The Race Competition series full-fairing street legal supersports machine, KTM RC125, has been launched in its homegrown Linz, Austria.
It is based from the Duke 125 which is a popular entry level beginner bike in Europe and some parts of the world.
It got all the sweet parts including the WP-Suspension 43mm USD front fork derived from RC8 R, ByBre 300mm brake system and iconic orange lightweight Trellis frame.
Producing 15hp, it can be said to be one of the powerful 4-stroke DOHC engine for a single-cylinder production bike. Compared to the 2-stroke Y125Z at 17hp, this RC125 is only 2hp less. But to compare 2-stroke and 4-stroke is silly since the have different characteristic and riding style.
Bearing dry weight of 135kg, this can make it a great track bike and at the same time can be ride for a long distances since it carries 10 liter of fuel.
The riders in Malaysia will not see this bike coming, but we will get the KTM RC200 and RC390 this October. That’s good.
2014 KTM RC125 TECHNICAL DETAILS
|Design||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Performance||11 kW (15 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6 speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 1 Eaton pump|
|Primary gear ratio||22:72|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:45|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated|
|Fork||WP Suspension 4357|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension 4618 EM|
|Suspension travel front||125 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||150 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs – diameter front||300 mm|
|Brake discs – diameter rear||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring|
|Steering head angle||66.5°|
|Wheel base||1,340±15 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||178.5 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||820 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|dry weight||135 kg|
Via: KTM Official fb and ktm.com