The KTM RC and Duke was recently updated for the 2016 model. There are some upgrading in the ktm bikes. One of the major upgrade was that the 2016 version of the RC and Duke 200 as well as 390 will get auto headlamps as a standard fitment that will double up as daytime running lights (DRLs).The safety feature is in line with the Indian government’s proposed regulations to make DRLs mandatory on all two-wheelers from 2017.
The company has removed the on/off switch seen on the right handlebar located between the engine kill switch and the electric start button. As a result of this, the owner cannot switch off the headlamp when the bike is turned on which will help in improving overall visibility. DRLs are mandatory in several developed markets and the made-in-India KTM models exported overseas already receive this feature.
The Government of India is serious about introducing safety norms on future vehicles and has proposed a host of features in order to improve two-wheeler safety in the country. In addition to daytime running lights, new motorcycles will have to also come equipped with ABS (on 125cc and above bikes) from next year onwards, while the proposal includes introducing an emergency warning sound as well.