3 things to know about the baby RC 125
Engine from the Duke 125
The all-new KTM RC 125 is using the same engine as the Duke 125. The 124.7cc liquid-cooled engine is capable of producing 14.5 PS at 9,250 rpm and 12Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine feels a little bit underpowered as the RC 125 is around 14kg heavier than its naked sibling.
KTM RC 125 Exhaust Sound
Parts from the RC 200
The baby RC 125 gets many components from its elder sibling. The KTM RC 125 gets the chassis, fairing, front disc brake with Bybre caliper, instrument console and projectors from the RC 200. Moreover, the trellis frame, USD front forks, rear monoshock and the aluminium swingarm also comes from the elder sibling. It is due to this setup that everyone fell in love with the handling of the RC 200 and now all of this is available in the RC 125. Meanwhile, the RC 125 also gets MRF REVZ radial tyres and the single channel ABS is also offered as standard on the bike.
Even after having the same bodywork the KTM has managed to make the RC 125 stand out by its loud and striking paint job. The bike looks sharp and aggressive due to the angular headlight and the thin tail. However, the bike comes with an underbelly exhaust instead of the side exhaust in India.
The RC 125 is the cheapest fully faired KTM available in India. It comes with great handling and is a perfect bike for those who find the power of the RC 200 to be intimidating. The KTM RC 125 is more forgiving than its elder siblings so it is meant for those who are new to supersports and are learning how to corner the track. Having said that the KTM RC 125 is still a good Rs. 17,000 expensive than the KTM Duke 125. The Yamaha R15 V3.0 is also Rs 7,000 cheaper than the KTM RC 125.