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2014 KTM RC 125

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Stylish aggressive and fast, the KTM RC 125 is an attractive entry level sport bike equipped with a modern water-cooled DOHC, one cylinder, 4-stroke engine that generates 11 kW (15 hp) and 12 Nm of torque. The unit transfers its power to the rear wheel by means of a six speed, claw shifted transmission with wet multi disc clutch.

As far as wheels are concerned, the KTM RC 125 comes with a pair of lightweight, 17in orange painted cast light alloy rims sized 110 mm wide at the front and 150 mm at the rear.

The motorcycle is also fitted with a standard ABS system which makes it one of the safest models in its class.

Once on board, you are welcomed by a sporty seat and a 100% digital LCD that displays vital information such as engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminders.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM RC 125.

Overview

KTM RC 125

KTM RC 125 2014: CERTAIN OF SUCCESS

The entry level for really ambitious racers. The state-of-the-art, water-cooled DOHC engine delivers 11 kW (15 hp), 12 Nm of torque and total race performance for everyday use. Every ride turns into preparation for the next race with the new street-legal KTM RC 125.

2014 KTM RC 125 Features and Benefits:

KTM RC 125

Racing DNA:

Pillion Ride Seat
In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport looks the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it resembles a real racing bike tail, yet still ensures excellent comfort for the passenger.

Brakes
KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a powerful and easy to control brake-system which allows the rider to be always in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel guarantee excellent braking response in all situations.

Engine
The state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke 125ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest levels of smoothness. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/6Ah battery and it effortlessly achieves its peak power of 11 kW (15 hp).

Triple Clamps
The brand new forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

Outstanding Style:

KTM RC 125

Bodywork
The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals don’t just provide a unique supersport look but also help the RC to master extreme cornering by allowing a greater leaning angle.

Integrated Blinkers
As a special feature the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only looks sporty but also contributes to the perfect aerodynamics.

Headlight
Brand new twin headlight, opening a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matching with the racing supersport look of RC.

Thin Tail
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.

Ergonomics:

KTM RC 125

Fuel Tank
A brand new steel fuel tank with 9,5l capacity (including 1,5l reserve) has been developed for the RC, perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine the RC achieves even in the sportiest manner of riding a considerable range.

Wind Shield
The advanced design wind shield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensure an incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.

Seat
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm enables the rider to have a secure stand while also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling.

Handle Bar
Brand new clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.

Safety:

KTM RC 125

Silencer
The compact underbelly, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of mass and prevents from accidental contact with both the rider’s and passenger’s legs.

A1 License
With a maximum power of 11kW (15hp) the RC125 is right at the limit of the A1 driver´s license, making the new KTM RC125 the sportiest option for A1 riders.

Standard ABS
With ABS equipped as standard, every RC 125 demonstrates KTM’s commitment to safety even in the small capacity class. As always the RC 125 is Ready to Race with the option to disengage the ABS system.

Wheels
Equally lightweight as they are stable, the 17in orange painted cast light alloy wheels sized 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Solid Technology:

KTM RC 125

Instrument
The 100% digital LCD display has everything you could expect from a state of the art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. Just like supersport racing machines an RPM alert indicates when is the best moment for shifting up.

Frame
Visually similar to the lightweight and approved Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been modified to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degree resulted in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increased ground clearance. All these modifications release the complete racing potential of the RC and guarantee quick, agile and playful handling.

Swing Arm
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability

Telescopic Fork
The KTM RC 125 high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

Specifications

Engine1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement124.7 cm³
Bore58 mm
Stroke47.2 mm
Performance11 kW (15 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 1 Eaton pump
Primary gear ratio22:72
Secondary gear ratio14:45
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension 4357
Shock absorberWP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel front125 mm
Suspension travel rear150 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter front300 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear230 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” X-Ring
Steering head angle66.5°
Wheel base1,340±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 weight135 kg

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