KTM has launched the 2017 version of RC 200 today in India priced at Rs 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Changes made to the bike are largely aesthetic, while subtle updates are made on the mechanical front. For a sportier look, KTM has added orange graphics on the black and white colour scheme. Besides, the pillion seat gets an additional 12mm padding for more comfort.
As mentioned in the beginning, the mechanical updates are superficial and the bike continues to use the same 199cc, single cylinder unit from the preceding model. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox that transmits power to the rear wheel. It continues to use the underbelly exhaust which is absent on its larger twin, RC 390. Stopping power comes from the 300mm disc unit at front and 230mm at rear.
The RC range was introduced in India two years ago and with recent updates on the twin models, they look sportier and edgy. While the 390 model has received new equipment, the RC 200 gets a new livery with almost no change on the mechanical front. Both the new models were showcased at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and since then have been awaited eagerly. The other models in the KTM range- 390 Duke and 200 Duke will also be rolled out with updates in the coming months.
2017 KTM RC 200 Price in India
The new 2017 KTM RC 200 has witnessed slight change in the price. While the changes made to the bike are not comprehensive on mechanical front, it now sports a new paint job and orange graphics on the body. In terms of equipment, the bike continues arming the same kit and hence the change in price is nominal. That said the new 2017 KT RC 200 price for the Indian market is INR 17,1740 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
2017 KTM RC 200 Design
With respect to the changes made to the 2017 version, there is no radical change in terms of design except for styling updates that give it a vivid look. The monotone black paint job has been replaced with the dual-tone black and white colour scheme with orange graphics on the body. Based on the Duke 200, the bike borrows design inputs from the former. Front features dual projector headlamp, DRLs and a large windscreen. The bulging fuel tank is now coloured in white and works well for the brawny look. Furthermore, the steel trellis frame painted in orange enhances the visual appearance.
2017 KTM RC 200 Specification
Power on the 2017 KTM RC 200 comes from the same unit that served the predecessor. The 199cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine is compliant with the Euro-4 emissions. In terms of output, the engine makes 25bhp of power and 19.2Nm of torque. The engine uses a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power to the rear wheel.
2017 KTM RC 200 Features
As for features, there is no new addition and it continues to sport the same equipment as on the outgoing model. In front, it gets the twin-projector headlamp cluster, daytime running lights, high clip-on-handle bar and clear windscreen. Other features on the bike include LED tail lamps, LED brake lamps, LED side indicators on wing mirrors, large seat with additional 12mm padding, muscular white fuel tank, orange steel trellis frame and large tyres.