KTM’s latest RC 125 and RC 200 motorcycles were recently spotted testing in the region. The spotted test mule has a new headlamp with a somewhat bigger fairing, which appears to be inspired by the KTM RC8 superbike. The new windscreen improves aerodynamics which can have improved wind protection.
The traditional halogen headlamp will be replaced by a twin-beam projector headlamp on the KTM RC 200 in 2021. The LED turn indicators that were formerly fixed on the mirrors have been relocated to the fairing.
The tables, which are more noticeable, seem to be identical to the previous one. An underbelly exhaust can also be seen, indicating that the model has a smaller displacement engine. The bike earns a rear sub-frame, while the tail section remains unchanged. According to previous spy photos, the bike will get new body graphics and badges, further enhancing its new appearance. It will also have a redesigned pillion bench, similar to the Yamaha R15 V3.0.
A new range of five-spoke alloy wheels will be added to the KTM RC 200 in 2021. A difference exists between the steering mount and the entirely digital instrument console. This time, the bikemaker can provide Bluetooth mobile networking. It’s possible that the front disc brake would be positioned differently. The WP inverted telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension will remain on the new-generation model, which is based on the trellis frame.
The powertrain for the 2021 KTM RC 125 and 200 is likely to be the same as for the current ones. The former will be powered by a 125cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection. The motor generates 14.5bhp of peak power and 12Nm of torque. The new KTM RC 200 will be powered by a 199.5cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 24.6bhp and 19.2Nm.
The final launch date and requirements for the KTM RC 125 and RC 200 for 2021 are yet to be announced. Both models are expected to hit the streets in the second half of this year.