All-new KTM RC 125 Launched In India
The most affordable faired bike from KTM costs Rs 1.47 lakh!
- Compared to the KTM 125 Duke, the RC 125 is Rs 17,000 more expensive.
- Gets projector headlamps, fully-faired bodywork and clip-on handlebars.
- Borrows engine and underpinnings from the KTM 125 Duke
- Bookings are open officially and deliveries will commence from the end of this month.
KTM India has launched its most affordable faired motorcycle, the RC 125. Priced at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the RC 125 costs Rs 17,000 more than the most affordable KTM in India, the 125 Duke.
For the added premium, you get dual projector headlamps, clip-on handlebars and a fully-faired bodywork. The engine and the underpinnings, though, are borrowed from the KTM 125 Duke. The 124.7cc single-cylinder motor produces the same 14.5PS and 12Nm as the 125 Duke. A single-channel ABS is also offered as standard. KTM says the RC 125’s price is introductory, so expect the Austrian brand to hike it eventually as it did with the 125 Duke.
Bookings for the baby RC are officially open and deliveries will commence from the end of this month. In our market, the KTM RC 125 goes up against the Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0, which is a whole Rs 8000 more affordable and features a bigger, more advanced motor making 4.8PS and 2.7Nm more than the RC 125. Here’s KTM India’s official statement regarding the launch:
KTM launches RC 125 ABS in India
- Directly derived from the MotoGP world of KTM RCs
- Introductory price of Rs. 1.47 Lacs, Bookings commence, Deliveries begin end June
19th June 2019, Pune: KTM, Europe’s No.1 motorcycle brand, today announced the launch of the all-new RC 125 ABS. KTM has an unparalleled legacy in motorsports with over 300 world championships spanning over 65 years. Since its entry into India in 2012, KTM is also the country’s fastest growing motorcycle brand.
The all-new RC 125 gives biking enthusiasts an entry into KTM’s high adrenaline world of supersport motorcycling. Inspired by KTM’s MotoGP machine the RC16, this fully faired bike, is adept at conquering the track and street alike. Like every KTM motorcycle, the RC 125 too is Ready to Race. Boasting of a host of premium components, the RC 125 is a true KTM loaded with the best of motorcycling technology and engineering. It comes with KTM’s iconic steel trellis frame, upside down front suspension by WP and triple clamp handlebar to provide top of the class handling. It sports a fresh new look in 2 exciting colour options that further highlight its Supersport origins. Powering the RC 125 is an advanced DOHC engine producing class leading 14.5 Ps power and 12 Nm torque. Twin Projector headlights with DRL and ABS by BOSCH make the RC 125 a complete package for every budding motorcycling aficionado.
Speaking on the occasion Sumeet Narang, Vice President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd. 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”
Sharing the winning potential as the rest of the RC range the KTM RC 125 is set to offer a premium big-bike feel and has been launched at an introductory price of Rs. 147,213 (ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings commence today across 470 exclusive KTM showrooms in the country with deliveries starting end of June.
KTM is India’s fastest growing motorcycle brand. Globally, It has grown last year to become the world’s largest selling premium motorcycle brand.