KTM RC 125 India Launch offers enthusiasts and beginner sport riders something fun to ride yet approachable and friendly at the same time
KTM, which is reportedly gearing to launch RC125 in India next week, is finally here! Its sibling 125 Duke comes at an asking price of Rs 1.30 lakh after a recent price hike of Rs 5,000. In terms of competition, the RC125 will be directly pitted against Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Just so you know YZF-R15 V3.0 retails in Indian market at a price of Rs 1.39 lakh. It sports a fresh new look in 2 exciting colour options that further highlight its Supersport origins. Twin Projector headlights with DRL and ABS by BOSCH make the RC 125 a complete package.
KTM RC 125 is a feature-packed, fully faired bike. It comes equipped with projector headlamp (twin-pod), LED tail lamps and blinkers, and digital instrument cluster. In terms of mechanical underpinning, RC125 will come with trellis frame, similar to the one on 125 Duke. However, the styling and ergonomics are going to be completely different on RC125. Compared to the Duke’s upright stance, RC125 will have a forward-leaning riding posture. KTM has achieved this different posture on RC125 by the use of clip-on handlebar.
KTM RC 125 comes powered by a 124.7 cc liquid-cooled engine putting out 14.5 [email protected],250 rpm and [email protected],000 rpm. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. The suspension hardware consists of USD forks upfront and monoshock suspension at the rear. The bike will feature a single channel ABS with both front and rear getting disc brakes as a standard part of the fitment.
KTM today announced the launch of the all-new RC 125 ABS. KTM has an unparalleled legacy in motorsports with over 300 world championships spanning over 65 years. Since its entry into India in 2012, KTM is also the country’s fastest growing motorcycle brand.
Sharing the winning potential as the rest of the RC range the KTM RC 125 is set to offer a premium big-bike feel and has been launched at an introductory price of Rs. 147,213 (ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings commence today across 470 exclusive KTM showrooms in the country with deliveries starting end of June.
KTM RC 125
Single Cylinder 4 Valve, DOHC, Liquid Cooled, Fuel injection
58 x 47.2 mm
14.5 PS @ 9,250 rpm
12 Nm at 8,000 rpm
12 V 8 AH VRLA
6 speed constant mesh
Inverted telescopic fork, 43mm dia
Mono shox.- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
300 mm Disc
230 mm Disc
Single channel ABS by Bosch
Front – 110/70 R17
Rear – 150/60 R17