The KTM RC 125 is expected to be priced at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it costs Rs 17,000 more than its naked sibling, the 125 Duke. KTM dealers across India have also begun accepting bookings for the RC 125.
If this is the upcoming bike’s price, it 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 Bajaj Pulsar RS200.
While the RC 125 will be largely similar to the international-spec model, it is expected to feature some tweaks. The India-spec RC features two unique colour schemes – orange and black; and white and orange. Furthermore, the Indian model is also expected to run an underbelly exhaust and not a side-mounted unit like the international model. Other changes will include a rear tyre hugger, along with the mandatory saree guard.
The RC 125 and 125 Duke are likely to share much of their mechanicals, including the 124.7cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor that produces 14.5hp and 12Nm of torque. It’s also likely that it will use the same suspension setup and brakes as its naked counterpart. And if that’s the case, it is likely to miss out on dual-channel ABS and get a single-channel system instead.
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