KTM RC 125, RC 200 & RC 390



The KTM RC 125, RC 200 & RC 390 have just been released (officially since they got leaked ages ago) at EICMA today for the first time as well as on the KTM website. Last week we were finishing the bikes off in the Kiska studio before they were picked up and taken down for the show, so I snapped some photos for you of the standard bikes as well as some pimped out with loads of powerparts!

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RC = FULL SIZE RACING FORMAT 
With the new RC models, KTM not only launches a new motorcycle concept for young sport riders and the young-at-heart, but also a re-interpretation of what actually constitutes a fully-fledged super sport bike, irrespective of displacement. All three models deliver a superior power-to-weight ratio, peerless agility and extreme banking clearance, and all three are distinguished by top quality high tech components. They are powered by the same highly developed, powerful and reliable DOHC singles as the Duke models 125, 200 and 390. However, similarities end at the frame. Combining precise handling with perfect stability at any speed, the ultra-lightweight geodesic of robot welded steel sections may remind some of the Duke models. However, the extremely rigid trellis frame has a significantly different geometry in order to do justice to the demands on ergonomics and riding dynamics of a true racer. A steeper steering head, less trail and a shorter wheelbase make the RC models even more agile and truly track worthy. Compared to the Duke models, less suspension travel and a more aggressive suspension set-up underscore these virtues. At 43 mm, the amply sized WP Suspension USD front forks have the same tube diameter as those of the KTM Superbike 1190 RC8 R – this is genuine racing equipment, ensuring maximum stability and precision. Developed in cooperation with Brembo, the braking system includes a 300mm front brake disc as well as standard ABS for the RC 125 and RC 390 – an equipment level unparalleled in this segment for maximum safety. Even the tires offer true, full size racing dimensions at 110/70ZR17 front and 150/60ZR17 rear.

RC = UNCOMPROMISING RACING SPIRIT 
The compact, three-chambered silencer of RC 125, 200 and 390 not only makes for some raucous racing sound but is also positioned beneath the engine close to the bike’s centre of gravity. This design trick contributes to centralise the masses, supporting the incomparable agility of the RC models. The racing bodywork, the narrow, flat tank and the clip-ons mounted below the upper triple clamp give the rider full mobility for commited track riding. The fully equipped multi-functional cockpit not only informs about a multitude of parameters, all the way down to average fuel consumption and remaining range, but also supports riders on the hunt for new personal bests with an adjustable shift light. The aerodynamic fairing removes the wind pressure from chest and arms, lowers helmet turbulence in a sporty riding position and ensures maximum top speed. And at the same time, thanks to the inimitable style of designer legend Gerald Kiska and the sporty graphics, the fairing tells everyone at the first glance that the RC 125, 200 and 390 are genuine super sport bikes.

26 Comments

  1. ABS on the 125?
    If 125, 200 and 300c were 2 strokes…

    • ptsp 3 years ago

      Yes it has ABS

  2. Satyen Poojary 3 years ago

    We hope it is launched soon enough!!! Super happy to read! –
    "However, similarities end at the frame. Combining precise handling with perfect stability at any speed, the ultra-lightweight geodesic of robot welded steel sections may remind some of the Duke models. However, the extremely rigid trellis frame has a significantly different geometry in order to do justice to the demands on ergonomics and riding dynamics of a true racer"

  3. Husain Sapatwala 3 years ago

    Interesting…!

  4. Arnob Gupta 3 years ago

    All trellis frames are robotically welded. And almost all frames (dunno about RE) anyways. Also, no two trellis frames have exactly the same degree of flex.

    So let's not swallow the gushy marketing spiel. Why does this "true racer" not try to centralize the exhaust mass?

    • c40mark 2 years ago

      Do you have any information to support that robotically welded trellis frames have more than a superficial difference in flex or did you pull it out of you ass?
      Mass centralization effects yah response and makes handling more response, so too a point effects the riders ability to control swapping ends at high speed. Thats why mid engine cars tend to get crashed much more front engine cars. Any simpleton who knows the 1st thing about exhaust system design knows that if you want to maximize power you need an exhaust of sufficient Length. What special education-techincal background gives you the confidence to 2nd guess one of the leading Motorcycle mfg’s in engineering design?

  5. Abhishek Pandey 3 years ago

    Dr saab just said what I wanted to! :P

  6. Arnob Gupta 3 years ago

    "budget third world racer" :)

  7. Satyen Poojary 3 years ago

    Arnob Gupta the stock bike does have an underbelly exhaust, the one on the pic is a kitted akra!

  8. Nithesh Mangalore 3 years ago

    the engine and gearbox are straight off the d390 no?

  9. Arnob Gupta 3 years ago

    What's wrong with the stock exhaust?

  10. Satyen Poojary 3 years ago

    Arnob Gupta says the man with the most kitted CBR250R in India ;)

  11. Arnob Gupta 3 years ago

    But I did not change the exhaust, please note. Oh, wait, my bike has this too (as stock):

    "Combining precise handling with perfect stability at any speed, the ultra-lightweight geodesic of robot welded steel sections may remind some of the Duke models. However, the extremely rigid trellis frame has a significantly different geometry" :P

  12. Kips Serdang Semalaya 3 years ago

    very nice shape …hope this RC model will launch at Malaysia soon !!

  13. Loreto Fiore 3 years ago

    ktm muy bueno

  14. Sajal Chakraborty 3 years ago

    You know what… I really feel the core development team of Facebook should develop a "freaking A.W.E.S.O.M.E" expressing smiley!! I mean I don't give free suggestion, but it's moments like these when I know weak on my knees (well the right one is already broken.. but still) and have to write all this text to express myself instead of a single smiley, I feel, someone should do something about that smiley!!

  15. very2 interesting…

  16. Faliq Fuika 3 years ago

    angkat ssatu pit
    aku boleh tumpang

  17. Man-PrEet Sidhu 3 years ago

    d rlly beautyy aff racng word…Ktm Rc series 125 , 200 ,390 woowww amazng bikes evr

  18. Man-PrEet Sidhu 3 years ago

    hloo frnds plz opn link nd wtch d real monstrss

  19. Nitin Gupta 3 years ago

    Exactly What we want to be in India, Pretty Good to read!

  20. Espen Burger 2 years ago

    Is it possible for me to get the stickers that are on the KTM RC 125cc? Not the original ones, but the ones that are on picture nr. 11 starting from top…

  21. Mohammed Salman Khan 2 years ago

    Modifications is good but customised was awesome.. m gonna customised mah bike same Lyk rc200

  22. Riley 2 years ago

    How mugh and where can I find one

  23. MoJi 8 hours ago

    KTM must ReDesign RC’s headlight

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