- Next-gen KTM RC 200 spied in India
- Spotted on the production line of Bajaj’s Chakan facility
- Official launch expected to take place soon
Spy shots of the next-gen KTM RC 200 have emerged in the past, revealing the changes it will sport over the existing model. It seems we are not far from looking this bike in the flesh as the upcoming 2021 KTM RC 200 was recently spied in India. On contrary to the previous images comprising the bike’s test mule out on the road, the new images show the motorcycle placed on the production line of Bajaj’s Chakan plant, hinting that the official launch might be just around the corner.
One of the most important changes the next-gen RC boasts of is in its styling. KTM has done away with the profoundly sharp and aggressive design in favour of curvier and relaxed-looking aesthetics. Starting from the front fascia to the tail section, everything has been overhauled. The upcoming iteration also sports a conventional headlamp, as opposed to the projector lamps in the current-gen model. The mirror-mounted LED turn indicators have been shifted to the fairing. The image also reveals the inclusion of a new set of decals.
Similar to the design, the ergonomics of the motorcycle have become friendlier and more forgiving. The previous spy shots of the test mule have revealed that the handlebar has moved closer to the rider for a more upright stance while the seat could also be more spacious and cushier. Joining the new bodywork will certainly be a new larger instrument console, as has been observed from the spy pictures. We also expect its 199cc, liquid-cooled engine to be less frenetic to suit its overall character which is now apparently less inclined towards sporty riding.
The 2021 KTM RC 200 will definitely be more expensive than the existing model which retails at Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the official launch to take place in the first quarter of next year.