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KTM launches facelifted RC and Duke range

Riding on its success wave in India, KTM has launched the 2016 editions of the RC and Duke ranges - RC 200, 200 Duke, RC 390 and 390 Duke - in the market. 

The most significant update to the entire range has been the introduction of a slipper clutch, though KTM's decision to not offer the aluminium exhaust and ride-by-wire technology in India comes as a huge disappointment to enthusiasts.

However, the new exhaust has been developed to meet Euro4 emission norms, while the current underbelly ones are in compliance with the current emission norms in India which could be a reason behind the Austrian brand giving them a miss.

The new KTM range also get automatic headlamps following which the on-off switch on the handlebar has been eliminated. The changes specific to the RC range include new rear view mirrors and adjustable clutch and brake levers. In addition, 200 Duke and RC 200 have been updated with a new version of MRF tyres respectively.

The other new introductions to the 2016 range of KTMs include improved radiator fans for better cooling, plastic flaps on front fork for added protection, revised cushion, improved paint quality, new ECU mounts, improved alloy wheels, vapour recovery system for fuel tank, redesigned pillion seat assembly.

While the updated 200 Duke has been priced at Rs. 1.4 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai), the RC200 will set you back by Rs. 1.65 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai). The 2016 versions of the 390 Duke and RC 390 have been valued at Rs. 1.91 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai) and Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai) respectively.