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Old 13th August 2014, 09:19   #61
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Can you confirm exactly which newer sibling from the Pulsar family is arriving this Diwali?
This is what the KTM sales guy told me. By my own estimates, I am not sure if the Pulsar 400 SS is close to a launch, but the Pulsar 200 SS surely seems to be.

I think we should expect at least 3 bikes - the Pulsar 200 SS and the KTM RC twins - to launch this Diwali.
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The KTM dealers in Bangalore suggested that the RC 390 & 200 are being launched next month end and deliveries are going to take time close to 3 months is what they claim and it is going to be priced 30-50k higher than the existing models.
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KTM India will launch the RC series on September 9.
Marketed under the brand’s ‘Supersport’ category, the RC 200 and RC 390 will mark the arrival of the first fully-faired sportsbikes and will surely whip up a storm in the compact performance sports segment.
Essentially a Duke in racing avatar, the RC continues with top-notch cycle parts like the trellis frame, 300mm front and 230mm rear disc, and WP suspension, but also adds a full fairing, a new 10-litre fuel tank, projector headlamp setup, lower clip-on handlebars and revised foot-peg positions to further aid the rider in exploiting the most of the machine on track, as well as on the road of course. The rear seat is present, but at first glance, it appears to be a cowl. The RC 200 and RC 390, though identical in mechanicals and parts, will sport completely different graphics on the fairing, easily distinguishing one from the other.
The RC 200 will pack the 199.5cc four-valve single-cylinder motor with 25.5 PS at 10,000 RPM and 19.50 Nm at 8,000 RPM. It will weigh in at just 137.5 kg dry! The RC 200 is expected to have ABS as standard, so the price will be in the region of Rs 1.80 lakh (on road, Pune). We are yet to confirm if ABS is optional.
The RC 390 brings the larger 373.2cc four-valve single-cylinder motor with 43.5 PS at 9,000 RPM with 35 Nm coming in at 7,000 RPM. The 390 will weigh just 147 kg dry. With standard ABS, the RC 390 should retail for about Rs 2.30 lakh.
We will have to wait for the day of the launch in a few weeks time to find out exactly how much they will cost. However, rest assured that the bikes and their KTM Power Parts, including the Akrapovic exhaust system, are ready for launch and you won’t have to wait for too long to lay your hands on them!
It is coming! And in less than 3 weeks!

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A short video that focuses on the key points of the KTM RC390. Enjoy

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KTM has put up a new RC390 video yesterday... for those who are waiting, this is definitely a teaser in the real sense.
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RC200/RC390 Coming Soon poster on the Indirnagar KTM outlet
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RC200/RC390 Coming Soon poster on the Indirnagar KTM outlet
Bookings are open already, and one bangalore BHP'ian has already booked the 390 last week.
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IMO, Duke 390 appeals more to me than the RC390. Are the engine characteristics any different for the RC, or is it only cosmetic?
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Early reviews of the RC 390 seem to have started to trickle in, and the reviewers seem to be gushing.

Sample this "Add in the RCís stunning appearance, and its competition suddenly looks a bit dated."

A couple of reviews -
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...de-review.html

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...iew/25468.html

Overdrive India also has a few pictures and early look.
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Bookings are open already, and one bangalore BHP'ian has already booked the 390 last week.
Any clues about the OTR price for RC200 in Bangalore? What's the booking amount?
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Any clues about the OTR price for RC200 in Bangalore? What's the booking amount?
OTR price is not clear, however the booking amount for the RC 390 was 30k.
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Why is the pillion seat flying so high in the sky? Except from having your girl friend all over your back, does it serve any functional purpose? Is it just for the heck (look) of it or do the curve help support the booty?
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Is it just for the heck (look) of it or do the curve help support the booty?
I guess its mostly for the looks. The reviews still seem to complaining about the seat as they did for the Duke 390.

Also noticed that KTM has youtube live streaming of the launch. Do other manufacturers also usually do this, or is this a new trend? I know quite a few consumer technology companies that do this, but this is a first that I have noticed from a bike company.

The live stream is at -
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But this is a first that I have noticed from a bike company.
Haven't really noticed for bike launches, however few car launches have already tried this marketing.

Heard bangalore dealers expect a price within 30k - 40k off the Duke range.
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