The styling has received a major makeover, and the 2022 KTM RC 200 now features an updated front fascia that comprises a single-pod LED headlight instead of the twin-pod projector-style units on the old motorcycle. The rear-view mirror-integrated front blinkers have been replaced too, and the 2021 RC200 gets fairing-mounted units with integrated position lamps.
Other styling revisions include a sharper fairing, redesigned windscreen, revised saddles for better comfort, and a larger fuel tank (from 9.5-litre to 13.7-litre). Unlike the RC125 and the RC390, the new KTM RC200 uses an underbelly exhaust setup which gives it a clean look from the sides. The updated bodywork is claimed to deliver better wind and weather protection. The latest iteration of the KTM RC200 is available in two, dual-tone colour options – Dark Galvano (Black/Orange) and Silver Metallic (Silver/Orange).
The feature list on the 2022 KTM RC200 comprises full-LED lighting and a 250 Adventure-style instrument cluster. The LCD dashboard is larger than the orange-backlit unit on the old motorcycle and the new display should be easier to read. KTM has also added an adjustable handlebar to the RC200. This should allow riders to make minor adjustments to the ergonomics according to their needs.
The motor on the KTM RC200 already complied with the BS6 emission norms, and thus the 2022 model continues to use a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled setup. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor continues to produce 25.4bhp of power and 19.5Nm of peak torque. While the power and torque output figures remain unaltered, KTM has added a bigger airbox to the 2022 RC200 which is claimed to deliver improved responsiveness. The 2022 model also gets a curved radiator to deliver enhanced cooling for the engine.
Underneath the revised styling, KTM has also tweaked the chassis, and the 2022 RC200 now uses a bolted sub-frame instead of the welded unit on the old motorcycle. The suspension tasks are handled by WP-sourced upside-down front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. The braking setup uses a 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear rotor while the safety net is provided by a single-channel ABS.
The new 2022 KTM RC200 has been launched at an introductory price tag of Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is similar to the old motorcycle. However, KTM India will soon increase the prices and we expect to see a hike post the festive season.