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KTM's RC 200 is a very popular entry-level supersport motorcycle in India. The RC 200 was first launched in the Indian market in the year 2014 and it instantly became a blockbuster hit. Over the years, the RC 200 has received several minor updates and in early 2020, its new BS6 compliant version was launched with some new colour schemes. Now, in today's article, we will be sharing with you all the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 KTM RC 200 BS6.
Striking Looks - KTM's RC series motorcycles look strikingly good and the RC 200 is no different. It looks very sporty and has an aggressive stance. At the front, it gets twin projector headlamps with a short visor, LED DRLs and LED turn indicators. At the rear, it gets a sharp styling and the fully-faired design of the motorcycle makes it aerodynamically good. The KTM RC 200 BS6 is available in two colour options - Dark Galvano and Electric Orange.
Engine Performance - KTM motorcycles offer an exhilarating performance and the RC 200 is the most powerful 200cc motorcycle in India. The RC 200 is powered by a BS6 compliant 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 25 PS of maximum power at 10000 RPM and 19.5 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Premium Hardware - The KTM RC 200 is based on a steel trellis frame. The suspension duties on the motorcycle are performed by 43 mm WP APEX upside-down (USD) forks at the front and it gets a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, it gets disc brakes at either end with a single-channel ABS as a safety aid. The motorcycle runs on 17-inch tubeless tyres.
Feature-Rich - The KTM RC 200 is a feature-rich motorcycle. It gets a digital instrument cluster with orange backlit loaded with a ton of information.
Price - Given how good the RC 200 is, it is priced decently in India. The 2021 KTM RC 200 BS6 is currently priced at Rs. 2.04 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.
Riding Position - Being a fully-faired supersport motorcycle, the KTM RC 200 has a committed riding position and it isn't suitable for everyone.
Small Fuel Tank - The KTM RC 200 BS6 has a very small fuel tank of just 9.5-litres.
Poor Mileage - The RC 200 is a performance-packed machine and so the fuel efficiency of the motorcycle isn't that good. The poor mileage coupled with the small fuel tank doesn't offer a good riding range to the RC 200.
Single-channel ABS - The KTM RC 200 gets a single-channel ABS only while the Duke 200 and most of its direct rivals get a safer dual-channel ABS.
Demands a Big Update - The KTM RC 200 was first launched in 2014 and since then not much has changed and so it demands a big update. It seems that KTM has heard the request of its fanboys as the new-generation KTM RC 200 will be launched in India soon.
So, these were the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 KTM RC 200 BS6. Do you own an RC 200 and want to share any pros and cons of this motorcycle with fellow readers? Do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.