The KTM RC 200 is the go-to motorcycle for all the novice riders who want to hit the tracks. This one is affordable, not that extremely powerful and KTM branding all are factors which keeps a customer interested. As the years have gone by since the launch does it still hold the numero 1 position? Let us have a test ride.
The KTM RC 200 is powered by a 199.5cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 25.4 bhp and a torque of 19.5 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM RC 200 comes up with an anti-locking braking system. This RC 200 bike weighs 160.6 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 9.5 liters.
KTM has updated the fully-faired RC 200 for 2020 giving it an aggressive-looking paint scheme. It comprises black and orange paint along with bold graphics on the fairing. Apart from this, the motorcycle remains the same visually. It gets a dual-LED projector headlamp at the front with LED DRLs that give it a distinctive look. The sleek 9.5-litre fuel tank merges well into the upswept tail section which houses a split-seat setup.
The RC 200’s trellis frame continues to house a 199cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor that is now BS6-compliant. However, the power figures remain the same and it continues to churn out 25bhp and 19Nm of torque. It rides on inverted forks upfront and a mono-shock at the rear. Meanwhile, the braking hardware consists of a 300mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear along with dual-channel ABS as standard.
The bike gets an LED tail-lamp and turn indicators, back-lit switchgear, and fully digital instrumentation, though it’s an LCD unit unlike the TFT screen seen on the 390 Duke. Twin-projector headlights do a good job and the BS6 version now features dual-channel ABS, compared to the BS4 bike’s single-channel system.
Not much needs to be said about the design: it’s the same fully-faired look that we’ve grown familiar with over the last 6 years. What’s new on the BS6 version are the graphics schemes and color combinations on offer. The bike features a sculpted appearance with the highlights being the twin projector headlights up front, underbelly exhaust system and a sharp, steeply-rising tail section.
KTM RC 200 VERDICT
Great motorcyle for racetrack
Powerful and punchy engine
Overall weight is on the lighter side
Uncomfortable city ride
Small pillion seat
Brake lacks the bite
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