Nagpur News: It is “Good News” for all sports-bike lovers of the city. The Indian Two-wheeler major Bajaj Auto, announced the launch of KTM RC series of Supersport bikes in India. The Austrian company is up with two new offerings named as KTM RC390 and KTM RC200. Bajaj Auto has a 47 percent stake in KTM AG and will manufacture both the KTM bikes in their local production unit at Chakan near Pune. The Austrian KTM has outsourced all product development up-to 800 cc to Bajaj Auto.
The RC 390 and RC 200 has been launched in the city at a price of Rs. 2,05,009 and Rs.1,59,902 respectively (Ex-showroom Nagpur). Bookings for both the bikes would commence from the September 10, 2014 at Arun KTM, Nagpur, Beside Arun Bajaj, Patni Plaza, Khamla Ring Road, Opp. Orange City Hospital,
KTM RC 390
With such strong Racing Genes the KTM RC 390 is a superbike in its own right, with 43.5 Ps of serious power, 35 Nm of torque and a host of premium features like ABS by BOSCH, Metzeler tyres, Upside down forks by WP and an aluminum swingarm. Advanced aerodynamic design and a power to weight ratio of 262 Ps/tonne ensures that the RC 390 provides a ‘Pure Racing’ experience like no other motorcycle in the country.
The RC 200
The KTM RC 200 on the other hand would be the first motorcycle to bring full blooded Supersport design and looks in the 200cc motorcycle segment. The 200cc engine in the RC 200 produces 25 Ps of power and 19.2 Nm of torque. Twin projector headlamps at the front and a unique body integrated pillion seat give the RC 200 the superbike style while Moto3 inspired equipment like forged aluminum triple clamps, upside down forks and a steel trellis frame ensures that every ride on the bike is a race experience!
As of now, Bajaj has appointed 140 dealers across India for KTM bikes, and a total of 11,000 KTM bikes were sold in India with 24,000 being exported in 2013-14. In 2007, in 2007, Bajaj bought a 14.5% stake in Bajaj Auto which made the way for a global strategic partnership covering joint product development, technology and distribution sharing between both the partners. It has since raised its stake to 48%, which is indeed fruitful.