted recently and get updates including new side mounted exhaust, rear subframe as well as repositioned turn indicators and revised rider rearsets. The updated Duke models are likely to be unveiled at EICMA later this year with the Indian launch expected by early 2016. Following the price revision for 2015, the RC 200 starts at Rs. 1.66 lakhs, while the RC 390 is priced at Rs. 2.13 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source – Rohit Paradkar on Twitter