- 2022 KTM RC 125 priced at Rs 1.82 lakh
- Gets cosmetic and mechanical changes
- Available in two colours
However, the new KTM RC 125 receives heavy updates in the styling and features departments. With a completely new bodywork that has been inspired by the KTM RC8, the RC 125 might look less sharp but is seemingly more aerodynamic than before. It sports a bubble-type visor along with re-designed fairing and fuel tank. The distinctive twin projector lamps have made way for a single halogen unit with the turn indicators fitted on the fairing. Even the sub-frame has been tweaked and the pillion seat is now flatter and more spacious.
All of the revisions to the bodywork have resulted in a 3.4kg weight reduction, even though the 2022 RC 125 gets a bigger, 13.7-litre fuel tank. Underneath, the 124cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine has received minor changes like a larger airbox that is said to offer better lower-end torque. KTM has also revised the radiator so that the RC 125 runs cooler.
In terms of features, the new KTM RC 125 features an LCD instrument cluster, a much-needed change over the dated, orange-backlit unit it came with earlier. While the suspension setup consisting of a WP-sourced inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, is similar to the older gen, the braking setup has been revised. The RC 125 now uses a 320mm disc up front that is bigger than 200mm disc it used previously. On the other hand, the 230mm rear disc remains the same. Moreover, the RC 125 now sports lighter, 5-spoke wheels.
KTM is offering the new RC 125 in two colours- Dark Galvano and Ceramic White. With bookings open across all KTM showrooms, the deliveries of the RC 125 are expected to commence next month. In terms of competition, it will take on the Yamaha R15 V4 in India.