KTM RC 125 is around Rs 43,000 less expensive than the KTM RC 200.
The Austria-based two-wheeler maker has rolled out the KTM RC 125 in India at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price, the RC 125 is around Rs 43,000 less expensive than the KTM RC 200 and Rs 8,000 pricier than the KTM 125 Duke. The fully faired bike takes on the Yamaha R15 V3.0 and Baja Pulsar RS200.
Design of the KTM RC 125 has been inspired by the company’s MotoGP racing motorcycle – KTM RC16. Some its styling bits include twin projector headlamps with DRLs (daytime running lamps), a triple clamp handlebar, a digital instrument console and upside down forks by WP.
The bike sits on steel trellis frame and has a ground clearance of 157mm. It carries a kerb weight of 154.2kg. The KTM RC 125 comes in a choice of two dual-tone colours – White and Orange and Orange and Black.
Powering the KTM RC 125 is the same 124cc, single-cylinder engine that also does duty in the 125 Duke. Its power and torque outputs stand at 14.3bhp and 12Nm respectively. The bike gets a 6-speed gearbox for performing transmission duties. Braking power comes from a 300mm disc upfront and a 230mm rear disc brake. The RC 125 also gets Bosch single-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) and rear-lift mitigation (RLM) as standard.
Commenting on the launch, Sumeet Narang, Vice President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said “KTM motorcycles are built to a purpose of winning performance and handling. It is no different with the RC 125 which will provide a true KTM experience to the motorcycle enthusiast seeking to enter our Supersport world. It carries Moto GP genes from its sibling, the much celebrated RC16.”