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KTM RC 200

KTM RC 200 is a sports bike available at a price range of Rs. 2,13,149 - Rs. 2,14,694 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours. It is powered by a 199.5 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 34.5 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 Reported34.5 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight160 kg

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KTM RC 200 Price

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RC 200 Standard

 2,13,149Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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 2,14,694Avg. 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. 34.5 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 160 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.7 litres
Seat Height 824 mm

About RC 200

KTM RC 200 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,13,149 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,14,694. The KTM RC 200 is powered by 199.5cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 24.6 bhp and a torque of 19.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM RC 200 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This RC 200 bike weighs 160 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.
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KTM RC 200 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Great motorcycle Powerful and punchy engine
    • Powerful and punchy engine
    • Good power-to-weight ratio
  • Could be Better

    • Uncomfortable city ride
    • Small pillion seat
    • Front brake needs more 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

A few days after its India launch, Bajaj invited us to ride the new RC 200 on its testing track and it felt better on almost all fronts. But the truth is most of the RC 200s will spend their lives in the city and on the highway and that calls for a comprehensive real-world test, doesn’t it?

Introduction

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

Pros: Brisk acceleration, responsive handling, plush ride quality

Cons: Vibrations at high speeds, inconsistent front brake bite, lack of Bluetooth connectivity 

The KTM RC 200 has always been applauded for the engaging riding experience it delivers. Punchy acceleration and sharp handling have always been its forte. However, the previous generation model was deemed to be too frantic and uncomfortable to be used as a daily driver or even for long-distance riding. Well, that might not be the case anymore. KTM has launched the new-generation version of the RC 200 and all the changes it gets are focused on making it a more practical and versatile package.

A few days after its India launch, Bajaj invited us to ride the new RC 200 on its testing track and it felt better on almost all fronts. But the truth is most of the RC 200s will spend their lives in the city and on the highway and that calls for a comprehensive real-world test, doesn’t it? In that case, we spent a few days with the bike to find out how much more practical it is.

KTM RC 200 [2021] Left Side View

Quality

KTM RC 200 [2021] Head Light

The new RC is a better put-together motorcycle as compared to its predecessor. The paint finish, the quality of plastic panels, and the robustness of nuts and bolts are all decent. However, going by the uneven gaps around the fuel tank and slightly loose panels on its tail section, we believe the RC 200 could do better in this area. Nevertheless, the new RC looks more welcoming right from the moment you lay your eyes on it. Gone is the profoundly combative and razor-sharp design and the new RC looks more mature, bigger, and more elegant.

Comfort

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

The fact that the new RC 200 is easier to live with is verified the moment you get onto its saddle. Although swinging a leg over isn’t effortless, thanks to its tall 824mm seat height. But once you saddle up, it’s surprisingly more comfortable than the previous RC. The handlebar is placed higher so you don’t need to crouch ahead as much as before. KTM has also changed the design and padding of the seat which now feels suitable even for long hours of riding. However, you can’t get away with the fact that it is still a sportbike and your wrist and back start hurting a bit after a few minutes. Also, the tall seat height means shorter riders might find it difficult to tiptoe the bike in traffic.

KTM RC 200 [2021] Pillion Seat

As high up is the pillion seat visually, it's equally challenging to get on it. It's a struggle, to say the least. But once you manage to hop on, the RC is equally comfortable with the right amount of cushioning and space. The presence of sturdy grab rails to hold on to is a bonus.

Performance

KTM RC 200 [2021] Engine From Left

The 2022 RC 200 retains the 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes 25.4bhp of power and 19.5Nm of peak torque. While the performance numbers haven’t changed, KTM has equipped the new RC with a bigger airbox for the engine to breathe more freely now. Even the radiator design is curved for better heat dissipation.

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

The revisions in the engine are noticeable from the word go. It has become substantially smoother, more tractable, and less frantic now. You can do speeds of about 40-45kmph in sixth gear without the engine throwing any tantrums, which means pottering around in the city is much easier. Although the acceleration hasn’t improved drastically, the power delivery is more linear across the rev band. Until 6,000rpm, the RC 200 remains polite and humble with a mellow acceleration, but beyond that, it delights you with a quick and enjoyable pull, making it addictive to rev the bike to its redline. It can also do speeds of 100-110kmph without much stress and overtakes aren’t a task either. 

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

Even the gearbox of the RC is typical of a KTM with slick and effortless shifts. And this is accompanied by a light clutch. However, we noticed that the cogs misbehave after a long riding session and the shifts take some effort at times. And now that we are talking negatives, the presence of vibrations is another shortcoming you have to deal with. It creeps in on the footpegs and the handlebar from as low as 90kmph and persists as you go faster. A minor buzz emanates from its panels as well. 

One area where the RC 200 has improved by a huge margin is in terms of heat dissipation. Thanks to the revised cooling setup, even after getting stuck in traffic for several minutes, I didn’t experience any heat being dissipated on my legs. 

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

The handling of the RC 200 is as taut and sharp as ever. In fact, the new model feels more predictable and composed and inspires a lot of confidence while pushing it around corners. The steering responds with decent precision and once leaned over, it holds its line accurately, may it be taking on long sweepers or tight hairpins. While the grip from the tyres is also commendable for the most part, there is a lack of needed feedback when pushed to the edge. 

KTM RC 200 [2021] action

Surprisingly, the ride quality isn't compromised in favour of confidence-inspiring handling. The motorcycle soaks up almost everything with ease, from small potholes to ruts, from stones to manhole covers. It's only when you go fast over major undulations that the rear feels a bit firm.

KTM RC 200 [2021] Front Tyre

The RC 200 could do better with brakes though. It doesn't deliver as good stopping power as you would expect from such a performance-focused machine. The brake lever has a decent initial bite but feels inconsistent and lacking under hard braking. The rear brake, however, delivers adequate bite and feel.

Technology

KTM RC 200 [2021] Instrument Cluster

The new RC 200 also gets a new instrument cluster, and just like most other aspects, this is better too. This is a much larger unit that shows a host of important data in a clean and easy-to-read layout. The list of parameters at your disposal includes speedometer, tachometer, gear position indicator, clock, odometer, two trip meters, fuel range, average fuel consumption, and more. It doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity though, and we think that would have made it a little more desirable. Our wish list also includes a slipper clutch, something that would have made riding it spiritedly even safer. 

Fuel efficiency

KTM RC 200 [2021] Instrument Cluster

Our fuel efficiency test, which involves riding in the city with mild traffic and on open roads, surprised us as the new RC 200 returned an admirable mileage of 43.5kmpl. With its larger 13.7-litre fuel tank, the motorcycle should deliver a range of around 590km.

Verdict

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With the new RC 200, KTM seems to have achieved what it aimed for - to make an RC that’s almost as engaging as before while being substantially more practical. The great engine performance and incredible handling didn’t come as surprise. But what truly wowed us is the enhanced comfort, plusher ride quality, a more manageable engine character, and almost no heating from the engine. And despite all the improvements, KTM has priced the motorcycle the same as before at Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom). To conclude, the RC 200 is ideal for those who want the excitement of a KTM without compromising much on practicality. It can handle your daily commutes, your weekend rides, and occasional long rides as well. Moreover, you can also hone your riding skills by taking it to the race track.

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KTM RC 200 mileage

As reported by RC 200 owners, the real mileage of KTM RC 200 is 34 kmpl.

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RC 200 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 24.6 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 199.5 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 72 mm

    Stroke 49 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.3:1

    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 13.7 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 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 472.6 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 34.5 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 140 Kmph

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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 320 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 kg

    Overall Length --

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,341 mm

    Ground Clearance 158 mm

    Seat Height 824 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) 30000 Km

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

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

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V/8Ah

Headlight TypeLED Headlamps

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresFully Adjustable Handlebar

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KTM RC 200 User Reviews

4.2 81 ratings 11 reviews
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    Visual Appeal

  • 3

    Reliability

  • 3

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 2

    Value for Money

  • 3

    Performance

  •  5Ktm body 1 month ago by Kamlesh, New Delhi

    The bike look is very sexy and awesome. And the riding experience is also good for me. The buying experience is all good. My brother has this bike, whenever we go outside for a ride together everyone talks about its look so one thing I say is that this bike is really re

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  •  1Bad service 2 months ago by Gurumurthy, Anantapur

    Servicing and maintenance, bad service and they don't care at all. They don't give a proper response. They say there is no warranty. But there is a warranty. But they don't give it. Service they are not correct. Talked correctly to the first customer. The owner does not

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Review 2 months ago by Aaryan Tracker, Panna

    It was a great experience to buy ktm rc 200. In riding it was really awesome, I like the way ktm runs on the road, I never think that ktm has this kind of bike in this bike. The looks were excellent and the performance was better than I think, I like the color of ktm Th

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

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  •  5Devil 2 months ago by Sunil K Gowda, Bangalore

    I actually before brought RC 200 and it was amazing, the power was until now i have rc 390, it is like a rocket pocket even dual-cylinder bikes can't touch his foot so ktm bikes are legendary. But the sound is not good at all in bs4, in bs3 was so good to listen to it w

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  5Amazing bike next level design 3 months ago by Sagar Pradhan, Ahmedabad

    Really superb performance and design when you see the front of you then realize it's really awesome bike if you have decided to buy this beast please go for it because the value for money and also great looking in 200 cc segment ktm really doing very well and the compan

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      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5One of the best machine in ktm. Its head become terrible aerodyna 3 months ago by Abhijith, Thiruvananthapuram

    1. I love the older version bs4 but I change to all versions of rc ktm I like it. 2. Racing is one the best for this rc. Using highway or bridge racing competitions villain role has rc 200. 3. Looking I have no words to say aero king......Girls eye-catcher with exhaust

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    • Used it for

      Everything

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      > 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 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of KTM RC 200 in Delhi is Rs. 2,43,881. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better KTM RC 200 or Yamaha R15 V4?

    A: KTM RC 200 is priced at Rs. 2,13,149, has a 199.5 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 34.5 kmpl and weighs 160 kg, whereas, the price of Yamaha R15 V4 is Rs. 1,80,195 with a 155 cc engine, giving a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighing 142 kg. You can compare KTM RC 200 vs Yamaha R15 V4 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 3 colours which are Dark Galvano, Silver Metallic and GP Editiond. 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 kg, has a 199.5 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 13.7 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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