2015 KTM RC200 and RC390 street legal supersports machine launched in Malaysia by Eurotech Wheel Distribution Sdn Bhd – RC200 RM16,888 and RC390 RM27,500 (basic)

RC200-price

Eurotech Wheel Distribution Sdn Bhd has unveiled its duo of super sport series named RC200 and RC390 here in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The subject of this bike is to make it more track friendly and appeal to younger rider that are starting to learn to ride track bikes. Personally, I like the double headlight cluster that is enclosed in elongated frame that looks very different that what we always see. This might be the iconic look for KTM super sports bike for years to come as what BMW have done with the squinty headlight of the S1000RR.

On the first impression, this bike looks like the one bike from the racer in Moto3 series. The one in Moto3 is 250cc whereby the KTM RC200 are 199.5c and the KTM RC390 is 373.2cc. We can say that the RC series is the mix of the supersports style of the Moto3 racer and the base model from the Duke series. RC200 are able to produce maximum output of 25hp while the RC390 at 44hp.  

No, this is not the same frame as the Duke. It has been reworked in terms of front angle for shorter wheelbase, sharper steering and less trail.

You might already know the nice features of this bike that include steeper steering angle and more forward riding position. The Trellis frame might have looked the same with the Duke 200 or Duke 390, but it has been reworked to make the frame having shorter wheel base, less trail and steeper steering angle. All this modification will make the bike to be more ‘flickable’ or easier to takes corner as it is supposed to do in the track.

WP Suspension USD fork is used and it is 43mm in diameter

This is a road bike ready for the track, so, it should be correct if the suspension is modified too. Yes, KTM did that too. The RC series are using suspension setup which have less travel and the same time more aggressive suspension setup. This will ensure the handling of the bike on the road or track is not compromised. One more interesting about this suspension is that it is using WP Suspension USD fork in the diameter of 43mm, that is as big as the one used on the KTM Superbike 1190 RC8 R!

See how big is that 300mm disc on the RC200

Braking system has been taken care by KTM which the inclusion of the ByBre 300mm disc brake and get this, with 4-piston caliper! The rear get the adequate 230mm disc with single-piston caliper. Looking at the overall weight of the RC series, we can see that it is one of the lightest bike available. The RC200 is at 137.5kg and the RC390 at 147kg. For comparison, the single-cylinder Kawasaki Ninja Z250SL is at 148kg. This means the RC390 is lighter by 1kg than it even with bigger capacity engine! With the lightness of the overall weight, this will make the braking to be more effective and always in control. KTM RC390 will come standard with ABS while the RC200 comes without ABS. This means that all the RC390 will have only one variant which is the ABS model, while the RC200 is only available as non-ABS.

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Sportier position of the footrest. Exhaust tip is nice too.

The other thing to notice is the footrest position. It is more rear-inclined and this make up for the more sportier riding position. A nice thing to look is the design of the front and rear footrest that is looking very beautiful. The underseat exhaust are also nicely designed and this is the minor details that we’ll usually appreciate time after time.


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One interesting thing that I have found out is that, this RC200 and RC200 feature the Daytime Running Light on the front beak. It is a very nice addition and I have never expected this. A very good job by KTM design team.

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The other interesting thing about the KTM design of the RC200 and RC390 is the implementation of the rear seat to make it looks like a single rider bike, but actually the one that is looking like the rear tail cover is actually a soft plastic with padding to function as a seat. Clever!

2015 KTM RC200 price is RM16,888 (basic)

2015 KTM RC390 price is RM27,500 (basic)

2015 KTM RC200 TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

Design Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement 199.5 cm³
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 49 mm
Performance 19 kW (25 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump
Primary gear ratio 22:72
Secondary gear ratio 14:42
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

CHASSIS

Frame Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter front 300 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle 66.5°
Wheel base 1,340±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 178.5 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
dry weight 137.5 kg

 

2015 KTM RC390 TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
Performance 32 kW (44 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio 30:80
Secondary gear ratio 15:45
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

CHASSIS

Frame Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Monoshock
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter Front 300 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle 66.5°
Wheel base 1,340±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 178.5 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
dry weight 147 kg

 

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