2021 KTM RC bike spotted on test run In India

2021 KTM RC bike spotted on test run In India | Image: KTM RC 390 in Europe

2021 KTM RC bike spotted on test run In India | Image: KTM RC 390 in Europe&nbsp

It is a brand new day, guys and guess what we’ve got for you? A brand new set of spy shots, of course. Internet sleuths spotted a new KTM bike on test in India recently. Now, while we do know the test mule in question is decidedly a KTM RC bike, it is quite hard to see if it is the KTM RC 200 or the KTM RC 125. It must be noted that this is the first time this upcoming bike in India, i.e. the 2021 KTM RC model, has been spotted on a test run in India. But wait, why isn’t the test mule being that of the 2021 KTM RC 390 not an option? That is because its prototypes have previously been spotted testing in Europe and those images show the bike with a conventional side slung exhaust canister. 

On the other hand, the test mule spotted in India features an underbelly exhaust, which hints at a smaller displacement motor that do not require larger catalytic converters. So, now you know why we don’t think it is a prototype of the 2021 KTM RC 390.

2021 KTM RC bike spied

Now, the changes: Much like with the new KTM RC 390, the new RC 200 and RC 125 will also come sporting a completely refreshed design and styling. The list of changes will include a new headlamp and a tad bigger surface area for the fairing. Word also has it that the Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer is reportedly striving to make the 2021 KTM RC family of bikes more comfortable for taller riders. Based on that, one can, then, expect considerable changes in reference to the ergonomics as well.

Finally, the engine; the new generation KTM RC bikes are expected to retain the current models’ powertrain. So, the new KTM RC 125, new KTM RC 200, and the new KTM RC 390 — all of them will come powered by the same engine as their current avatars. The KTM RC 200 is currently propelled by a 199.5 cc liquid-cooled motor that belts out 25 bhp and 19 Nm of maximum torque. Transmission duties are tended to by a six-speed unit. 

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