2021 KTM RC 125 makes way to dealerships in India
The new-generation KTM RC 125, which was launched in India this October, has started making its way to dealerships. As for the highlights, the motorcycle has a refreshed design and gets an LCD instrument cluster as well as a full-LED arrangement for lighting. It draws power from a BS6-compliant 124.7cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Here are more details.
Why does it matter?
- The new version of the KTM RC 125 was unveiled in August. It offers better looks, more features, and an improved engine.
- The two-wheeler's arrival in the market will surely raise the competition around the Rs. 2 lakh price mark. It takes on rivals such as the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Yamaha R15 V4, and the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.
The bike has split-style seats and a windshield
The 2021 KTM RC 125 sits on a steel trellis frame and has aerodynamic fairings, a muscular fuel tank, a raised transparent windscreen, split-style seats, arrowhead-shaped mirrors, and a side-mounted exhaust. The bike houses a full-LED setup for lighting, an LCD instrument console, and rides on alloy wheels. It can store 9.5 liters of fuel, weighs 154.2kg, and flaunts sporty graphics.
It runs on a 15hp, 125cc engine
The 2021 KTM RC 125 is powered by a BS6-compliant 124.7cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch. The motor generates a maximum power of 14.7hp at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 12Nm at 8,000rpm.
It gets a rear mono-shock unit
In terms of safety equipment, the new KTM RC 125 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with single-channel ABS for improved handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the motorcycle are taken care of by 43mm inverted forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
KTM RC 125: Pricing
In India, the 2021 KTM RC 125 is priced at Rs. 1,81,913 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it just Rs. 1,300 more expensive than the outgoing model. However, this is an introductory price and will be hiked in the future.