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The KTM RC200 is almost Ready to Race in the Philippines

We're taking a trip to the Batangas Racing Circuit to experience the new RC200.

KTM RC200 Launch March 19, 2022

The KTM RC 200 is almost here, and we’re writing in anticipation of the new supersport from the Austrian brand. Proudly assembled in the Philippines with a new and improved design, the sportbike boasts one of the most exciting packages in its segment, and the MotoDeal team will get to try it out on the race track this Saturday, March 19, 2022. 

Team Orange is inviting us over to the Batangas Racing Circuit this weekend to get first-hand experience on the new model. KTM’s serious about speed, which bleeds into all of its models. The RC lineup is one of the most hardcore lines of sportbikes in the country, even at lower displacements, which makes it a prime choice for track junkies or riders who like to carve canyons. 

KTM RC 200

We were already fans of the KTM RC 200, and the RC 390, but this all-new model brings the nameplate’s performance to a whole new level. KTM put in the work to make the new RC line as light as it can be. Massive changes to the chassis resulted in a reduction in the overall weight of the chassis. Team Orange didn’t just touch the weight to make the spec sheet look pretty as the model features big improvements in terms of unsprung weight. The wheels, braking systems, and subframes are lighter this time around, which will somewhat translate while you’re swinging the bike around between your legs but be definitely felt while riding hard on the race track.

Suspending that new chassis is a set of WP Apex 43mm front forks and a WP Apex rear mono-shock. WP knows that it’s doing with suspension systems, and KTM has been a long-time partner with the brand. If KTM’s track record is anything to go by, we’re expecting the new RC 200 to be one of the sharpest weapons in the paddock given its rather unassuming displacement. The ByBre front brake set got an upgrade and is now lighter and larger for the new model. Improved braking and a lighter front end will net better acceleration and more efficient braking. The front disc comes in at a massive 320mm in diameter, while the rear brake measures in at 230mm. The wheel and tire sizes of the RC 200 are 110/70/17 in the front and 150/60/17 in the rear. 

Expect the same engine for the 2022 model year of the RC200. The bike will still come with its 199.5cc single-cylinder engine that punches out 25.8 hp and 19.5 Nm of torque. For a small-displacement motorcycle, the power figures are noteworthy as it makes it one of the most powerful in its class. 

KTM RC 200 Side

All of these upgrades will translate well on track, and we can’t wait to get our turn putting the RC 200 through its paces. Stay tuned for our coverage and our first impressions of the bike. 

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