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KTM RC 125 KTM RC 125 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,75,080 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 2 colours.

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Key specs
  • Displacement125 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported40 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual

Avg. Ex-showroom price

1,75,080
EMI   5,953/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 35,016
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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KTM RC 125 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

RC 125 BS VI

 1,75,080 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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KTM RC 125 Summary

RC 125 key highlights

Engine Capacity 125 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 40 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.5 litres
Seat Height 820 mm
Max Power 14.5 bhp

About RC 125

The KTM RC 125 is powered by 125cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 14.5 bhp and a torque of 12 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM RC 125 comes up with anti-locking braking system.

KTM followed the success of the 125 Duke with its faired sibling, the RC 125 in India. The motorcycle gets the same aggressive styling as the other RC models including the projector headlamps accompanied by LED DRLs, turn indicators and tail lamp. It also gets the same step-seat design along with the fully-digital instrument console.

The KTM RC 125 is available in two colour options – Orange with White and Dark Galvano. The motorcycle uses a 124cc, single-cylinder, BS6-compliant engine. This motor produces 14.3bhp and 12Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The RC 125 continues to ride on inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is taken care of by a 300mm front disc with a Bybre radial caliper and a 230mm rear disc along with a single-piston Bybre caliper. The system is assisted by single-channel ABS.

In terms of competition, the KTM RC 125 goes head-on against the Yamaha R15 V3 as they both are closely priced.
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KTM RC 125 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Has a refined and potent 124cc engine
    • Offers good handling
    • Excellent braking setup
  • Could be Better

    • Riding position is too aggressive for city riding
    • Is pricey
    • Could get better features

BikeWale's Take

The KTM RC 125 makes the RC brand more accessible and is aimed at novice riders wanting a fully-faired motorcycle. The bike gets top-spec suspension and braking setup along with a refined engine. And while the bike gets a commited riding position that is good for the race track, it can be uncomfortable to ride in the city.

KTM RC 125 Review

KTM introduced the 125 Duke in India late last year and it was evident that its fully-faired, ‘Race Competition’ variant would follow soon. Well, here it is then, the KTM RC 125 in flesh. And while it was being manufactured in India for a while, the company initially decided to limit its sales only to the international markets. So why is the RC 125 here now? To figure out an answer to that question, we rode the RC 125 around KTM’s testing track because, after all, an ‘RC’ belongs on the race track, isn’t it?

Introduction

KTM introduced the 125 Duke in India late last year and it was evident that its fully-faired, ‘Race Competition’ variant would follow soon. Well, here it is then, the KTM RC 125 in flesh. And while it was being manufactured in India for a while, the company initially decided to limit its sales only to the international markets. So why is the RC 125 here now? To figure out an answer to that question, we rode the RC 125 around KTM’s testing track because, after all, an ‘RC’ belongs on the race track, isn’t it?

The Visuals

The most prominent aspect of the RC 125 in terms of looks is that it has RC written all over it (quite literally). The motorcycle is an exact replica of its siblings, the RC 200 and RC 390 in terms of design and size, to say the least. The sharply-styled full-fairing with LED DRLs and twin projectors up front are unique to the Austrian manufacturer’s fully-faired motorcycles.

And just like the bikes it imitates, the RC 125 sports an exposed sub-frame with a split-seat setup to complete its aggressive appearance. It also gets the odd-looking grab-rail that sticks out like a sore thumb. Visually, the two things that set it apart are the blacked-out frame and dual-tone colour schemes which, for the first time, aren’t similar to the product KTM sells internationally. 

The Package

Even though it is the smallest and most affordable RC, KTM hasn’t cut down on the quality or features that the RC 125 offers. Components like the tubular steel trellis frame, switchgear, clip-on handlebars, mirrors and the MRF Revz tyres come straight from the RC 200’s parts bin. The orange-backlit digital instrument cluster, although now long in the tooth, has been picked up from the bigger RCs too.

The RC 125 even gets the top-spec inverted forks from WP and a ByBre braking setup. However, to keep costs in check, the motorcycle misses out on a dual-channel ABS and makes do with a single-channel unit instead. 

The Ride

Crank up the RC 125 and you are welcomed with a muffled version of the distinctive KTM exhaust note. The 124cc, liquid-cooled engine isn’t as much of a hooligan as the other KTMs and feels completely out of place on a racetrack. It churns out a humble 14bhp which struggles to push the bike to its top speed of 120kmph. The initial acceleration isn’t exhilarating either. Nevertheless, it gets a slick-shifting six-speed gearbox and a crisp throttle response to compensate for the power output. 

On the saddle, the RC 125 feels like a big motorcycle thanks to the unchanged dimensions. The clip-on handlebars and rear set pegs is a perfect recipe for aggressive riding ergonomics and on the track, the RC 125 surely makes its bigger siblings proud in terms of handling and its willingness to tip into corners. Moreover, the MRF Revz tyres provided decent grip on the track and the braking setup which has been borrowed from the RC200 offers excellent bite and feel. And even after pushing the bike to its limit for about half an hour, the brakes showed no sign of fade whatsoever.

Conclusion

The RC 125 exists to make the ‘RC’ brand more accessible (it costs Rs 37,000 lesser than the RC 200) while also completing KTM’s sub-400cc portfolio in India. But then again, the Rs 1.47 lakh introductory price tag of the ‘most affordable RC’ is what plays it down. For the first time in a long time, a KTM doesn’t seem like it is value for money. In comparison, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 might miss out on inverted forks but offers a much powerful and better spec engine, a fresh-looking white-backlit instrument display and dual-channel ABS, all for Rs 8,000 lesser at Rs 1.39 lakhs.

So who is the motorcycle targeted at? The RC 125 is perfect for novice riders wanting a fully-faired motorcycle. Its lack of immediate power makes it friendly and forgiving and the full fairing just adds to its appeal. It also comes equipped with an incredible braking setup and has good handling ability although, with slightly more power, the KTM RC 125 would have certainly been an exciting motorcycle to ride. 

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KTM RC 125 mileage

As reported by RC 125 owners, the real mileage of KTM RC 125 is 40 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 14.5 bhp

    Max Torque 12 Nm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 125 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 58 mm

    Stroke 47.2 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.8:1

    Ignition Digital Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 9.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 380 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 40 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Radial Fixed, Rear- Single-piston floating calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 R17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension WP APEX 43

    Rear Suspension WP APEX Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight --

    Overall Length 1,977 mm

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,341 mm

    Ground Clearance 178.5 mm

    Seat Height 820 mm

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Steel trellis frame, powder coated

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty 2 Year

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12 V 8 AH VRLA

Headlight TypeProjector Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED tail lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM RC 125 User Reviews

4.5 404 ratings 58 reviews
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  • 4

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  •  4Ktm rc 125 3 days ago by Hari Hara Sudhan, Thoothukudi

    Showroom experience is good. Feels very confident when riding .Aggressive and amazing looks and best braking system. Maintenance is moderate for my friends bike. But consider buying rc 200 than 125 not much difference in price but great improvement than this if you love

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  •  1Only fool persons going to buy this 1 month ago by Arjyadeb Mallick

    Who's the fool's going to buy this funny price for 125cc better to buy r15 v3 or shine sp. I hate this bike for prices.. price is very high for 125cc.. don't buy this bike.. I hate this brand for there funny prices.. it's just make jokes on bike no comfort..

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Overall opinion on KTM RC 200 2 months ago by Muguku Venuh, Phek

    Customer service was excellent, as expected. I've been riding this bike for about 7 months now. I usually do off-road riding. To my surprise the bike is more powerful than I expected. I thought the 122 cc was the biggest downside of the bike ,however it proved me wrong

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

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  •  5About ktm rc 125 2 months ago by Yagnik Barad, Kodinar

    The rc 125 definitely isn't the most exciting Ktm you'll experience in terms of sheer power delivery or acceleration, but the humble performance and smooth, linear power delivery are exactly what make it a great beginner sports bike. If you're expecting Ktm level of per

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      39 kmpl

  •  5Good bike for beginners. 2 months ago by Yugandhar, Eluru

    Overall good bike, nice looking, mileage is also good around 50 km/l but cost is a bit high compared to its competitors but for the branding and its experience is manageable. Overall a good bike for students and city rides and for beginners and the cost of the parts are

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      Daily Commute

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      48 kmpl

  •  5A really special bike. One of it's kind. 3 months ago by Akshay Arya

    Bought it recently. Really happy. Build quality and hardware are similar to a super bike. The biggest advantage is the indicators, they're not on the Fairing. You don't a get 43 mm WP USD forks in just any bike. This one is really special. A safe ride and the brakes are

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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FAQs about KTM RC 125

  • Q: What is the on-road price of KTM RC 125 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of KTM RC 125 in Delhi is Rs. 1,92,545. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of KTM RC 125?

    A: According to the user reported data, KTM RC 125 gives an average mileage of 40 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better KTM RC 125 or KTM RC 200?

    A: KTM RC 125 is priced at Rs. 1,75,080, has a 125 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and gives a mileage of 40 kmpl, whereas, the price of KTM RC 200 is Rs. 2,07,687 with a 199.5 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and giving a mileage of 31 kmpl. You can compare KTM RC 125 vs KTM RC 200 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of KTM RC 125?

    A: KTM RC 125 is available in 2 colours which are Orange with White and Dark Galvano. You can check all the colour images of KTM RC 125.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of KTM RC 125?

    A: KTM RC 125 is a Sports bike that has a 125 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 9.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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