Motor Mania Review: KTM RC 200
As per the demand of the Indian customers, KTM finally launched the 2022 KTM RC 200 in October.
The new 2022 KTM RC 200 gets a stunning modern design overhaul with significant visual changes. But, perhaps, the most prominent of them all is that the RC 200 has a broader body design than its predecessors, which gives it a big bike feel.
Other aspects of this new design include adjustable handlebars, new headlight units reminiscent of the Duke 390 with integrated turn indicators and DRLs, a larger airbox for better performance, sharper and mean-looking tail lamp design, a curved radiator for better cooling and a windscreen with laser texture for better aerodynamics.
The fuel tank also gets a huge update. It is now larger with a capacity of 13.7 litres, unlike the older version, which only had a capacity of 9.5 litres. As a result, the RC 200 can travel up to 411 kms on a full tank at 30 to 35 kmpl.
The RC 200 still comes with the same WP APEX Front USD forks but increased travel suspension for better ride quality on Indian roads. The brakes still are the same with optional single-channel ABS or dual channel. The front disc now gets a slimmer look, and the middle portion of the disc has been removed for weight reduction and better stopping power. The rims are now lighter.
The seats are far more comfortable than the older version, with improved rider and pillion cushioning. The frame has been divided into two parts – a mainframe and a subframe. The instrument cluster now comes with a large LCD screen. It also now gets a ‘Supermoto’ mode which disengages the rear ABS.
Speaking of the colour options, the RC 200 is available in just two colour choices: black and white. Both colourways feature a KTM decal that runs across the fairing, a KTM logo on the tank, a dual-tone finish, and orange paint for the sub-frame and the alloy wheels.
The new 2022 KTM RC200 has been launched at an introductory price tag of Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), similar to the previous model. However, KTM India will soon increase the prices, and we expect to see a hike post the festive season.
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