The KTM RC 200 sets new standards in its segment. It comes with a futuristic style, a lightweight, orange painted frame and an aerodynamic full fairing.
At its heart sits a 199.5 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine which puts out a maximum output of 19 KW (25 Hp). The unit is brought to life by an electric starter and is kept under control by a six speed, claw shifted transmission. The engine needs to deal with a dry weight of only 137.5 kg.
Other features offered by the KTM RC 200 include USD front forks, a multifunctional fully digital display and a 10 liter fuel tank.
The stopping power is handled by front and rear disc brakes which are paired with four-pot calipers at the front and one-pot calipers at the rear.
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KTM RC 200 2014: City Performance
RC200 is the first step into KTM´s Ready to Race philosophy.The premium full faired bike is an eye-catcher for its outstanding style. The 200cc engine is combining top performance together with efficient mileage. Premium components such as USD front fork, multifunctional fully digital display and radial brake caliper are completing the package and making RC200 an excellent value for money full faired motorcycle.
2014 KTM RC 200 Key Features:
The compact underbelly, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of mass and prevents accidental contact with the rider’s and passenger’s legs.
Disengageable ABS available for RC200, ensuring maximum safety on any road condition.
Equally lightweight as they are stable, the 17in orange painted cast light alloy wheels sized 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.
RC 200 is matching all the A2 driver´s license requirement.
As a special feature the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only looks very sporty but also contributes to the perfect aerodynamics.
The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals don’t just provide a unique supersport look but also help the RC to master extreme cornering by allowaing a greater leaning angle.
Brand new twin headlight, opening a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matching the racing supersport look of the RC.
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.
The brand new forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.
The state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke 200ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest levels of smoothness. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/6Ah battery and it achieves its peak power of 19 kW (25 hp) with incredibly punchy torque.
Pillion ride seat
In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport look the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it looks like a real racing bike tail, but ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.
KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a powerful and easy to control brake-system which allows the rider to be always in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel guarantee excellent braking response even under extreme conditions.
Brand new clip on handlebars and switches are contributing to a a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.
A brand new steel fuel tank with 9,5l capacity (including 1,5l reserve) has been developed for the RC, perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine the RC achieves great efficiency even when ridden hard for a considerable distance.
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm, it enables the rider to have a secure stance whilst also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling.
The advanced design wind shield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensure incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.
The KTM RC 200 high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees the highest levels of stability and precision.
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
The 100% digital LCD display has everything you could expect from a state of the art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. Just like supersport racing machines an RPM alert indicates when is the best moment for shifting up.
Visually similar to the lightweight and approved Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been modified to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degrees resulted in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increasing ground clearance. All these modifications release the complete racing potential of the RC and guarantee a quick, agile and playful handling.
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled|
|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|
|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|