New KTM RC 250 Spied Testing In India For First Time

2018 KTM RC 250 Side

Likely to be launched in early 2018, the new KTM RC 250 will share engine specifications with the Duke 250.

KTM, the Austrian bikemaker had launched the new Duke 250 in the Indian car market earlier this year. The company is now planning to launch the new 2018 KTM RC 250 in the country. This motorcycle has been spotted testing for the first time in India. The motorcycle looks largely identical to the bigger sibling 2017 KTM RC 390. It will share most of its features and specifications from the new Duke 250. Similar to the Duke 250, the RC 250cc model will be positioned between the RC 200 and RC 390.

The bike has been spotted during its test mule near Old-Mumbai-Pune highway. This 250cc fully-faired motorcycle is currently on sale in select international markets. It is powered by the same 248.8cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection. The powertrain is good for 29bhp of power and 24Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. The global model is available with slipper clutch as standard, while the India-spec model could get this feature as optional. It misses out on ride-by-wire technology, which is currently available in the bigger sibling. Check out new 2018 KTM RC 250 launch date, specifications, price and other details here –

2018 KTM RC 250 Price In India

Minimum 1.90 lakh
Maximum Rs 2 lakh

KTM had launched the Duke 250 in the country at Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 250cc fully-faired motorcycle will be priced slightly higher than the naked bike. We expect that the RC 250 could be priced around Rs 1.90 – 2 lakh. Also Read – New 2017 KTM Duke 200 – All Details

2018 KTM RC 250 India Launch Date

The company has started testing the new RC 250 near old Mumbai-Pune highway. The company is yet to reveal the exact launch date of the bike, but we expect the motorcycle to go on sale by the end of 2017 or early next year.

2018 KTM RC 250 India Specifications

Specifications RC 250
Engine 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Power 30PS @9,000rpm
Torque 24Nm @7,250rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Brakes 300mm disc front and 230mm disc rear

This new fully-faired motorcycle shares its mechanics with the Duke 250. It is propelled by a 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, paired to a six-speed gearbox. This 4-stroke fuel injected engine churns out a maximum power output of 29bhp at 9,000rpm along with a peak torque of 24Nm at 7,250rpm. Compared to the RC200, this motorcycle is 6bhp more power and 4.8Nm torquier. The upcoming RC 250 could also get a slipper clutch.

Suspension duties will be carried out by WP Upside Down forks and WP Monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. It is based on a lightweight tubullar trellis frame, featuring a bold-on sub-frame. The bike will miss out on a dual-channel Bosch ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), which is available on RC 390.

2018 KTM RC 250 India Top Speed

Top Speed 155kmph

This motorcycle is claimed to have a top speed of around 155kmph.

2018 KTM RC 250 Design

This new motorcycle is based on a lightweight tubullar trellis frame that also features a bolt-on sub-frame, which is also used to develop the new Duke 250. As a reminder, the RC200 is based on the same single trellis frame. It shares most of the styling features from its bigger sibling, but it lacks LED headlight strips. The bike could be offered in two variants – ABS and Non-ABS. The motorcycle has a dry weight of 147kgs. Additionally, it misses out on ride-by-wire, which is available in the RC 390. For braking, the bike gets 300mm front and 230mm rear discs.

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The KTM RC 250 fully faired motorcycle will share engine with the Duke 250, which is a 248cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit with fuel injection technology.


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