Priced at Rs 1.47 lakhs (ex-showroom), the RC 125 is KTM’s most-affordable fully faired motorcycle in India
KTM commenced the deliveries of the RC 125 motorcycle which was launched in India on 19th of June. The key of the first RC 125 motorcycle was handed over to its respective owner recently. The newly launched RC 125 is offered with two colours including an orange and black while there is also an option of a white and orange colour available as well. KTM retails their recently launched entry level super sport for 1.47 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
For those of you who are not aware, the RC 125 competes directly against the likes of the Yamaha’s popular 150cc fully faired motorcycle the YZF-R15 V3.0. The YZF-R15 V3.0 retails at Rs 1.39 Lakhs (ex-showroom) and is comparatively cheaper than the RC 125. It also offers more features and is a more tech-loaded motorcycle than its rival.
The R15 V3.0 offers a Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, slipper clutch and a dual channel ABS system for the safety of the rider. The RC 125, on the other hand, also offers a number of premium components in the form of an upside-down telescopic front fork from WP, aluminium swingarm, a 10 step adjustable monoshock absorbers at the rear and a trellis frame. The motorcycle gets an underbelly exhaust setup as well.
The RC 125 is powered by the same 124.7 cc liquid-cooled, 4-Valve, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel injected motor. This unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 14.5 PS of peak power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The motorcycle borrows its braking setup from the Duke 125.
It gets a 300mm disc brake at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear to bring it to a halt. A single channel ABS and rear wheel lift mitigation system is also offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
All of you must be well aware of the fact that the RC 125 is a track-focused motorcycle. Although the fully faired offering from KTM shares its underpinnings with the KTM 125 Duke but the former features a forward-leaning aggressive riding position compared to the 125 Duke.