The RC range gets updated graphics with some additional equipment for the bigger RC390
KTM took the wraps off its updated range of motorcycles at INTERMOT last year. The RC390 and the RC200 will be the first to be launched in India on January 19. The naked Duke range is expected to follow the suit soon.
The KTM RC range hasn’t received major updates with changes restricted to improved graphics and a smaller belly pan for increased ground clearance. While the RC200 continues to sport an underbelly exhaust, the refreshed RC390 ditches it for a side-slung one. Other mechanical changes on the RC390 include the introduction of slipper clutch and ride-by-wire throttle. It also gets a larger front disc brake, now 320mm as opposed to the 300mm on the pre-facelift model. The RC200 too gets a 20mm larger disc brake up front. Certain reports suggest that the RC390 will get a slight bump in its torque rating. Considering that it now gets a larger side-slung exhaust, expect it to weigh a little more than the current model too. That aside, both these motorcycles will continue to sport the same engines.
While the KTM RC range hasn’t received a major update in terms of its design, their naked siblings, the Duke series however, is expected to get a major design overhaul. The KTM Duke range too is expected to be launched soon.