KTM RC 200 modified with custom kit, new color
KTM is currently looking to revamp its current generation lineup with new generation models including a next generation RC 200
KTM is one of the most sought after motorcycle brands in the aftermarket industry in India. The sturdy structure of the bikes offers tons of options for customizers to play with. We have another case of an RC 200 modified into a custom bike that was built for the purpose of taking it to the racetracks.
The images are attributed to bicycle enthusiast Adarsh ââSuresh and this particular MY2019 RC 200 is his personal possession. This custom bike gets a complete styling overhaul by replacing the original body panels with aftermarket panels. These replacement units come from Autologue Design, a Pune-based customization workshop.
The entire front fairing has been replaced with lighter, more aerodynamic aftermarket fairing panels. The front end of the bike has an aftermarket visor that is larger than the original unit.
The original configuration of the double nacelle headlights was carried over into the custom bike. It benefits from a completely revised rear part with a rounded bonnet and could now accommodate a single-seater saddle which can only accommodate one rider.
Like the original RC 200, this modified motorcycle also receives an exhaust under the belly. Even the front fender is attached to the front suspension forks. The underbelly motor used in this custom unit is different and sportier than the regular unit.
The overall bike feels more sporty and aggressive thanks to the aftermarket livery and body decals. The red and gray two-tone color scheme is unique and would surely stand out in a crowd.
The exposed rear frame, subframe, and alloys were painted black instead of traditional KTM Orange, which goes well with the altered theme of the streamlined sports bike. Minor modifications may have been made to its swingarm as well as its handlebars. The cost of the kit is Rs 35k (including the KTM powerpart visor). The cost of painting and graphics is Rs 17k. The total cost is Rs 52k.
Mechanical specifications and characteristics
This means that mechanically this bike is identical to the original RC 200 and without configuration change. The trellis frame is based on inverted forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. On the other hand, braking functions are provided by single disc brakes at both ends assisted by dual channel ABS as standard.
The entry-level superbike is powered by a liquid-cooled 199.5 cc single-cylinder engine that develops 25.4 hp and maximum torque of 19.5 Nm. This device is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Functionally, the RC 200 has a fully digital instrument console loaded with details such as real-time fuel consumption, average speed, gear position indicator, gearshift indicator light speed and regular data.