- Spy image shows a refreshed design
- Chassis and engine revisions are also visible
- Official launch expected in 2024
The next-generation model of KTM’s smallest sportbike, the RC 125, has been spied testing abroad. Considering the fact that the test mule doesn’t look completely ready for production, it is unlikely to be launched any time before 2024.
The RC 125 received its most significant update in October 2021 after being unchanged for a long time. Now, while the existing model still looks and feels fresh, the Austrian brand is already working on giving it a major visual and mechanical makeover. The test mule was clearly running a makeshift bodywork, perhaps to hide the final design. However, one can clearly decipher that the 2024 edition will look sportier and sharper than the existing bike’s bulkier styling.
On the mechanical front, the changes are more substantial and visible. The engine casing, for instance, is different on the motorcycle hinting at changes in its character and refinement. Similarly, the chassis also appears to be a different unit and looks similar to the one seen on future Duke models. Other updates include a new banana-type swingarm, an offset monoshock, and a front disc that’s shifted on the right side of the wheel.
The next-generation KTM RC 125 is likely to be considerably more expensive than the existing iteration of the bike which is priced at Rs 1.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).