KTM RC125 DELIVERIES COMMENCE IN INDIA
Jun 27, 2019
rnrnKTM dealerships have begun deliveries of the new RC 125 sportbike across India. The entry-level sportbike was officially launched in India on 19th June. The ex-showroom price of the fully-faired motorcycle is INR 1.47 lakh.rnKTM RC 125 was launched last week and now many dealers have started delivering it to customers. It competes with Yamaha’s YZF-R15 V3.0 which is priced at INR 1.40 lakh (ex-showroom).Well, if we see in terms of pricing and performance, Yamaha R15 has an edge over the KTM sportbike. The KTM RC 125 has a muscular look with beefy upside-down telescopic front forks from WP and has an aluminum swing arm. For the rear, the bike comes equipped with a 10-step adjustable monoshock. Mechanically, the bike shares its engine with the KTM 125 Duke.rnFor braking, it uses disc brakes at both ends with a single-channel ABS and Rear-Lift Off protection (RLP). At the back, you get RLP which is a less effective alternative to ABS and basically prevents the lifting of the rear wheel in case of sudden brakes. Some highlights of the motorcycle include clip-on handlebars, dual projector headlamps, split seats, fully digital instrument console and the usual snazzy paint job options.rnKTM RC 125 sportbike has a 124.7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with fuel injection which comes mated with a 6-speed transmission. The engine is good enough to produce 14.5 HP of maximum power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. For braking performance, the bike comes equipped with front and rear disc brakes plus the bike also features a single-channel ABS unit.rnFeatures:rnDisplacement – 124.7ccrnSingle Cylinder EnginernCooling Type – Liquid-CooledrnMax. Power – 14.5 HP @ 9250 rpmrnMax. Torque – 12 Nm @ 8000 rpmrnGearbox – 6-SpeedrnFuel System – Fuel InjectionrnTop Speed – 120 kmph (Approx.)rnFront Brake – 300mm Single DiscrnRear Brake – 230mm Single Discrn1-Channel Anti-Lock Braking SystemrnFront Suspension – USD ForksrnRear Suspension – MonoshockrnApprox. Length – 1977 mmrnApprox. Width – 688 mmrnApprox. Height – 1098 mmrnGround Clearance – 157 mmrnSeat Height – 835 mmrnWheelbase – 1341 mmrnKerb Weight – 154.2 kgrnFuel Tank Capacity – 9.5 litresrnFront Tyre – 110/70-R17rnRear Tyre – 150/60-R17rnChassis/Frame – Trellis FramernrnKTM RC125 goes against the likes of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Yamaha R15 V3. Both of them are much more powerful than the KTM, but the very near pricing range puts them in a stiff competition.rnrnThe R15 V3 goes for Rs. 1.41 Lakhs and the RS200 goes for Rs. 1.39 Lakhs (prices ex-showroom). The power figures are lesser than its competition, but being the lightest in the segment, it has good acceleration figures.