The traditional front of the KTM RC 200 has been replaced by a hood that has a much larger windshield, an LED headlight similar to that of the 390 Duke and integrated turn signals. The body is also new, and the motorcycle now has a larger 13.7-liter fuel tank. The main part of the grille frame is hidden under the body, and there is a screwed subframe.
The seat of the KTM RC 200 is also new and significantly more comfortable. KTM also added passenger handles that fit into the design of the motorcycle. The Clip-On handlebar now offers an adjustment of up to 14.5 millimeters.
Engine and Performance
The 199.5 cm3 liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine continues to produce 25.8 hp at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.5 Nm at 8,000 rpm, while coupled to a six-speed gearbox. On the long back straight of the track, the KTM RC 200 ran at a respectable 142 km/h (shown).
The unsprung mass of the KTM RC 200 was reduced by three kilograms. This is due to lighter wheels, brake discs, a hollow front axle, a drive sprocket and a chain guard.
Immediately it was clear that the RC 200 was more agile and agile than before. It tilts intuitively when cornering and is more fun because the motorcycle reacts instantly and zealously to steering inputs.
Suspension service is taken over by a new WP Apex USD fork at the front and a Monosurprise at the rear, and they did their job well on the track. Braking is provided by a 320 mm disc in the front and a 230 mm disc in the rear with two-channel ABS and the ability to turn it off completely on the rear wheel.
The new KTM RC 200 is a sporty motorcycle that has fun on the track and smooth winding roads. Remember, the price is only introductory, it will soon become more expensive.