KTM RC 390 launchedKTM RC 200 and RC 390, two highly anticipated motorbikes from the Austrian two wheeler manufacturer, in partnership with Bajaj Auto, have been launched on Tuesday. While the RC 390 is available at Rs 2.05 lakh, the RC 200 was introduced at an attractive price of Rs 1.60 lakh (Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).Just like other KTM bikes manufactured in the past, the RC 390 and RC 200 are ready to go to the racetrack as soon as they are purchased. As mentioned in our previous story, both new bikes are based on the successful KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200, but set themselves apart through s sports-bike-like full fairing, twin headlamps, fairing-integrated underbelly exhaust, a new fuel tank and tail section, along with mirror mounted turn indicators. Riding geometryRiding geometry on both the KTM RC 390 and RC 200 are different from the Duke model as well, by virtue of new sporty clip-on handlebars and further pushed back footpegs, providing a low riding position on the RC duo. Racing geometry has been provided through a shorter wheelbase and reduced rake angle.Engine detailsDetails on the engines in these two bikes have already been mentioned earlier. The RC 390 has a 373.2 cc, 4-stroke engine with 43.5 bhp of power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Power-to-Weight ratio is an incredible 262 bhp/tonne. The KTM RC 200 comes with a 199.5 cc engine which delivers 25.5 bhp of power and 19.2 Nm of maximum torque, and a Power-to-Weight ratio of 162 bhp/tonne. No Antilock Braking System (ABS) has been provided with the RC 200.Unique Cockpit featuresadvertisement- Gear position indicator- Trip meters (f1, F2, F3)- Digital watch- Coolant temperature- Fuel level- Distance to next service- Distance to empty- Low battery charge- Low oil pressure- Shift RPM signalTo enhance the customer experience, KTM will organise an “Orange Day” on racing tracks across the country, for buyers to race their bikes. For those not interesting in racing their bikes, the company has organised the Touring Experience, which is comprised of camping by night. In addition, Orange rides will allow customers to go on day trips, which is suited to those who may not have time to venture out in the night. At present, 150 dealerships of KTM are located across different parts of India.
Published on August 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm With the 2017 Syracuse football season set to begin Friday night, beat writers Joe Bloss, Sam Fortier, Matthew Gutierrez and Tomer Langer explain their predictions. The Orange, led by second-year head coach Dino Babers, open Sept. 2 in the Carrier Dome and begin conference play Sept. 30 at North Carolina State. SU owns one of the nation’s toughest schedules.Joe BlossTwo is better than oneRecord: 6-6MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: healthEach of Dino Babers’ previous head coaching gigs have seen improved results in Year 2. This one will be no different. Syracuse will lose some ugly games to very good teams, but take care of business against its nonpowerhouse opponents. A thin injury report will be key. See you at the TK Bowl.Sam FortierTaking care of businessAdvertisementThis is placeholder textRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: Defensive lineThere are five games on Syracuse’s schedule that it has an “OK” to “good” chance of winning: Central Connecticut, Middle Tennessee, Central Michigan, Wake Forest and Boston College. There are five “ha, good one” games: at Louisiana State, Clemson, at Florida State, at Miami and at Louisville. This leaves two tough but winnable games: home against Pittsburgh and at North Carolina State. A tough schedule strains the Orange enough to put it on the wrong side of those contests, but Dino Babers’ offense lives up to the hype in Year 2. Overall, Syracuse wins the games it should.Matthew GutierrezHere I Go AgainRecord: 4-8MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: Defensive lineQueue Whitesnake’s flagship song, “Here I Go Again,” as Syracuse football embarks on another season that leaves fans yearning for basketball season well before November. A winning record and bowl eligibility, both of which have eluded the program since 2013, will elude SU at least one or two more years. One of the nation’s toughest schedules allows the Orange no room for error. This team will be considerably better than that of last year, but SU finishes the year 1-8 after a 3-0 start.Tomer LangerNot quite thereRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: SecondaryI don’t doubt that this year’s team will be better than last year’s team. But that improvement might not necessarily make a dent in the wins column with the tough nonconference schedule on top of an always-daunting ACC slate. We know what this offense can do, and as long as Dungey is healthy, it should keep clicking. The secondary was ravaged by injury last season, but veteran safety Antwan Cordy is back and the entire unit is confident heading into the season. Whether it can live up to that confidence will be vital. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
BOYS’ TOP 25 (Records through Thursday) Rk. Team (Record) LW 1. Campbell Hall (23-1) 1 2. Taft (19-4) 2 3. Harvard-Westlake (21-5) 3 4. La Canada (23-2) 4 5. Knight (24-2) 5 6. Thousand Oaks (22-3) 6 7. Poly (19-5) 7 8. Renaissance Academy (24-1) 10 9. Sylmar (15-9) 11 10. Notre Dame (18-9) 8 11. Hart (21-5) 12 12. Crespi (16-11) 13 13. Palmdale (20-5) 16 14. Simi Valley (18-7) 9 15. Oak Park (20-6) 14 16. Calabasas (13-11) 18 17. Westlake (17-7) 20 18. Chaminade (16-11) 25 19. Camarillo (16-9) NR 20. Highland (15-11) 15 21. Chatsworth (16-10) 17 22. North Hollywood (17-10) 19 23. Saugus (16-9) 22 24. Hoover (18-7) 23 25. Lancaster (13-13) NR GIRLS’ TOP 25 (Records through Thursday) Rk. Team (Record) LW 1. Hart (24-2) 1 2. Taft (18-2) 3 3. Grant (16-0) 2 4. Moorpark (22-3) 4 5. Royal (20-5) 8 6. Burroughs (22-5) 5 7. Newbury Park (18-7) 7 8. Harvard-Westlake (20-6) 6 9. Valencia (17-7) 11 10. Chaminade (18-7) 9 11. Oaks Christian (14-9) 13 12. Canyon (17-8) 10 13. Chatsworth (14-11) 15 14. Notre Dame (19-8) 12 15. La Canada (16-9) 16 16. Saugus (13-12) 14 17. Rio Mesa (19-6) 17 18. Palmdale (15-10) 19 19. Flintridge Prep (21-3) 18 20. Knight (18-8) 20 21. Crescenta Valley (13-13) 22 22. Montclair Prep (16-8) 21 23. Poly (14-9) 24 24. Village Christian (19-6) 23 25. Sylmar (12-8) 25 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!