The popular bike maker, KTM has finally unwrapped the most-awaited KTM RC 125 in India. The Indian bike enthusiast was already excited for the new KTM model and it is finally here. The fully faired bike has been introduced at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The overall designing of RC 124 is based on the KTM RC16, the bike maker’s MotoGP product. The company has already commenced the bookings of the all-new RC 125 ABS at a token amount of Rs 5,000. Although, it will reach customers by the end of June.
The naked version of RC 125, the KTM 125 Duke is sold at Rs 17,000 less. It is the smallest capacity sports bike in the country which has a huge fan following as it has an attractive price. Compared to the global variant, the India-spec RC 125 has some distinct elements such as side exhaust and guard. It has been developed with KTM’s steel trellis frame similar to RC200 and the RC390, upside down forks by WP and a triple clamp handlebar.
The fully faired bike looks sporty in the dual tone black and orange paint scheme. The mechanically superior trellis frame of the bike is painted black while the wheels are orange. The bike is outfitted with twin projector headlamps highlighting DRL’s. It also comes with a digital instrument console with many interesting features. The bike has a ground clearance and kerb weight of 157 mm and 154.2 kg, respectively.
Compared to the naked Duke 125, the all-new RC125 gets the same underpinnings. The braking duties are handled by a 300 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. The machine also features a single-channel ABS system and rear wheel lift mitigation system (RLM) as standard. In terms of suspension, the bike comes with USD fork at the front and a pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
The all-new RC125 is powered by the same 124 cc single-cylinder engine that is capable of generating 14.3 bhp of max power and 12 Nm of peak torque. The motor is combined with a 6-speed gearbox transmission. In terms of dimension, the RC 125 ABS is 1,977 mm along with seat height and ground clearance of 835 mm and 157 mm, respectively. It comes with a 9.5-litre tank capacity. The bike will rival against the likes of Yamaha R15 and the Pulsar RS200 in the Indian market.
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.”
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