Originally Posted by es.midhun
So the prize expected for 250SL would be more than my budget. So I may end up on KTM RC200 or RC390.
This is my first bike of this kind and I hope it would be better to start with RC200 now. What is your opinion in this case? Jump from a 150cc Pulsar (my current bike) to a "powerful390" or just 200???
I am an NRI and I will be using this only for one month in a year. Is it wise spending more on 390... Is it really worth.. or 200 is enough??
Well it depends on you. When you're in india do you ride your bike most in traffic?? If yes then RC200 Is the bike for you. If you go for touring or HIGHWAY rides then RC390 For you. Yes RC390 gives pleasure. Jumping from 150cc to 390cc is not a problem(you just give little throttle input than your current bike for intial few days after that you'll get used to it) if you upgrade just to a 200 it won't feel nothing special but a Little powerful than your current 150cc. If you avoid 390cc you can look at CBR 250R it will be 100cc upgrade for you. Btw
, I have Jumped from Cbr250r to Z800(800cc).
Yes it is really worth spending on RC390 because it gets Slipper clutch(which is not available in KAWASAKI NINJA 300), Metzelers tyres(which is not available in NINJA 300 & YAMAHA R3),Up side down forks,many more ETC....
It's every penny worth spending on RC390.
Now 2016 RC390 being launched in 2016 February.