KTM RC 125 2015


When KTM returned to the 125 roadster sector, it ended with the great success of its mini Duke. Aggressive look, cool mono, strong Katoche identity, everything is there to ensure success among djeun’s bikers. Now, the Austrian brand is going to make fun with young wolves who love sports and racy machines. For them, we take the same base and qualities of the 125 Duke and we transform it into RC 125. Attention, bloodshot and racing smell in sight.

Sharp, nervous, angular, the fairing of the RC 125 is faithful to the KTM spirit: an assembly of aggregates cut with large billhooks. Intriguing, without being as enigmatic as that of the RC8-R. Of course, as Katoche knows how to get noticed, certain details hold the attention, such as the bubble whose plexiglass goes down and spreads out on the sides of the fork crown, the indicators (not very beautiful) hanging on the branches of the mirrors, the passenger seat fully integrated in trompe-l’oeil, the strange lenticular look … No doubt, the RC 125 will stand out in the band of sports 125.

Under the garment, the technique is very similar or even identical to that of the 125 Duke. It must be said that the little roadster is very successful. The single cylinder is renewed, with its 15 horses, its sporty temperament, surprising flexibility and undeniable qualities.
The tubular steel trellis frame is also taken from the Duke. Katoche however took care to modify it to adapt to a more typical use. The caster angle is increased to 66.5 °, the wheelbase is reduced and the ground clearance increased. What to reveal all its potential. The fork is an inverted 43 mm model, which KTM does not hesitate to compare with that of the RC8-R (all things considered). We will continue to show off and be satisfied with the equipment with the 17-inch forged light alloy wheels – 110 at the front and 150 at the rear -, the perforated triple tree, full digital instrumentation, serious braking. composed of a set developed by Brembo, even if it is not marked on it, and a disconnectable ABS. For the RC 125, the equipment chosen is a 300 mm disc clamped by a radial piston caliper. Enough to stop the 135 kilos of the machine in a fraction of the track.

After having packed the sector with its 125 Duke, KTM is putting the cover back into the small sports segment. The RC 125 will whet the appetite of young athletes, and at the same time draw the eye to its sisters RC 200 and RC 390. The Honda CBR 125, Yamaha YZF-R 125 and Aprilia RS4 can start to be worried: voila among them a stirrer with the scent “Ready to Race”.

What you must remember





      the credits

      yourKTM RC 125 2015

      Estimate, calculate and compare the cost of insuring your motorcycle.
      Calculate the cost of
      Test the price of the motorcycle insurance specialist


      on 1 opinion
      Read the reviews


      RC 125 2014
      RC 125 2014

      Model marketed in



      • Max speed:
        about 120 km / h

      The technical aspect

      KTM RC 125 2015

      • Frame
      • Frame: truss of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
      • Tank: 11 liters
      • Seat height: 810 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1350 mm
      • Dry weight: 135 kg
      • Train before
      • Telehydraulic inverted fork Ø nc, deb: 160 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 300 mm, radial caliper 4 pistons
      • Front wheel:

        – 17

      KTM RC 125 2015 technical

      • Transmission
      • 6-speed gearbox
      • Secondary chain transmission
      • Rear axle
      • Mono-shock absorber, deb: 160 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 230 mm, 1 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        – 17

      • Motor
      • Single cylinder
        in line
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: Liquid cooling
      • Injection Ø nc
      • 2 ACT
      • 4 valves per cylinder
      • 124.70 cc
        (58 x 47.2 mm)
      • 15
        at 10,500 rpm
      • 1.20 mkg
        at 8000 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        : 9
        kg / hp
      • Crit’air:

      Detached pieces


      chain kit


      Yamaha YZF-R 125 2015
      Yamaha YZF-R 125 2015

      Honda CBR 125 R 2015
      Honda CBR 125 R 2015

      Aprilia RS4 125 2015
      Aprilia RS4 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      KTM RC 125 2015

      • BMW G 650 GS 2015

        On this occasion, we must admit that BMW has not broken its head too much to develop this trail. Finally, develop … Re-lifter above all. If we only…

      • Ducati SCRAMBLER 800 Classic 2015

        The Scrambler is the modern reinterpretation of the Scrambler. The first wants to have fun and restore the taste of simple and sparkling machines; the…

      • KTM RC 390 2015

        BMW HP4, CBR 1000 SP, Ducati Superleggera … The world of sports begins with dreams and then continues with the dictatorship of time, power and…

      • KTM 690 DUKE 2015

        Phase 4 for the Duke, which clearly marks a turning point in its career. Less wild, more polished, more trendy, the design abandons its exacerbated side…

      • Kawasaki KLX 125 2015

        Like many of its colleagues, Kawasaki had its best years in 125 with trails and off-road machines. This is the route chosen by the manufacturer for its…

      • Yamaha XV 950 Bobber 2015

        Rather cruiser in recent years with its Midnight Star range, Yamaha gives fun and daring with its little Bolt … sorry, XV 950. Its compact and bobber…

      • Yamaha WR 125 X 2015

        In Yamaha’s line of green machines, the WRs are authentic endurance sports machines. Suffice to say that if this 125 with the profile of a supermotard…

      • Harley-Davidson VRSCF 1250 V-Rod Muscle 2015

        With the V-Rod 1st of the name, Harley fans took a full double uppercut. Milwaukee’s first power cruiser abandoned the traditional powertrain for a…

      • Benelli BN 251 2015

        At Benelli, the face has changed a lot since the dawn of the 21st century. At its rebirth, the Italian manufacturer offered for its entry level nothing…

      • KTM 690 SMC R 2015

        When Oli the Belgian took over the KTM 690 SMC, it didn’t take long for his test to turn into a nice SM session, parts of the wheels in the air and…

      Leave a Reply

      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *