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KTM RC 200

KTM RC 200 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,08,915 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 2 colours. It is powered by a 199.5 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 31.5 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement199.5 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported31.5 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight160.6 kg

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KTM RC 200 Price

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RC 200 BS VI

 2,08,915 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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KTM RC 200 Summary

RC 200 key highlights

Engine Capacity 199.5 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 31.5 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 160.6 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.5 litres
Seat Height 820 mm

About RC 200

KTM RC 200 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,08,915 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 9.5 liters.

KTM has updated the fully-faired RC 200 for 2020 giving it an aggressive-looking paint scheme. It comprises of a 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 up front and a monoshock 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.

As for competition, the RC 200 goes up against the Yamaha R15 V3 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in the country.
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KTM RC 200 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Great motorcyle for racetrack
    • Powerful and punchy engine
    • Overall weight is on the lighter side
  • Could be Better

    • Uncomfortable city ride
    • Small pillion seat
    • Brake lacks the bite

BikeWale's Take

The RC200 is a great aggressive looking motorcycle. It is known for its excellent handling and performance. However, it isn't an ideal bike for daily commuting nor for long distance touring.

KTM RC 200 Review

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.

Introduction

KTM RC 200

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.

Exterior

KTM RC 200

Beautiful! One word is enough to describe the bike in terms of styling. I kept looking at the bike like a teenager staring at a poster of Scarlett Johansson. But a 200cc 'sports bike'? Even though some might laugh thinking how a 200cc motorcyle can be a sports bike, the RC200 looks like one as its gets the same treatment as the RC 390. While the design and fairing size on the bikes is same, the decals are different. But the RC200 still looks more appealing than the elder sibling and the black colour scheme looks superb. The black colour actually makes it look compact, but I'm sure RC390 owners would envy the colour scheme. 

KTM RC 200

The twin projector headlamp setup might be a little controversial, as some people haven't liked it while some like me are fond of it. Further down on the chin are the boomerang-shaped DRLs, with white light give it a good appeal. On top of the front fairing is the clear windscreen backed by a black layer underneath it. The cool innovative touches done to the fairing with the stickering job lend the fully-faired bike a sharp and menacing look. When you look further down, you can notice that the fairing over the engine overlaps the belly pan fairing. The gaps between the fairing might be something that many will complain about, but I will give it some leeway since it doesn't really look uglyfrom any angle..

KTM RC 200

The newly sculpted fuel tank is again black in colour and sports the 'RC' sticker below the fuel cap lid. While the instrument cluster is directly carried over from the Duke 200, the RC gets a new clip-on handle-bar unlike the naked that gets a normal handlebar. The rear-view mirrors look sharp and I liked their shape. They get those discreet integrated LED side indicators, which is again a good touch and, in fact, the first in the segment. The steel trellis frame comes painted in KTM's customary orange livery.

KTM RC 200

Moving  towards the other end of the motorcycle, you notice the most beautifully crafted thing on the bike -  the rear cowl,…err umm…yes that's what one might think at first, but it’s a seat. Yes, a proper foam seat. Underneath the seat, the rear panel is painted in white unlike all the other panels that come in black. Plus there are rectangular grooves which give this panel a better look and double up as grab rails. Nevertheless, according to government norms KTM India will provide proper grab rails for the pillion which will assist in holding and moving the bike around after getting off it.

KTM RC 200

Continuing the beautiful craftsmanship with the rear, the sharp all-LED tail lamp gets a neat design. There is a single LED lamp in the centre that lights up in harmony with the pilot lamps and it gets flanked by LED brake lamps. The rod that holds the registration plate holder is not something I really liked and a concealed one would have looked better. Even so, the white LED lamp for the number plate gives it a good feel. Further down, the design of the hugger is simple and doesn’t spoil the look; conversely we expect the traditional hugger with saree guard from the Dukes to be carried over on delivery of the bike. According to many consumers it will spoil the look, but according to government's regulations it will be provided. The design of the alloy wheels is the same as the Duke 200 but is painted completely in orange following the design language of the Duke 390 and RC 390.

KTM RC 200

Instrument cluster and other features

KTM RC 200

Sure the DRLs look good, but they are not actually daytime running lamps as they are hardly visible in daylight, although they should do an effective job in low light like the headlamps with the projector set-up. The instrument cluster is directly carried over from the Duke 200 which doesn't require any introduction.

The quality of switches and other equipment is quite decent and don’t feel cheap. The RC200, however, misses out on the bar-end weights for the clip-ons as seen on the RC390. The ORVMs look good with integrated indicators, but it might prove to be a costly affair if and when you break them. The mirrors, anyhow, were not that helpful on the track. 

The fairing over the engine overlaps the belly pan fairing and I think providing a separate panel like this will help in not spending money on the entire fairing in case of an accident. The new sculpted fuel tank houses the battery at the front bringing down the fuel tank capacity to 10 litres. This might make it difficult for an RC 200 owner to take the motorcycle out on a long ride without many fuel stops. But we are not complaining as none of the entry-level fully faired bikes in India have a big tank. We expect the RC 200’s tank range to be around 220km, which is actually not that bad. 

The brake and clutch levers get a small ridge, which will help the lever break from that point if the bike drops to the ground. The foot pedals feature a prominent heel plate for track use and these are now forged unlike the cast ones on the Duke 200. ABS is not offered with the RC200 which we think, though expensive, would have made it safer. It would also have endowed the rider with more confidence in braking especially on Indian roads.

KTM RC 200

Engine and Gearbox

KTM RC 200

Under the fairing is the same tried and tested single-cylinder 200cc engine from the Duke 200 that comes mated to a six-speed transmission. This motor also produces 26bhp of power and 19Nm of torque, same as in the case of its naked sibling. Nonetheless, KTM has surely worked on tuning this mill a bit as it feels and sounds smoother than the one on the Duke 200. The engine also feels equally energetic and the spread of power is smooth and friendly. The vibrations at high revs are not as many that they can make their presence felt, but the mirrors vibrate making it tricky to provide the rider a stable rear view.

The gearshifts are soft and precise in comparison to the Duke 200. The shrouds, which the company says have been designed to throw the hot air down towards the ground and not the rider’s legs, are pretty helpful. 

Despite the fact that the engine is not as powerful as the Duke 390 and RC 390, this mill doesn't run out of breath except on the long straights. It still helps in providing the solid bang out of corners and tops out at 137kmph, its electronically limited mark. The additional weight of the fairing is taken care of by the peppy motor as it doesn’t really make you feel that you are riding a heavier bike than the Duke 200.

For the time given, I couldn't do a proper V-Box testing so I can't really comment on the performance figures. But we will do that along with a fuel efficiency test once we get the bike for a proper road test.

KTM RC 200

Ride and Handling

KTM RC 200

Though the powertrain on the RC 200 is similar to the Duke 200, the faired motorcycle's chassis gets some critical changes. For instance, the steering head angle is sharper, which means the front wheel is pulled in towards the bike more in comparison to the Duke 200. This also means that the wheelbase is smaller with a bit more ground clearance, while the seat height is raised by 20mm. All of this has resulted in pushing the centre of gravity up, making the motorcycle more agile and nimble. Along with the revised fairing and ergonomics, it gets a front biased weight distribution. While the WP 43mm upside down forks are carried over from the Duke 200, there is 25mm less travel at the front and is stiffer as well. Similarly, the set-up at the rear has been stiffened as well.

All of this seems pretty good on paper but how does it feel on the road? Well to answer that what better place can we get to test other than a race track! I took a few laps of the Bajaj test track that is custom-made with a variety of corners, positive banking and straight patches. The seating position is aggressive, the new clip-on handlebars are low and foot-pegs have been raised up a bit, I was still pretty comfortable on the bike though. I'm sure with the taller seat, people with more than average height will also get accustomed to the position soon. But again, for city traffic commute, we think it's going to be a bit stressful with the aggressive stance. The back and the arms of the rider might hurt with continuous riding.

KTM RC 200

So for the moment, on the track, the RC200 is definitely sharper in handling than the Duke 200. It responds very quickly to the inputs put at the handlebar. The steeper rake angle and wider clip-ons have tremendously helped in achieving this. I could shift down heavily and exit every corner with a large grunt without having to exert myself physically at all. The RC 200 is quick in short turns and stable in long corners. Me being used to a Duke 200, I feel it is the same as the other Duke siblings which beg you to ride harder and pull the throttle every time.

The rider's seat is well shaped and gives enough space for the rider to move about in the space given. On the track, the visor deflects the air over the rider rather than hitting the rider's torso. This will furthermore definitely help riders reduce the wind pressure on them when they take the bike on highways and long rides. However, the seat positioning is such that one can't really swoop down completely and get a proper view of the road in front. He has to raise his head slightly to be able to get a clear view. 

The only thing I can actually grumble about is that unlike the RC390, which gets Metzelers, the RC200 gets MRFs. Not that the MRFs are bad, but they are just not as grippy as the former. So it becomes very important to be in the right gear, in the right line and at the optimum speed in the corners. Nevertheless, they do inspire a lot of confidence once they warm up.

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Verdict

KTM RC 200

The RC 200 is true to KTM's design language and emulates the aggressive looks and breathtaking performance that the other KTM bikes have to offer. For beginners, this is the perfect machine to learn how to ride on a race track and has a premium aura that is missing in its competitors. But for people who can spend lakhs of rupees to get something more aggressive for the racetrack, this might not be their cup of tea. Options are limited in the Rs 2 lakh segment and one will have to appreciate the aggressive and competent package this motorcycle offers within this price segment. 

A motorcycle enthusiast looking for a sharp, aggressive looking, quick and thrillingly remarkable performance bike that is still affordable, the KTM RC 200 should be his. To conclude, my heart goes in favour of the RC 200 in most aspects and I have to agree that KTM has actually made a sporty motorcycle and not just a sportier looking bike.

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KTM RC 200 mileage

As reported by RC 200 owners, the real mileage of KTM RC 200 is 31 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of RC 200 is 38 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 25.4 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 19.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 199.5 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 72 mm

    Stroke 49 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 14.5:1

    Ignition Digital Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 9.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 361 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 38 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 31.5 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 - 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Fixed, Rear-1 Piston Floating Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 - 17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension WP APEX 43

    Rear Suspension WP APEX - Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 160.6 kg

    Overall Length --

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,341 mm

    Ground Clearance 178.5 mm

    Seat Height 820 mm

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Steel trellis frame, powder coated

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V/8Ah

Headlight TypeProjector Headlamps

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM RC 200 User Reviews

4.7 1440 ratings 341 reviews
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  •  5KTM RC 200 review 1 week ago by Ks Darlong, Agartala

    Rc is definitely famous for it superb looks, as we know ktm works upon quality so thus the maintenance is quite a bit up the price but we are happy with its performances. The start of the chapter the buying experience was full of excitement as the moment they landed me

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5KTM RC 200 review 3 weeks ago by Tarun, Sitapur

    Ktm rc is very powerful and nice looking bike for me it's a no-1 bike,

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Experience of my 5 years 2 months ago by Ravi Negi, Dehradun

    Its rate is may be high not too high and comfortable feel in riding. I ride 420 km in one day, look is very good. I really love ktm overall look, service is also good advantage of the bike is like best pickup and look like every one is ktm lover so people attractive and

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      150 kmpl

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  •  4Good for racing freaks 2 months ago by Tarun, New Delhi

    Buying experience was not that much good and that is not the main point here. Looks is fabulous and as per the power to weight ratio is good it can be maneuver easily and quickly. Handling as per my experience is best on racing bike. Although you have to compromise with

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      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  5I love ktm rc 200 bike 2 months ago by Sathvik, Bangalore

    I love ktm rc 200. I bought it 1 year ago and it's a fantastic bike for all rides it is gorgeous, good looking and has good mileage. When i was bought the bike I was very excited to ride it and loved the ride. The bike is so comfortable and was very careful about the bi

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      60 kmpl

  •  5Ktm is not a machine its an emotional feeling 4 months ago by Siddhartha, Hyderabad

    1 the bike was amazing 2 perfect for long tours and I love it. The long drive was very super and comfortable and the top speed was very beautiful extremely the breakers was very superb 3 extremely superb 4 it is not like all bikes servicing and also maintenance it is pe

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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FAQs about KTM RC 200

  • Q: What is the on-road price of KTM RC 200 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of KTM RC 200 in Delhi is Rs. 2,38,334. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better KTM RC 200 or Bajaj Pulsar RS 200?

    A: KTM RC 200 is priced at Rs. 2,08,915, has a 199.5 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 31.5 kmpl and weighs 160.6 kg, whereas, the price of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is Rs. 1,58,439 with a 199.5 cc engine, giving a mileage of 35 kmpl and weighing 166 kg. You can compare KTM RC 200 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of KTM RC 200?

    A: KTM RC 200 is available in 2 colours which are Black and Electronic Orange. You can check all the colour images of KTM RC 200.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of KTM RC 200?

    A: KTM RC 200 is a Sports bike that weighs 160.6 kg, has a 199.5 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 9.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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