- Next-generation KTM RC 200 spy shots surface
- Reveal a new rectangular TFT display
- Styling and ergonomics have also been altered
The next-generation KTM RC fully-faired motorcycle has been spied a few times before, confirming that it will incorporate major updates over the existing model. Now, a new set of spy shots of the bike have surfaced online, uncovering more details about its updates.
Firstly, we believe that the test mule is the 200cc iteration of the RC, given the absence of the side-mounted exhaust canister and the shape of the crankcase. On the design front, it looks more mature with a stance that’s not as aggressive as the existing one. Apparently, the Austrian bike maker has also worked on making it slightly more comfortable with lesser committed ergonomics than the current-generation model.
The test mule of the RC incorporated conventional halogen headlamp, as opposed to the projector unit seen on the bike on sale now. But the most interesting catch in the spy shots is the new rectangular instrument cluster which is likely to be a TFT unit, as opposed to the dated-looking LCD display currently available. Notably, this might be the same Bluetooth-enabled dash the 390 Duke comes equipped with. As for the engine, it looks like the same 24.6bhp, 199.5cc, liquid-cooled mill which powers the existing RC 200.
Now, it remains to be seen how many of these changes are incorporated on the production model of the next-generation KTM RC 200. While no definite launch timeline of the bike is known yet, expect it to break covers sometime next year.