KTM RC125 is the next bike for the Austrian two-wheeler for the Indian market. The price of the bike has been announced. The booking for the KTM RC125 is open across dealerships in India. At the moment, KTM has been happy with the numbers the Duke 125 is delivering. It has got an entirely new range of customers into the brand. As the entry-level price has seen a drop, for many who aspired to buy a KTM are opting for it. This is like the iPhone XR for those need an Apple smartphone. The RC125 will not just get more eyeballs but also result in higher conversion. Many of the Indian youth would love to get a sports bike and what is better than this? Scroll down to find the answer to all of these questions
Dealers have confirmed that the KTM RC 125 will be available for a test drive by the end of this month-end. Above all, this will be a bike that will attract the youth and can grab a lot of college-going audiences
KTM RC125 Price in India
|KTM RC125 India||Price|
|KTM RC125 India Single Channel ABS||Rs. 1,47,000|
The pricing of the KTM RC 125 is high for some. This will put it in competition with the Yamaha R15 V3 which is the current youth favorite in a fared sports bike. A similar kind of pricing is also seen where the Duke is valued competitively to the MT-15. Dealer expected the pricing to be about Rs 1.5 lakhs (on-road) approximately making it an exciting package to consider. Therefore, the price of the KTM RC 125 is sort of high but not completely out of proportion.
KTM RC125 Engine
The engine on the RC125 and the Duke are the same. The company will give this a 124.6cc DOHC engine block, which is air-cooled and it produces about 14.5bhp of power and close to 12Nm of maximum torque. This engine comes with a six-speed gearbox. This engine has decent performance and it doesn’t have that punch, one will be expecting in a KTM. This has the same frame as the 200cc version, and even the weight shall be the same. But the power is certainly lesser. This bike isn’t about performance, more about looks thereby attracting youth to buy a bike that looks similar to its elder siblings at a lower price. The handling will be good due to the posture this bike asks to maintain but this also has its drawback for daily commuting.
|Engine type||Single Cylinder 4 Valve, DOHC, Liquid Cooled, Fuel injection|
|Bore/stroke||58 x 47.2 mm|
|Power||14.5 PS @ 9,250 rpm|
|Torque||12 Nm at 8,000 rpm|
|Starter/battery||12 V 8 AH VRLA|
|Transmission||6 speed constant mesh|
|Front suspension||Inverted telescopic fork, 43mm dia|
|Rear suspension||Mono shox.- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)|
|Front brake||300 mm Disc|
|Rear brake||230 mm Disc|
|ABS||Single channel ABS by Bosch|
|Tyres front/rear||Front – 110/70 R17|
Rear – 150/60 R17
|Ground clearance||157 mm|
|Overall length||1977 mm|
|Seat height||835 mm|
|Tank capacity||9.5 lit|
|Dry weight||154.2 kgs|
KTM RC125 Specifications
In terms of chassis, Trellis Frame as the 125cc and the 200cc. The front suspension shall be a telescopic fork and the rear will feature a mono-shock. there is less probability of seeing an adjustable mono-shock. Both the front and rear shall be 17-inch wheels and there will be 110/70 for the front side and rear will be 150/60.
The motorcycle will be a fuel tank capacity of 10.2 liters and ground clearance close to 170mm. Expect the curb weight to be close to 150 kilograms. It is equipped with a 300mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear while a single-channel ABS and RLM (rear lift mitigation) will come as standard.
KTM RC125 Mileage
Expect a mileage of about 35-40km/l on this engine that has carried over from the Duke 125. This will be a good number for this bike as most of the people who buy it will be students and will use it for their college commute.
KTM RC125 Design
We can expect to get a projector set up on the RC 125 as the look of the bike has somehow designed to have a projector setup but if at all that is not offered then you will be offered regular yellow bulb on this. The motorcycle will resemble the 200cc offering. We are expecting white, black and orange to be offered in the range.
The instrument cluster will be digital with a range of features on it as the other models. There will be a windshield and the wheels will have orange rims. RC125 will not any different from the other RC range apart from its tyre size at the rear which will be a lot thinner than the bigger versions. The KTM RC125 will have a split seat. There is not much to hold on the back on the pillion seat. The comfort levels on the pillion seat will be bad and it won’t be good for long rides
KTM RC125 Competiton
KTM is a brand that focuses more on the sport of bike riding more than the practicality. This lack of practicality will be now filled with a lower cc bike that they are planning to launch. After all the KTM RC 125 is a bike that punches higher than its segment. The DOHC layout will make it a fierce competitor in the 150 cc segment. This bike will be a tough competition for the Suzuki Gixxer 150 SF. Therefore this will be a nice competition as the Gixxer 150 SF also received an update recently.