Print Edition - 2014-12-22 | MONEY
KTM RC 390, RC 200 bikes hit Nepal roads
Dec 21, 2014-
The KTM RC 390 is powered by a 373cc engine that produces a maximum power of 43.5ps at 9,000rpm and a maximum torque of 35Nm at 7,000rpm. The bike comes with features like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) by Bosch, Metzeler tyres, upside-down forks and an aluminum swing arm. It also features advanced aerodynamic design and a power to weight ratio of 262pc per tonne that provides “pure racing experience”.
The KTM RC 200 is equipped with a 200cc engine that produces 25pc power at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The bike has twin projector headlamps at the front and a unique body integrated pillion seat give the RC 200 the super-bike style, while equipment like forged aluminum triple clamps, upside down forks and a steel trellis frame ensure that every ride on the bike is a race experience, said the company.
According to company, the KTM RC 200 is the first motorcycle to bring “full-blooded super-sport” design and looks in the 200cc segment. Both the bikes come with 6-speed transmission system and have 9.5 litre fuel tank.
Shekhar Golchha, executive director of Hansraj Hulashchand and Co, said with the launch of the RC series of bikes, they aim to enhance KTM’s market share in Nepal.
“The market for premium bikes is growing in Nepal, with an increasing number of bike enthusiasts. We expect KTM to be the fastest growing motorcycle brand in Nepal,” he said.
The company claims a 40 percent market share in the premium bike segment, and aims to increase the share to 50 percent this fiscal year.
The company has opened bookings for the new bikes at its showroom located in Naxal, Kathmandu. The company has priced the RC 390 at Rs 649,000, whereas RC 200 costs Rs 499,900.
Published: 22-12-2014 09:32