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2015 KTM RC125 Review
2015 KTM RC125 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Certain of Success…
The entry level for really ambitious racers. The state-of-the-art, water-cooled DOHC engine delivers 11 kW (15 hp), 12 Nm of torque and total race performance for everyday use. Every ride turns into preparation for the next race with the new street-legal KTM RC 125.
2015 KTM RC125 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
2015 KTM RC125 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The brand new forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.
PILLION RIDE SEAT
In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport looks the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it resembles a real racing bike tail, yet still ensures excellent comfort for the passenger.
The state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke 125ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest levels of smoothness. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/6Ah battery and it effortlessly achieves its peak power of 11 kW (15 hp).
KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a powerful and easy to control brake-system which allows the rider to be always in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel guarantee excellent braking response in all situations.
The 100% digital LCD display has everything you could expect from a state-of-the-art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. Just like supersport racing machines an RPM alert indicates when is the best moment for shifting up.
The KTM RC 125 high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.
Visually similar to the lightweight and approved Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been modified to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degree resulted in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increased ground clearance. All these modifications release the complete racing potential of the RC and guarantee quick, agile and playful handling.
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
A brand new steel fuel tank with 10l capacity (including 1,5l reserve) has been developed for the RC, perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the RC achieves even in the sportiest manner of riding a considerable range.
The advanced design wind shield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensures an incredible wind protection for rider’s chest and arms.
The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm it enables the rider to have a secure stand while also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling.
Brand new clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.
The compact underbelly, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the bike’s overall centre of gravity. This aids the centralisation of mass and prevents from accidental contact with both the rider’s and passenger’s legs.
Equally lightweight as they are stable, the 17in orange painted cast light alloy wheels sized 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.
With ABS equipped as standard, every RC 125 demonstrates KTM’s commitment to safety even in the small capacity class. As always the RC 125 is Ready to Race with the option to disengage the ABS system.
With a maximum power of 11kW (15hp) the RC125 is right at the limit of the A1 driver´s license, making the new KTM RC125 the sportiest option for A1 riders.
The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals don’t just provide a unique supersport look, but also help the RC to master extreme cornering by allowing a greater leaning angle.
Brand new twin headlight, opening a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matching with the racing supersport look of RC.
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look the number plate holder rounds KTM’s high performance bike off.
As a special feature the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only looks sporty but also contributes to the perfect aerodynamics.
2015 KTM RC125 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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2015 KTM RC125 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4499 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 124.7 cm³
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm
Performance 11 kW (15 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Wet sump
Primary gear ratio 22:72
Secondary gear ratio 14:45
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Frame Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter front 300 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″ X Ring
Steering head angle 66.5°
Wheel base 1,340±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 178.5 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
dry weight 135 kg
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