2014 KTM RC125 launched in Linz, Austria



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.



Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 124.7 cm³
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm
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

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