KTM has launched the RC 125 in India at an introductory price of Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In addition to the price, we had reported that bookings for the entry-level, supersport motorcycle had already begun. Deliveries, meanwhile, will begin towards the end of this month.
While the company has announced that it is an introductory price, it hasn’t specified for how long it will be applicable. We expect the RC 125 to be available at this price for a few months, after which, it will witness a minor hike. For reference, the 125 Duke went up from Rs 1.18 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh after its introductory period ended.
At Rs 1.47 lakh, the RC 125 is a whole Rs 43,000 cheaper than the RC 200, but Rs 8,000 costlier than the more-powerful Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.
While the RC 125 is largely similar to the international-spec model, it features some tweaks. The India-spec RC features two unique colour schemes – orange and black, and white and orange. Furthermore, the Indian model also runs an underbelly exhaust and not a side-mounted unit like the international model. Other changes include a rear tyre hugger, along with the mandatory saree guard.
Since the RC 125 is based on the 125 Duke, it uses the same mechanicals. Its 124.7cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor produces 14.5hp and 12Nm of torque, which is identical to its naked sibling. Suspension on the motorcycle is also handled by the same USD for and monoshock. As for the brakes, they remain the same too and so does the single-channel ABS.