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KTM RC 125

KTM RC 125 2020

The entry level for really ambitious racers. The state-of-the-art, water-cooled engine delivers 15 hp (11 kW), 12 Nm of torque and total race performance for everyday use. Every ride turns into preparation for the next race with the street-legal KTM RC 125.
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The entry level for really ambitious racers. The state-of-the-art, water-cooled engine delivers 15 hp (11 kW), 12 Nm of torque and total race performance for everyday use. Every ride turns into preparation for the next race with the street-legal KTM RC 125.
  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

Ingenious power
Ingenious power

Engine

The KTM RC 125 engine not only delivers bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 11 kW (15 hp) it's the sportiest option out there for A1 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake design andthe meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM RC 125 is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of a wrist.

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With 11 kW (15 hp) it is right at the limit of the A1 driver’s license, making it the sportiest option out there for A1 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 33 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Cylinder head

Exactly like on our LC8 engines, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM RC 125 are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity despite the engine's high power output.

Gear shift lever

A1 license

The KTM RC 125 matches all the A1 driver´s license requirements and thanks to its high power-to-weight ratio, it’s one of the most dynamic options out there for new riders.

Premium exhaust system
Premium exhaust system

Exhaust

The KTM RC 125's lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer, all engineered to meet the latest Euro 4 emission restrictions and sound regulations. Smooth power delivered with style.

Ingenious power
Ingenious power

Engine

The KTM RC 125 engine not only delivers bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use, all with outstanding fuel economy. This lightweight, compact engine really packs a punch and with 11 kW (15 hp) it's the sportiest option out there for A1 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake design andthe meticulous fuel injection system, the KTM RC 125 is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of a wrist.

Ingenious power

Power & Torque

A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With 11 kW (15 hp) it is right at the limit of the A1 driver’s license, making it the sportiest option out there for A1 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 33 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

Cylinder head

Exactly like on our LC8 engines, the four valves in the cylinder head of the KTM RC 125 are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra-hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity despite the engine's high power output.

Gear shift lever

A1 license

The KTM RC 125 matches all the A1 driver´s license requirements and thanks to its high power-to-weight ratio, it’s one of the most dynamic options out there for new riders.

Premium exhaust system
Premium exhaust system

Exhaust

The KTM RC 125's lightweight and precision-crafted exhaust system comprises of a side exhaust, link pipe and silencer, all engineered to meet the latest Euro 4 emission restrictions and sound regulations. Smooth power delivered with style.

Premium exhaust system

02. Chassis

Performance suspension
Performance suspension

Telescopic fork

The KTM RC 125 features full race-spec, upside-down forks from WP. These forks have the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the KTM RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees the highest levels of stability and precision, no matter where you’re riding.

Triple clamps

The forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

Race-spec wheels
Race-spec wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the eye-catching 17 inch orange cast alloy wheels bring the whole bike together, with a 110 mm wide wheel at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the tyres will keep you glued to the road and are sure to impress with their outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Stopping power
Stopping power

Brakes

In cooperation with BREMBO, KTM developed a high-tech braking system that works in perfect harmony with the state-of-the-art ABS, allowing riders to always be in full control of their KTM RC 125. With a four piston radially bolted caliper and a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a single piston floating caliper and a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM RC 125 delivers exceptional pro-level braking, no matter how hard you're riding.

Ergonomics meets style
Ergonomics meets style

Fuel tank

The KTM RC 125 features a sleek, steel fuel tank with a 10 liter capacity (including a 1.5 liter reserve tank). The tank has been developed to perfectly match the supersport style of the RC with smooth rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the KTM RC 125 offers considerable range with this tank, even when riding in full sport mode all day long.

Performance suspension
Performance suspension

Telescopic fork

The KTM RC 125 features full race-spec, upside-down forks from WP. These forks have the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the KTM RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees the highest levels of stability and precision, no matter where you’re riding.

Performance suspension

Triple clamps

The forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

Race-spec wheels
Race-spec wheels

Wheels

As light as they are stable, the eye-catching 17 inch orange cast alloy wheels bring the whole bike together, with a 110 mm wide wheel at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. Wrapped in premium rubber, the tyres will keep you glued to the road and are sure to impress with their outstanding grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

Race-spec wheels
Stopping power
Stopping power

Brakes

In cooperation with BREMBO, KTM developed a high-tech braking system that works in perfect harmony with the state-of-the-art ABS, allowing riders to always be in full control of their KTM RC 125. With a four piston radially bolted caliper and a 300 mm brake disc on the front, paired with a single piston floating caliper and a 230 mm disc on the rear, the KTM RC 125 delivers exceptional pro-level braking, no matter how hard you're riding.

Stopping power
Ergonomics meets style
Ergonomics meets style

Fuel tank

The KTM RC 125 features a sleek, steel fuel tank with a 10 liter capacity (including a 1.5 liter reserve tank). The tank has been developed to perfectly match the supersport style of the RC with smooth rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the KTM RC 125 offers considerable range with this tank, even when riding in full sport mode all day long.

Ergonomics meets style

03. Ergonomics & Comfort

On-road domination
On-road domination

Handlebar

The handlebars on the KTM RC 125 offer the perfect riding position for on-road domination. The clip-on bars and strategically positioned switches contribute greatly to the bikes sporty and aggressive riding position, whilst also enhancing control for perfect lines through any corner.

Supersport ergonomics
Supersport ergonomics

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class, supersport ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion. A seat height of 820 mm enables riders to have a secure position, whilst also being high enough for circuit-style riding. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the supersport look of the KTM RC 125, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Advanced aerodynamic protection
Advanced aerodynamic protection

Windshield

The advanced design of the KTM RC 125's windshield works with the aerodynamic optimization of the front end to ensure ultimate wind protection for riders who like to open it up on the open road.

Race-ready footpegs
Race-ready footpegs

Footpegs

On-road domination
On-road domination

Handlebar

The handlebars on the KTM RC 125 offer the perfect riding position for on-road domination. The clip-on bars and strategically positioned switches contribute greatly to the bikes sporty and aggressive riding position, whilst also enhancing control for perfect lines through any corner.

On-road domination
Supersport ergonomics
Supersport ergonomics

Seats

The two-part seat offers first class, supersport ergonomics with perfect support for both rider and pillion. A seat height of 820 mm enables riders to have a secure position, whilst also being high enough for circuit-style riding. The Pillion seat has been integrated into the bodywork so as not to compromise the supersport look of the KTM RC 125, whilst also ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

Supersport ergonomics
Advanced aerodynamic protection
Advanced aerodynamic protection

Windshield

The advanced design of the KTM RC 125's windshield works with the aerodynamic optimization of the front end to ensure ultimate wind protection for riders who like to open it up on the open road.

Advanced aerodynamic protection
Race-ready footpegs
Race-ready footpegs

Footpegs

Race-ready footpegs

04. Bodywork & Graphics

True supersport headlight
True supersport headlight

Headlight

The powerful twin headlight provides superb visibility in low-light or dark conditions and perfectly matches the modern, supersport race look of the KTM RC 125.

Advanced LCD display
Advanced LCD display

Instrument

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

Integrated blinkers

Integrated blinkers have been subtly incorporated into the mirror structure to ensure that the KTM RC 125 not only looks super-sporty, but also benefits from perfect aerodynamics for a faster, more efficient ride.

Thin tail

An aerodynamic thin tail that fits perfectly into the pure racing look, combined with the integrated number plate holder, rounds off the high performance KTM RC 125.

True supersport headlight
True supersport headlight

Headlight

The powerful twin headlight provides superb visibility in low-light or dark conditions and perfectly matches the modern, supersport race look of the KTM RC 125.

True supersport headlight
Advanced LCD display
Advanced LCD display

Instrument

A 100% digital LCD display has everything you would expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. It also comes with an RPM alert to indicate the optimum moment for up-shifting, just like they have on the supersport racing machines.

Advanced LCD display

Integrated blinkers

Integrated blinkers have been subtly incorporated into the mirror structure to ensure that the KTM RC 125 not only looks super-sporty, but also benefits from perfect aerodynamics for a faster, more efficient ride.

Thin tail

An aerodynamic thin tail that fits perfectly into the pure racing look, combined with the integrated number plate holder, rounds off the high performance KTM RC 125.

05. Software & Electronics

ABS

ABS is standard equipment on the KTM RC 125. Use it to your advantage to enhance safety or switch it off if you're feeling READY TO RACE.

KTM MY RIDE

With the KTM MY RIDE system, a smartphone can be connected to the bike, which gives the rider the option of receiving phone calls, listening to music, and, using the optional app for navigation (further information available on www.ktm.com/my-ride).

ABS

ABS is standard equipment on the KTM RC 125. Use it to your advantage to enhance safety or switch it off if you're feeling READY TO RACE.

KTM MY RIDE

With the KTM MY RIDE system, a smartphone can be connected to the bike, which gives the rider the option of receiving phone calls, listening to music, and, using the optional app for navigation (further information available on www.ktm.com/my-ride).

Technical Details

Engine

  • 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 (bike) 56 g/km
  • Displacement 125 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Fuel consumption (bike) 2.42 l/100 km
  • Lubrication Wet sump

Chassis

  • Tank capacity (approx.) 9.5 l
  • ABS Bosch 9MB Two Channel ABS (disengageable)
  • Front brake disc diameter 300 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
  • Front brake Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Chain 520 X-Ring
  • dry weight 139 kg
  • Frame design Steel trellis frame, powder coated
  • Front suspension WP APEX 43
  • Ground clearance 178.5 mm
  • Rear suspension WP APEX - Monoshock
  • Seat height 820 mm
  • Steering head angle 66.5 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 120 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 150 mm