KTM RC125 ABS launched in India at INR 1.47 lakh

19/06/2019 - 16:20 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

KTM India has extended its product portfolio with the launch of the RC125. The fully-faired motorcycle is available at INR 1.47 lakh*. The bookings for the RC125 ABS have commenced, while the deliveries will begin by the end of this month.

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The KTM RC125 carries a premium of INR 17,000 over the 125 Duke naked roadster. (INR 1.47 lakh* vs INR 1.30 lakh*)

Also Read: KTM 125 Duke outruns Yamaha MT-15 in May 2019 sales

The RC125 is built around KTM’s steel trellis frame, and it comes equipped with premium features such as upside down front suspension by WP at the front and a triple clamp handlebar. Shock absorption tasks at the back are performed by a 10-step adjustable monoshock suspension. A 300 mm front and 230 mm rear disc are tasked to bring the vehicle to a halt, while the safety net includes a single-channel ABS by Bosch. KTM will offer two colour options for the RC125.

Engine specifications include a 124.7 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-Valve, DOHC motor with fuel injection technology that makes 14.5 PS of peak power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of max torque at 8,000 rpm. Complete technical specifications are available in the table at the end of the post.

Speaking about the launch of the RC125 ABS, Sumeet Narang, Vice President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto, 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.

The KTM RC125 will compete with the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. The fully-faired Yamaha motorcycle is available in three colour options. The Thunder Grey and Racing Blue paint options are available at INR 1,39,680*, while the Darknight colour retails at INR 1,41,680*. Despite the lower price tag, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 comes with a dual-channel ABS, variable valve timing and an assist/slipper clutch as standard.

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KTM RC125 ABS will be available in two colour options. The motorcycle will compete with the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 ABS.

Also Read: Modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gets KTM Duke 390's upside-down forks

The higher displacement of the Yamaha YZF-R15 gives it an edge in terms of performance. The fully-faired Japanese motorcycle draws 19 BHP at 10,000 rpm and 15 Nm at 8,500 rpm from its 155 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine.

KTM RC125 Technical Specifications

Model KTM RC 125
Engine type Single Cylinder 4 Valve, DOHC, Liquid Cooled, Fuel injection
Displacement 124.7 cc
Bore/stroke 58 x 47.2 mm
Power 14.5 PS @ 9,250 rpm
Torque 12 Nm at 8,000  rpm
Compression ratio 12.8:1
Starter/battery 12 V 8 AH VRLA
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Cooling Liquid Cooled
Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Frame Trellis Frame
Front suspension Inverted telescopic fork, 43mm diameter
Rear suspension Mono shox - 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Front brake 300 mm Disc
Rear brake 230 mm Disc
ABS Single channel ABS by Bosch
Tyres front/rear Front - 110/70 R17

Rear -  150/60 R17

Wheelbase 1341 mm
Ground clearance 157 mm
Overall length 1977 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Tank capacity 9.5 litre
Dry weight 154.2kgs

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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