- Will get a bolted sub-frame
- To get revised styling
- Launch details unavailable yet
A camouflaged mule of the upcoming KTM RC200/RC125 was recently spotted during its test runs. The underbelly exhaust hints at the lower displacement model of the RC series as the RC390 comes with a side-slung exhaust. The test mule reveals the bolted sub-frame on the motorcycle along with the new alloy wheel design and the sporty pillion grabrails.
The front fascia is not visible in the new spy images, although we have seen the updated design previously. The 2021 model will drop the twin-pod projector-style headlight for a halogen unit. The upcoming RC series will also get an updated windscreen and new blinkers at the front. The ergonomics, too, will be revised and the updated range should deliver relatively upright rider’s triangle.
The mechanical specifications, on the other hand, are not likely to see major changes as the motor on the current model is already BS6 compliant. Thus, the 2021 model will retain the 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 25bhp and 19Nm of peak torque. The RC125, on the other hand, uses a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 14.5bhp and 12Nm. The cycle parts, too, should remain similar to the existing RC models.
The launch details are unavailable yet, although we could see the updated RC series in the Indian market in the coming months.