2021 KTM RC 200 and RC 125: The best news is that the price of two new models of motorcycles has not been increased.
Good news for bike lovers. KTM has come up with two new models of bikes. The names of the two models this time are KTM RC-125 and KTM RC-200. Meanwhile, two bikes have been launched in India. It is known that the prices of the two models are also within reach.
According to KTM authorities, the KTM RC-125 model is priced at Rs 1.72 lakh in Indian currency. On the other hand, the KTA RC-200 model is priced at Rs 2.09 lakh. It is also learned that KTM RC-390 new generation will be launched in a few months. For now, new generation RC-125 and RC-200 bookings have started.
KTM authorities further said that a new generation of two models of the premium sports bike segment has been launched in the new look. Note that the popular Australian bike brand KTM has been doing business in India for ten years.
Both models will have larger ACD instrument clusters. Having twin barrel headlamps. There is a hazel lamp cowl. Also integrated indicator. Adjustable handbars and new windscreen have changed the look a lot.
About RC 125
KTM RC 125 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,80,403 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The KTM RC 125 is powered by 125cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 14.5 bhp and a torque of 12 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM RC 125 comes up with anti-locking braking system.
KTM followed the success of the 125 Duke with its faired sibling, the RC 125 in India. The motorcycle gets the same aggressive styling as the other RC models including the projector headlamps accompanied by LED DRLs, turn indicators and tail lamp. It also gets the same step-seat design along with the fully-digital instrument console.
The KTM RC 125 is available in two colour options – Orange with White and Dark Galvano. The motorcycle uses a 124cc, single-cylinder, BS6-compliant engine. This motor produces 14.3bhp and 12Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The RC 125 continues to ride on inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is taken care of by a 300mm front disc with a Bybre radial caliper and a 230mm rear disc along with a single-piston Bybre caliper. The system is assisted by single-channel ABS.
In terms of competition, the KTM RC 125 goes head-on against the Yamaha R15 V3 as they both are closely priced.
About RC 200 2021
KTM RC 200  is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,08,717 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours. The KTM RC 200  is powered by 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 anti-locking braking system. This RC 200  bike weighs 160.6 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 liters.
After keeping it majorly unchanged for seven years, KTM has finally bestowed the RC 200 with its biggest ever update this year. All these changes promise to make it friendlier and more accessible while keeping the excitement intact.
The most prominent change is in the design department. The motorcycle now looks bigger, more mature, and less sharp than the previous bike. It also gets a new LED headlamp set up along with an LCD console that looks like the same unit we have seen on the new 250 Duke. Even the turn blinkers are now mounted on the fairing. Furthermore, the fuel tank is a larger 13.7-litre unit, as opposed to the previous bike’s 9.5-litre fuel tank.
As for the hardware, the new RC 200 is based on a split-type trellis frame with a bolted-on sub-frame, which is a departure from the outgoing bike. Moreover, the brakes and wheels are lighter for saving weight. Other hardware changes include a new WP Apex monoshock and fully adjustable handlebar risers for tweaking its ergonomics.
The 25.4bhp, 199.5cc, liquid-cooled engine of the KTM RC 200 has remained majorly unchanged. However, there’s a new larger airbox for allowing better air flow thereby making the bike more responsive and torquey. The heating should also be better managed with a new curved radiator assembly. Lastly, KTM has made sure the new RC 200 is comfier and more spacious to ride.
The 2022 KTM RC 200 is available in two colour options including Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic. The motorcycle competes against the new Yamaha YZF R15 V4.