I was left awestruck the day the images of the KTM RC200 surfaced on the web. I saw the pictures of the RC 390 but they were not as bewitching and enchanting as the ones of the RC200. The high resolution images not only became the wallpaper on my laptop and cell phone, but they left a big imprint in my minda as well.
The impatient soul within me felt tranquil while I marvelled at the beauty of the RC 200. I only came to my senses when I was told that I was going to review one of the RC motorcycles. All the drooling, dreaming and waiting for one of the most anticipated bikes of 2014 was going to get over for me. Lost in the gawking, I don't even remember how fast the day dawned and we were at Bajaj's private test track at Chakan to see what it's all about.
Although I am not even remotely close to feeling satisfied with the amount of time I spent (I want more track time with RC!), a couple of drags down the main straight, few minutes tackling the corners and 15 minutes doing flying laps were sufficient to give me a fair idea about the entry-level ‘sports bike’ from KTM. While we all know it is supposed to be a racier version of the Duke 200, let us find out if it is just a sportier looking motorcycle or the real deal.