One of the most awaited launches in the two-wheeler performance segment this year, the production ready version of the KTM RC 390 and the RC 125 models were spotted possibly at the KTM Chakan plant’s parking lot. The images were posted on Team Duke’s facebook page and were snapped by their follower Nitin. Bajaj will be launching the RC 390 by mid-2014 which does not seem to be too far away now.
The production of the RC models has already commenced at the KTM plant and the models are being exported to the European markets. With just a few weeks left, KTM could have also commenced the production of the Indian spec RC 390 to be launched in the country. The RC 390 (pictured below) was undergoing one of the last inspections and was missing the rear seat. The RC 125 on the other hand is not planned for India as of now, and is only being exported to Europe.
The RC 390 shares its powertrain with the street-fighter Duke 390. Both the machines are powered by a 373.2cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that puts out 43.5 PS of power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Being a fully faired version, the sports bike will be more aerodynamic and will command a higher top speed of around 175 km/hr compared to the naked 390. 0-100 km/hr comes up in 5.6 seconds, so expect the RC 390 to be completely maddening on the road and the track as well. The motorcycle is expected to be priced around Rs. 2.60 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
The KTM RC 125 on the other hand is the quintessential bike for every boy racer. The RC 125 is powered by a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 15 HP of power and 10.8 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The company wants to concentrate on bringing its middle-weight and higher segment models in the country, which has seen a huge demand ever since the brand’s launch in India. Boy! We can’t wait to get our hands on the RC 390. KTM, we are waiting for a launch date soon.
Pictures Courtesy – Team Duke’s Facebook Page