2015 KTM RC 125
The 2015 KTM RC 125 features a sporty style, an ergonomic riding position and superior ride and handling performances, being perfectly suited for the beginner riders who want to learn the secrets of sport bikes.
The motorcycle is propelled by a state-of-the-art, water-cooled, DOHC, 1-Cylinder, 4-stroke engine with a displacement of 124.7 Cm³. Te unit generates a maximum power of 11 kW (15 hp) and 12 Nm of torque. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed claw shifted transmission with wet multi-disc clutch. The engine is housed by a lightweight steel trellis frame, which is painted in orange. The frame is combined with a light alloy swingarm which is directly linked to a WP shock absorber.
On the other hand, the front wheel is kept in check by a high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension which has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R.
Hit the jump for more information on the KTM RC 125.
2015 KTM RC 125
Engine:1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Horsepower @ RPM:15
Energy:Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Top Speed:78 mph (Est.)
KTM RC 125 2015: 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.
2015 KTM RC 125 Features and Benefits:
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.
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.
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).
The brand new forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.
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.
As a special feature the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only looks sporty but also contributes to the perfect aerodynamics.
Brand new twin headlight, opening a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matching with the racing supersport look of RC.
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.
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.
The advanced design wind shield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensure an incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.
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.
Brand new clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability
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.
|Engine||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|
"After the 125 Duke’s success in Europe, it was rather natural that KTM also delivered a racer in the same segment, and the RC125 seems to have filled the gap perfectly. The bike builds on the proven technologies of the Duke, but takes things one step further into the high-performance realm. A great treat for new and even returning young riders" — Autoevolution