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KTM RC 125: A Bike for Race Bred Performance

KTM RC 125

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1,86 Lakh
₹ 1,89 Lakh
₹ 1,89 Lakh
₹ 1,81 Lakh
₹ 1,87 Lakh
₹ 1,86 Lakh

Latest Updates on KTM RC 125

  • KTM India is the latest passenger to board the price increase boat. The price for every model in the Austrian company’s RC and ADV line has increased.
  • The 2022 RC125 will go on sale in our market in 2022 for Rs 1,81,913 ex-showroom (Delhi), according to KTM India.
  • The eagerly anticipated KTM RC series, which includes the RC 125, has been introduced in India by KTM. The motorcycle gets upgraded in terms of aesthetic and mechanical upgrades.
  • The KTM RC 125 is the brand’s most miniature, faired model, built on the same platform as the KTM 125 Duke.   

Introduction of KTM RC 125

In readiness for the lights to go out, the 2022 KTM RC 125 takes its spot on the starting grid. The KTM RC 125 is prepared and ready to take the fight to the street or track, making you feel like a true racer. It has an entirely new chassis, a dramatic MotoGP-inspired appearance, and better handling and ergonomics.

The new colour options for the BS6-compliant SuperSport range, which comprises the RC125, RC200, and RC 390 motorcycles, were formally introduced by KTM India when the BS6 KTM range was introduced in February 2020. The costs of the motorcycles are unaffected by adding the additional hues to this palette.

According to Bajaj Auto Ltd. President Sumeet Narang, the new KTM RCs are race-bred bikes with technology and form influenced by MotoGP racers, such as the KTM RC 16.

The motorcycles have a significant and expanding impact on KTM portfolios. In particular, fans of SuperSport motorcycles like its robust and angular styling and fascinating colour choices.

The fresh hues, carefully chosen, go together with an existing palette. The extra features on every KTM RC will increase its appeal to young, aspirational bikers! As a result, the new RC 125 motorcycle is the least expensive fully-faired bike with a 125 cc liquid-cooled engine.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    124.7 cc
  • Mileage
    41.32 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    120 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    162 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    13.7 litres
  • Seat Height
    824 mm

Pros and Cons Of KTM RC 125

Pros Of KTM RC 125

  • Top-notch components
  • Good handling
  • Good designs

Cons of KTM RC 125

  • Bad engine
  • Bad ergonomics
  • Pricey

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    14.75 bhp
  • Max Torque
    12 Nm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    124.7 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    58 mm
  • Stroke
    47.2 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
  • Compression Ratio
    12.8:1
  • Ignition
    Digital Ignition
  • Spark Plugs
    1 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Liquid Cooled
  • Transmission
    6 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
  • Clutch
    Wet multi-disc clutch
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    13.7 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    1.5 litres
  • Riding Range
    548 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    41.32 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    40 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    120 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Switchable ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    320 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    230 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Front-4 Piston Radial Fixed, Rear- Single-piston floating calliper
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    110/70 - R17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    150/60 - R17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    Yes
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    29 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    29 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    29 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    32 psi
  • Front Suspension
    WP APEX 43
  • Rear Suspension
    WP APEX Monoshock

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    162 kg
  • Overall Length
    1,977 mm
  • Overall Width
    688 mm
  • Overall Height
    1098 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,341 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    158 mm
  • Seat Height
    824 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Steel trellis frame, powder coated

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    30000

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    Yes
  • Stepped Seat
    Yes
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    Yes
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12 V 8 AH VRLA
  • Headlight Type
    Halogen Headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED tail lamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Fully Adjustable Handlebar

What's new in the KTM RC 125?

  • Recent changes to the RC 125 supersport have been significant. It receives a redesigned front fascia similar to that of its older brothers, the RC 200 and the RC 390, and features a uni-pod halogen headlight.
  • A modern LCD console, similar to the one on the KTM 250 Adventure, has replaced the orange backlit metre console.
  • It has more features, a better engine, and an excellent appearance.
  • The new KTM RC 125 sports a powerful fuel tank, a higher windshield, split-style seating, an upswept exhaust, and sporty graphics and is constructed on a steel trellis frame.

Highlights of KTM RC 125

Design of KTM RC125

The KTM RC 125 is undoubtedly one of the best motorcycles made in India. As a result, the design must also be outstanding. To begin with, the RC 125 is your 125 Duke’s fully-faired counterpart.

After all, it draws design cues from the manufacturer of Moto GP racing machines. The new bike’s mechanicals and bicycle components are identical to those on its naked brother.

Returning to the stylish MotoGP-inspired design, the twin projector headlamps up front are a nice touch. On the chin and attached to the windscreen are the LED DRLs in the shape of a boomerang.

Its sculpted fuel tank features RC 125 badging on one side, and the instrumentation is shared with the other brother.

Thanks to optimised aerodynamics developed using CFD models, completely reworked, race-inspired bodywork offers long-lasting wind protection and a greater top speed.

The bike itself weighs about 135 kg. Its width is around 688 mm, and its length is roughly 1978 mm. The height is approximately 834 mm overall. The wheelbase is about 1340 mm long, and the ground clearance is about 178 mm. About 820 mm is the height of the seat.

Colours and variants of KTM RC 125

KTM RC 125 comes in three colours:

  1. Dark Galvano
  2. White
  3. Orange

KTM RC 125 offers one variant:

  1. KTM RC 125 Standard

Features of the KTM RC 125

KTM RC 125 has been designed as a sports bike, as you may already know. Therefore, the developers’ work has been excellent. Everything about this bike is impressive, from the handling to the supportive seats.

The brake for bumpers delivers the best on-road experience in addition to being comfortable. It deals with potholed roads and has a tremendous range in vibration and noise, and the grip and ride are both comfortable.

In terms of technology, the RC 125 gets a digital speedometer, gear indicator, tachometer, fuel gauge, fuel warning indicator, pillion seat, pillion grabrail, trip metre count, low battery indicator, clock, trip meter type digital, engine kill switch, and pass light are all examples of safety features.      

The KTM RC 125 gets a 15mm higher handlebar clip (which can be lowered by 10mm for a racier and track-oriented position)than the previous generation, thus aiding in improved line of sight.

The seat gets a new seat cover with wet-resistant material.

Engine of the KTM RC 125

A single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 124cc engine with BS6 compliance powers the 2022 KTM RC 125, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The mill has a maximum output of 14.7 horsepower @ 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm.

With a 13.7-litre fuel tank capacity, the bike can cover a mileage of approx 40kmpl.

Suspension and brakes of the KTM RC 125

The 2022 KTM RC 125 has disc brakes on the front and rear wheels and ABS for enhanced road handling to protect the rider’s safety. The vehicle’s suspension consists of a monoshock unit in the back and 43mm inverted forks in the front.

The WP APEX huge piston fork and new WP APEX shock absorber, both with updated sporty settings, are used on the 2022 KTM RC 125. The wheels are equipped with a 4-piston fixed calliper and offer the optimum deceleration while saving 960 grams of weight.

Top 3 Competitors of KTM RC 125

With a perfect balance between performance and other features, the KTM RC 125 perfectly competes with TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, KTM 200 Duke and KTM 125 Duke.

KTM RC 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 4V

The KTM RC 125 is Rs. 1.8 lakhs, which is Rs. 70,000 cheaper than the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V base model, which costs Rs. 1.1 lakhs.

The KTM RC 125 has a 124 cc engine, whereas the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a 159 cc engine. The KTM RC 125 provides a torque of 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm, and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V delivers a 14 nm @ 7250 rpm torque.

RC 125 has a top speed of 120 kmph, whereas the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a top speed of 114 kmph.

In terms of colour options, the KTM RC 125 has two colours, orange and white. On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has three colours, blue, red and black.

KTM RC 125 vs KTM 200 Duke

The KTM RC 125 is Rs. 1.82 lakhs, which is Rs. 4,000 cheaper than the KTM 200 Duke base model, which costs Rs. 1.86 lakhs.

The KTM RC 125 has a 124 cc engine, whereas the KTM 200 Duke has a 199 cc engine. The KTM RC 125 provides a torque of 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm, and the KTM 200 Duke delivers a 19 nm @ 8000 rpm torque.

The KTM RC 125 has a top speed of 120 kmph, whereas the KTM 200 Duke has a top speed of 142 kmph.

In terms of colour options, the KTM RC 125 has two colours, orange and white. On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has two colours, white and orange.

KTM RC 125 vs KTM 125 Duke

The KTM RC 125 is Rs. 1.8 lakhs, which is Rs. 10,000 cheaper than the KTM 125 Duke base model, which costs Rs. 1.7 lakhs.

The KTM RC 125 has a 124 cc engine, whereas the KTM 125 Duke has a 159 cc engine. The KTM RC 125 provides a torque of 12 Nm @ 7000 rpm, and the KTM 125 Duke delivers a 12 nm @ 8000 rpm torque.

The KTM RC 125 has a top speed of 120 kmph, whereas the KTM 125 Duke has a top speed of 112 kmph.

The KTM RC 125 has two colours, orange and white. On the other hand, the KTM 125 Duke has one colour, orange.

Compare of KTM RC 125

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  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • KTM RC 125
  • KTM RC 125
  • ₹ 1,86 Lakh
    ₹ 1,89 Lakh
    ₹ 1,89 Lakh
    ₹ 1,81 Lakh
    ₹ 1,87 Lakh
    ₹ 1,86 Lakh
  • 124.7 cc
  • 12 Nm
  • 14.75 bhp
  • Petrol
  • 13.7 litres
  • Liquid Cooled
  • 162 kg
  • 110/70 - R17
  • 150/60 - R17
  • 41.32 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  •  
  • TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
  • ₹ 1,23 Lakh
    ₹ 1,27 Lakh
    ₹ 1,26 Lakh
    ₹ 1,27 Lakh
    ₹ 1,24 Lakh
    ₹ 1,23 Lakh
  • 197.75 cc
  • 17.25 Nm @ 7,250 rpm
  • 20.54 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Oil Cooled
  • 152 kg
  • 90/90 - 17
  • 130/70 - 17
  • 40 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4-stroke
  • View more
  • KTM Duke 200
  • ₹ 1.89 Lakh
    ₹ 1.92 Lakh
    ₹ 1.92 Lakh
    ₹ 1.86 Lakh
    ₹ 1.90 Lakh
    ₹ 1.89 Lakh
  • 199.5 cc
  • 19.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
  • 25.4 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 13.5 litres
  • Liquid Cooled
  • 159 kg
  • 110/70 - 17
  • 150/60 - 17
  • 34.5 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for KTM RC 125

  • The RC125 receives a unique paint job that makes the bike stand out, even though the design is identical to the RC200 and RC390.

  • Its 125cc liquid-cooled engine produced 14.5PS at 9,250 rpm and 12Nm at 8,000 rpm, which were respectable on the racetrack but not outstanding on the highway.

  • The lightweight footpegs let the rider firmly planted in the corners, thus offering perfect geometry for sporty riding.

  • The RC200’s frame, forks mounted upside-down, and monoshock combine to give the bike a sporty feel and assured handling, but you know the bike can handle far more power.

  • But in terms of performance in the real world, the RC 125 falls short and leaves something to be desired.

Conclusion

The KTM RC 125 is an excellent choice for a beginner sport bike. It has a good appearance to turn heads and smooth characteristics to help a young adult feel at ease riding a sport bike. It excels in styling, is simple to use, and performs intimidatingly, making it the ideal college accessory for making a statement.

And after owning the RC 125 for approximately a year, you might consider upgrading to something more powerful, like the KTM RC 200 or perhaps the KTM RC 390.

It runs surprisingly nicely on this bike. The bike’s fashionable appearance attracts customers and is worth more than it does.

The new hues are carefully chosen to go together with an existing palette. The extra features on every KTM RC will increase its appeal to young, aspirational bikers! As a result, the new RC 125 motorcycle is the least expensive fully-faired bike in the 125 cc segment.

FAQs

Is RC 125 a suitable first vehicle?

This bike is for daily commuting on the city's outskirts, and because of its excellent handling, it is a beginner-friendly model.

What is the RC 125 BS6's mileage?

According to its claimed fuel efficiency, the KTM RC 125 Electric model achieves 41.3 km/l.

What is the KTM RC 125's Power?

The KTM RC 125 generates 14.95 PS of power.

Are the tyres on the KTM RC 125 tubeless?

The KTM RC 125 does indeed have tubeless tyres.

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