KTM RC 125
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Engine Description||1-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Maximum Power||15 BHP @ 10500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||12 NM @ 8000 rpm|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from steel tubes|
|Cooling Type||Liquid Cooling|
|Front Brake||300mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||230mm Disc|
|Front Suspension||WP Suspension 4357|
|Rear Suspension||WP Suspension 4618 EM|
LOOKS & STYLE
WHEELS & TYRES
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Minimum Ground Clearance||178.50 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.00 litres|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||135.00 kg|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|Top Speed||130 kph|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Value For Money|
KTM RC 125 Review
KTM Sport motorcycle AG is a world renowned Austrian company that manufactures mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles. It was founded as a metal workshop in 1934 by famous engineer Hans Trunkenpolz and was named Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. It started repairing motorcycles by 1937 and began producing motorcycles in 1954. It is largely famous for its off-road motorcycles but it also has begun producing street motorcycles in the recent years. It has its current headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria. KTM began a joint venture with Indian two-wheeler manufacturing company Bajaj Auto in November 2007 according to which they will collectively produce motorcycles for India as well as some other Southeast Asian countries.
KTM has showcased the KTM RC125, a super sport bike at the 71st EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy on November 6, 2013. It is based on the naked Duke Model counterparts with some slight differences. The bike uses the powder coated tubular space frame made from steel tubes. KTM RC125 will be manufactured at Chakan, near Pune in a plant of Bajaj Auto and will be sold in India and exported to the other markets as well. It is expected to be launched in India by end of 2014.
Design and Style
KTM RC 125 is an entry-level bike with stylish looks and power-packed performance. It has a brand new steel fuel tank, advanced design windshield, new twin headlights, brand new clip on handlebars and switches for aggressive riding position and advanced control, compact underbelly three-chamber silencer placed close to the bike's overall center of gravity for centralization of mass, standard dis-engage able ABS, stable and lightweight 17-inch orange-painted cast light alloy wheels with perfect gripped tires, new bodywork with new pushed back foot pegs, fairing-mounted rear view mirrors with sporty integrated blinkers, a thin tail with number plate holder and LED tail light. The comfortable two-part seat with perfect support for rider and pillion, a seat height of 820 mm offers a new and aggressive riding position.
KTM RC125 has a fully digital instrument cluster with LCD display which includes fuel gauge, engaged gear, service reminder information, RPM alert for indicating the right moment for shifting up gears and many more information.
Weight and Fuel Tank Capacity
The RC125 has an un-laden weight of 135kgs which is grouped very close to the center of gravity for better maneuverability and precision along with a wet weight of 135kgs. The motorcycle has a fuel tank with a capacity of 10L including 1.5L for reserve.
Engine and Gearbox
KTM RC 125 has a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine with a maximum power of 15 bhp at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12 Nm and is mated with a 6-speed claw shifted transmission. It has a bore and stroke of 58mm and 47.2mm respectively, Forced Oil Engine Lubrication with One Eaton Pump, mechanically operated Wet multi disc clutch and a contact-less, controlled and fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment.
Brakes and Suspension
KTM RC 125 has a 300mm diameter disc brakes with radially mounted 4-piston calipers at front and 230mm diameter disc brakes with floating single-piston calipers at rear. It has a front and rear suspension travel of 125mm and 150mm respectively and the suspension system consists of 43mm WP upside down forks at front and WP mono-shock absorbers with swing arm at rear.
Ride and Handling
KTM RC125 has a high ground clearance of 178.5mm and an extended wheelbase of 1340mm which further leads to even sharper steering. The bike is quite stable and sharp at edges which offers you a pleasant riding experience.
The RC125 will be available in a Black/White shade.
The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price for this fabulous bike is INR 1.20 lakhs which may vary.