KOCHI: Bajaj Auto Ltd launched its entry-level supersports motorcycles KTM RC 390 and RC 200 in Kochi on Thursday. KTM claims that the RC series bikes would attract the youth as it gives riders both track and street biking experience.
KTM has built the RC 390 and RC 200 on the platform of its very successful motor racing bikes. Even though RC series shares the engines of KTMs naked street bike Duke 390 and Duke 200, the bike has significant changes in the look.
RC 390 comes with 372.27cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine producing 43.5 Ps of power@9000rpm and 35nm torque@7000rpm mated with 6 speed transmission. While RC 200 carries 199.5cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine producing 25Ps power @10,000 rpm and 19.2nm torque@8,000rpm mated with six speed transmission. RC 390 and RC 200 are said to be the lightest motorcycles in their class with former weighing 166 kg and latter 154 kg. Both the bikes use electronic fuel injection system made by Bosch.
RC 390 comes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) but it is absent in RC 200. Both the motorcycles have advanced aerodynamic design and superior power to weight ratio compared to other bikes in their segment. Twin projector headlamp and body integrated pillion seat gives both motorcycles a super bike look. RC 390 and 200 have forged aluminium triple clamps, WP upside down forks and steel trellis frame. Fuel Tank capacity of both the motorcycles are 9.5 litres. The RC 390 and RC200 are priced at `2.09 lakh and `1.63 lakh, respectively, expected showroom price in Kochi. Amit Nandi, senior vice-president of Bajaj Probiking, said that KTM is fast growing in Indian Market. “KTM has grown by 120 per cente in the current financial year. With RC 300 and RC 200, we expect KTM to be the fastest growing motorcycle brand in India,” he said.