Simply months after the KTM 125 Duke was launched in India, it seems that there’s one other mannequin lined-up for a launch within the coming few months. What seems to be the KTM RC 125 was noticed testing earlier this week. The RC sequence in KTM’s portfolio of bikes consists of fully-faired variations of some of their ‘bare’ counterparts.
KTM’s RC 125 isn’t a brand new mannequin, with the bike already in sale in sure worldwide markets. And identical to on the India-spec KTM 125 Duke, it seems that the RC 125 too, will obtain a number of modifications when offered within the nation. For starters, the check mule doesn’t seem to have a side-slung exhaust as seen on the international-spec variant (or the RC 390 in India). As an alternative, it makes use of an underbelly system. Other than that, the RC 125 seems virtually equivalent to the RC 200. The twin entrance headlights, slim tank and a multi-layered fairing are all paying homage to the RC lineage. The place it does differentiate itself is with its color scheme. The bike seen testing is sporting a bright-orange tank, and the fairing additionally carries an inverted color scheme to the worldwide bike.
When launched, the KTM 125 Duke and RC 125 will almost definitely share a lot of their mechanicals – just like the 124.7cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor that produces 14.5hp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm of torque at eight,000rpm. They can even largely be geared up with a 43mm USD fork and an adjustable monoshock. Braking on the Duke consists of a 300mm single-disc brake on the entrance and a 230mm unit on the rear, which the RC can even get, together with single-channel ABS.
The RC 125 within the footage seems to be in production-ready type, barring the dearth of the decrease fairing in the direction of the entrance of the motorbike. The present RC 200 is priced at Rs 1.88 lakh, whereas the 200 Duke carries a price ticket of Rs 1.6 lakh. Contemplating that the variations between the 2 bikes is kind of what’s going to differentiate the RC 125 and the 125 Duke, we count on the RC 125 to be priced round Rs 1.45 to 1.5 lakh mark (the 125 Duke prices Rs 1.25 lakh). Nonetheless, on condition that the same, but rather more highly effective Yamaha R15 prices Rs 1.39 lakh, KTM would possibly take a look at a extra aggressive pricing technique for the infant RC.
All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.