RACE-BRED PERFORMANCE

KTM RC 125

KTM RC 125 2022

The 2022 KTM RC 125 takes its place on the starting grid, ready for the lights to go out. Boasting an all-new chassis, dramatic MotoGP inspired styling, as well as improved handling and ergonomics, the KTM RC 125 is primed and ready to take the fight to the street or track, making you feel like a true racer.
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The 2022 KTM RC 125 takes its place on the starting grid, ready for the lights to go out. Boasting an all-new chassis, dramatic MotoGP inspired styling, as well as improved handling and ergonomics, the KTM RC 125 is primed and ready to take the fight to the street or track, making you feel like a true racer.
  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

Engine

The 2022 KTM RC 125 uses the proven 15 hp, 125 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine to maximum effect. Revised engine mapping, improved torque figures, and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery means this state-of-the-art powerplant churns out unmatched performance.

Performance

Thanks to a larger airbox, increased torque, and ultra-slick throttle response, the KTM RC 125 rockets off the line and into pole position.

Cylinder Head

Four valves, double-overhead cams and, ultra-hard carbon-coated cam levers mean the cylinder head on the KTM RC 125 produces more power but retains its legendary reliability. 

Cooling

Improved airflow throughout the engine allows the KTM RC 125 to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap, or charge through rush-hour traffic.

Engine

The 2022 KTM RC 125 uses the proven 15 hp, 125 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine to maximum effect. Revised engine mapping, improved torque figures, and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery means this state-of-the-art powerplant churns out unmatched performance.

Performance

Thanks to a larger airbox, increased torque, and ultra-slick throttle response, the KTM RC 125 rockets off the line and into pole position.

Cylinder Head

Four valves, double-overhead cams and, ultra-hard carbon-coated cam levers mean the cylinder head on the KTM RC 125 produces more power but retains its legendary reliability. 

Cooling

Improved airflow throughout the engine allows the KTM RC 125 to run cooler, giving it the optimal performance temperature needed to hit the apex, lap after lap, or charge through rush-hour traffic.

02. Chassis

Frame

A new, ultra-lightweight framework saves 1.5 kg over the previous generation, making use of a trellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 125 improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel. The result? Faster lap times. 

Suspension

The 2022 KTM RC 125 makes use of a WP APEX big piston fork in the front, and a new WP APEX shock absorber in the rear, complete with revised factory settings for a sportier ride.

Front Fork

Boasting a 43 mm WP APEX big piston, upside down front fork with revised factory settings, the KTM RC 125 not only shares proper sportsbike technology with bigger bikes, it handles like them too. New axle clamps and a hollow axle also save weight. 

Brakes

Bringing the KTM RC 125 to a controlled stop comes courtesy of radially mounted 4-piston-fixed caliper ByBre combined with a 320 mm brake disk upfront, and a one-piston fixed caliper with 230 mm disc brake setup on the rear wheel. Not only do these provide the best possible deceleration, they save 960 grams of weight and can be fully exploited thanks to state-of-the-art ABS technology.

Wheels

Maximum strength with minimum weight. A new bionic wheel-design with fewer spokes and open hubs, greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves almost 1 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street. 

Frame

A new, ultra-lightweight framework saves 1.5 kg over the previous generation, making use of a trellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 125 improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel. The result? Faster lap times. 

Suspension

The 2022 KTM RC 125 makes use of a WP APEX big piston fork in the front, and a new WP APEX shock absorber in the rear, complete with revised factory settings for a sportier ride.

Front Fork

Boasting a 43 mm WP APEX big piston, upside down front fork with revised factory settings, the KTM RC 125 not only shares proper sportsbike technology with bigger bikes, it handles like them too. New axle clamps and a hollow axle also save weight. 

Brakes

Bringing the KTM RC 125 to a controlled stop comes courtesy of radially mounted 4-piston-fixed caliper ByBre combined with a 320 mm brake disk upfront, and a one-piston fixed caliper with 230 mm disc brake setup on the rear wheel. Not only do these provide the best possible deceleration, they save 960 grams of weight and can be fully exploited thanks to state-of-the-art ABS technology.

Wheels

Maximum strength with minimum weight. A new bionic wheel-design with fewer spokes and open hubs, greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves almost 1 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street. 

03. Ergonomics & Comfort

Handlebar

Designed to be usable for both track and street applications, the clip on handlebars are 15 mm higher than previous generations for improved rider comfort and line of sight, but can be lowered by 10 mm for a racier, more track-orientated position. 

Seat

Rider comfort which doesn't impact on performance, the all-new KTM RC 125 seat features thicker seat foam for improved comfort, whilst a new seat profile improves rider movement and step over. Finished in a premium material for better grip, even in wet weather.

Footpegs

New lightweight footpegs keep you firmly planted in the corners, while offering optimized geometry for sporty riding, while passenger peg splash guards protect your pillion from unwanted dirt and the water splashing against them when in a hurry. 

Footlevers

Folding foot levers prevent unwanted breakage in the event of a fall over, but also ensure the bike stays on-line and undisturbed should you scrape the pegs at big lean angles. 

Pillion Comfort

A thicker, more comfortable pillion seat ensures your passenger enjoys the ride as much as you do, while a new seat cover with wet-weather resistant material means seat grip is maintained at all times - even in the rain. New, ergonomic aluminum grab handles complete the package. 

Rider Contact

The KTM RC 125 boasts a rider-centric layout, designed to give riders maximum contact with the bike, without restricting their movement. The knee area is ergonomically developed to be as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area for optimum control when on the edge. 

Handlebar

Designed to be usable for both track and street applications, the clip on handlebars are 15 mm higher than previous generations for improved rider comfort and line of sight, but can be lowered by 10 mm for a racier, more track-orientated position. <br />

Seat

Rider comfort which doesn't impact on performance, the all-new KTM RC 125 seat features thicker seat foam for improved comfort, whilst a new seat profile improves rider movement and step over. Finished in a premium material for better grip, even in wet weather.<br />

Footpegs

New lightweight footpegs keep you firmly planted in the corners, while offering optimized geometry for sporty riding, while passenger peg splash guards protect your pillion from unwanted dirt and the water splashing against them when in a hurry. 

Footlevers

Folding foot levers prevent unwanted breakage in the event of a fall over, but also ensure the bike stays on-line and undisturbed should you scrape the pegs at big lean angles. 

Pillion Comfort

A thicker, more comfortable pillion seat ensures your passenger enjoys the ride as much as you do, while a new seat cover with wet-weather resistant material means seat grip is maintained at all times - even in the rain. New, ergonomic aluminum grab handles complete the package. 

Rider Contact

The KTM RC 125 boasts a rider-centric layout, designed to give riders maximum contact with the bike, without restricting their movement. The knee area is ergonomically developed to be as narrow as possible with the largest possible contact area for optimum control when on the edge. 

04. Bodywork & Graphics

MotoGP™ Inspired

Taking its lead from the pinnacle of 2-wheeled racing, the KTM RC 125 echoes the design of the KTM RC16 racer in both styling, ergonomics and two exciting color options. 

Bodywork

Completely redesigned, race-inspired bodywork provides class-leading wind protection and a higher top speed thanks to optimized aerodynamics created by using CFD (Computational Flow Dynamics) simulations. 

Screen & Headlight

The KTM RC 125 boasts an aerodynamic screen for ultimate wind protection, neatly incorporating into an all-new Halogen headlight with LED Daylight Running Lights (DRL) and integrated indicators for optimal, all-day-round visibility. 

Fuel Tank

A new, larger 13.7 liter fuel tank is inspired by the KTM Moto3 race bike, and provides the best-in-class fuel capacity. This, combined with the KTM RC 125's low fuel consumption, means you can go further, faster, for longer.

Front Fender

An all-new two piece front fender keeps the radiator and engine clean, while providing effective cooling to the brakes, and channels air into the radiator. 

Mirrors

New foldable mirrors are wider to have a more efficient broader visual range, but are sharper and, and provide improved aerodynamics. They're also more practical, folding in for a narrower profile when maneuvering the through tight spacing or parking.

MotoGP™ Inspired

Taking its lead from the pinnacle of 2-wheeled racing, the KTM RC 125 echoes the design of the KTM RC16 racer in both styling, ergonomics and two exciting color options. 

Bodywork

Completely redesigned, race-inspired bodywork provides class-leading wind protection and a higher top speed thanks to optimized aerodynamics created by using CFD (Computational Flow Dynamics) simulations. 

Screen & Headlight

The KTM RC 125 boasts an aerodynamic screen for ultimate wind protection, neatly incorporating into an all-new Halogen headlight with LED Daylight Running Lights (DRL) and integrated indicators for optimal, all-day-round visibility. 

Fuel Tank

A new, larger 13.7 liter fuel tank is inspired by the KTM Moto3 race bike, and provides the best-in-class fuel capacity. This, combined with the KTM RC 125's low fuel consumption, means you can go further, faster, for longer.

Front Fender

An all-new two piece front fender keeps the radiator and engine clean, while providing effective cooling to the brakes, and channels air into the radiator. 

Mirrors

New foldable mirrors are wider to have a more efficient broader visual range, but are sharper and, and provide improved aerodynamics. They're also more practical, folding in for a narrower profile when maneuvering the through tight spacing or parking.

05. Software & Electronics

LCD Display

The 2022 KTM RC 125 features an all-new, re-designed LCD dashboard that gives you all the important information you need, as well as a gear indicator. 

Supermoto ABS

The KTM RC 125 can let it all hang out, thanks to SUPERMOTO ABS. This mode allows the rider more freedom when it comes to hard braking, without compromising on safety. This is done by deactivated ABS functionality on the rear wheel which allows the rider to slide the rear into a corner. At the same time, rear wheel lift up detection is also disabled allowing the rear wheel to lift up, but keeping brake pressure on the front until an excessive front wheel slip is detected, at which point ABS will intervene. This also means the rider can apply more brake pressure when cornering or trail braking.

Taillight

Perfectly complimenting the sharp lines of the KTM RC 125's tail piece is an ultra-bright taillight and LED indicators.

LCD Display

The 2022 KTM RC 125 features an all-new, re-designed LCD dashboard that gives you all the important information you need, as well as a gear indicator. 

Supermoto ABS

The KTM RC 125 can let it all hang out, thanks to SUPERMOTO ABS. This mode allows the rider more freedom when it comes to hard braking, without compromising on safety. This is done by deactivated ABS functionality on the rear wheel which allows the rider to slide the rear into a corner. At the same time, rear wheel lift up detection is also disabled allowing the rear wheel to lift up, but keeping brake pressure on the front until an excessive front wheel slip is detected, at which point ABS will intervene. This also means the rider can apply more brake pressure when cornering or trail braking.

Taillight

Perfectly complimenting the sharp lines of the KTM RC 125's tail piece is an ultra-bright taillight and LED indicators.

Technical Details

Engine

  • Torque 12 Nm
  • Transmission 6-speed
  • Cooling Liquid cooled
  • Power in KW 11 kW
  • Starter Electric starter
  • Stroke 47.2 mm
  • Bore 58 mm
  • Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, mechanically actuated
  • CO2 emissions 56 g/km
  • Displacement 124.7 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel consumption 2.42 l/100 km
  • Lubrication Wet sump

Chassis

  • Weight (without fuel) 150 kg
  • Tank capacity (approx.) 13.7 l
  • ABS Bosch 9.1 MB Two Channel ABS (Supermoto ABS)
  • Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
  • Front brake Four-piston radial fixed calliper
  • Rear brake Single-piston floating calliper
  • Chain 520 X-Ring
  • Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP APEX 43
  • Ground clearance 158 mm
  • Rear suspension WP APEX - Monoshock
  • Seat height 824 mm
  • Steering head angle 66.5 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 120 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 150 mm