The 2021 KTM RC200 was recently spotted in production guise and the fully-faired motorcycle from the Austrian manufacturer should arrive in showrooms soon. The launch and availability details are scarce, although we could hear the official details in the coming weeks. While we await that information, here’s what we know about the 2021 KTM RC200 so far.
The most notable change to the design is the updated front fascia. The 2021 model drops the twin-pod projector-style headlight from its predecessor for a halogen unit. The front blinkers, too, have been replaced, and the 2021 RC200 gets fairing mounted units. The spy image from the factory also revealed the new set of decals on the 2021 model. Apart from styling revisions, KTM will most likely tweak the chassis, and add a bolted sub-frame to the 2021 RC200. The 200 Duke naked roadster already uses a similar setup. KTM has retained the underbelly exhaust setup which gives the motorcycle a clean look from the sides.
The motor on the current model is already BS6 compliant, and thus we do not expect to see any changes to the mechanical specifications. The 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the current model makes 25bhp and 19Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle should continue to use a six-speed gearbox.
Similar to the motor, the hardware setup should be similar to the current RC200. Thus, the 2021 iteration of the motorcycle will use upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back to perform the suspension tasks. The anchoring setup will comprise single discs on both ends.
The ergonomics of the motorcycle, as seen in previous spy photographs, appear to be friendlier and more forgiving. As seen in the previous spy shots, the handlebar on the 2021 model seems to have been moved closer to the rider for a more upright stance.
The 2021 model should carry a marginal price premium over the current RC200’s Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) tag. the new RC200 could arrive in the Rs 2.05-2.10 lakh price bracket.