KTM has started taking the bookings of RC 125 for a token amount of Rs 5,000
The Austrian manufacturer is gearing up to launch its latest offering in the Indian market. The dealers have started taking bookings of upcoming KTM RC 125 sports bike. It is expected by the dealers that the bike will be priced around Rs 1.5 lakh mark. This would make it Rs 20,000 more expensive than its naked cousin, the 125 Duke.
The twitter handle of KTM India also teased the baby RC for the very first time with a coming soon tag.
The design of RC 125 will remain the same as compared to RC 200. Unlike the international version which has a side mounted exhaust muffler, the Indian version will come with underbelly exhaust as seen on RC 200. This move is expected to save some cost to the manufacturer.
Also Read: KTM RC 125 deliveries to begin in July 2019
Powering the RC 125 is the same engine which propels 125 Duke. This 125cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine makes 14.3bhp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm torque at 8000rpm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the bike has a top speed of 115 to 120 kmph. A single channel ABS will come as standard to offer enhanced safety for the young riders.
Is KTM RC 125 justified?
There are a lot of speculations that Rc 125 will carry a price tag of Rs 1.5 lakh ex-showroom. But do you think the bike will be justified at this price point? I don’t think so. Yamaha R15 V3 is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh ex-showroom. R15 has a bigger engine, more power, and torque as well as a dual channel ABS system. With Yamaha in the race, KTM RC 125 does not stand a chance.
The baby RC will find takers who are truly fond of KTM racing pedigree and wants to taste the RC series of bikes at a lower price. Young riders who just got their driving license and comes from an affluent family will be the buyers of this machine. For me, Yamaha R15 version 3.0 is still a better option at Rs 1.4 lakh ex-showroom.
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