The company will reportedly launch the second generation RC 250 in India following its showcase at the 2017 EICMA next month
The 2018 KTM RC 250 has been spotted testing in India for the first time. The motorcycle has been snapped somewhere on the old Mumbai-Pune highway. The bike carries the livery of the 2017 RC 200 model and is expected to come with a different colour scheme upon arrival.
KTM India had launched the 2017 RC 200 and RC 390 earlier this year. At the time of launch, the company had stated that the launch of Duke 250 and RC 250 won’t take place in India. However, after few weeks, the Austrian manufacturer launched the KTM Duke 250 along with updated KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200.
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Now, with the snapped test mule of the RC 250, there might be a chance that the company is considering this motorcycle for India. The test unit that has been spied recently is of the first generation RC 250 and is being sold in some International markets.
KTM India will not launch this model here. Instead it will launch the second generation version that will be showcased at the coming 2017 EICMA. Besides this, KTM is also expected to introduce the updated models of the RC 125, RC 200 and RC 390 at the motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
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If some reports are to be believed, the upcoming new RC 200 will make do with slight cosmetic changes and more focus will be put on the RC 250 and the RC 390.
Having said that, the next generation RC 250 and RC 390 models will likely come with the same TFT instrumentation that is fitted in the new Duke 390. The unit supports smartphone connectivity as well.
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The engine of the KTM RC 250, as the name suggests, displaces 250 cc and churns out respective power and torque figures of 31 bhp and 24 Nm. Gearbox is a six-speed unit.
With the launch of new KTM RC 250 in India, the product portfolio of the manufacturer will further get strengthened and consequently leading to more decent sales in the country.