Type 199.5cc, single-cyl, liquid-cooled
Max power 25PS @ 10,000rpm
Max torque 19.2Nm @ 8,000rpm
Kerb Weight 160Kg
Suspension USD WP Apex 43 (f); WP Apex Monoshock with 10-step adjust (r)
Brakes 320mm disc with four-piston radial fixed calliper (f); 230mm disc with single-piston floating calliper (r)
Rs 2.09 lakh (exshowroom, Delhi)
+ Performance, handling, improved ride comfort
- Front brake bite could be better
Earlier this August KTM revealed some details and images of its 2022 RC line-up which included the RC390, the RC 200 and the RC 125 bikes. Now this created a lot of buzz online because, while the earlier iterations of the bikes were a real hoot to ride, this bunch of new-generation motorcycles promises to be even better after being on the receiving end of some fair amount of upgrades. Now the first bike we’ve gotten our hands on from that new lot is this, the new second-gen 2022 KTM RC 200. So without further ado, we’ll get straight to what those upgrades are, and of course, what this newgen supersport is like to ride.
Let’s begin with the new 2022 RC 200 model’s features and that new front end. Now the whole design of the front end with the new headlamp unit, the whole housing and even the lights setup itself, has changed. It’s new look is inspired by KTM’s GP bike and is a lot broader, flatter and some might even say it isn’t as aggressive looking as before. The windscreen is much bigger now too, and it’s got a new all-LED lights setup with vertically integrated indicator lights. To me, it all looks very much on point up front, in fact it looks like the bike has matured in its second-gen avatar, which isn’t a bad thing. Agree or disagree, more importantly, this new front end comes with added functionality as well – this new windscreen provides better wind protection when you get your head down and give it the beans.
The wheels are all-new too. They’re light weight and this coupled with the fact that KTM have removed the spacers on the wheels while the front disc brake size has increased by 20mm, makes the front end feel a lot lighter than before. Although the kerb weight of the second-gen RC 200 is the same as the older model, the weight savings have reduced the unsprung mass of the new bike overall, and this makes the it feels slightly more agile in comparison.
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