Updated On: 22 January 2021 Tanmoy Ghosh
In this article, we will be examining the pros and cons of KTM RC125 so that you can make an informed decision when you purchase your next motorcycle.
Here are the pros of the KTM RC125 which somewhat justify its high price tag.
1. Components are top-notch - The components used on the RC125 are the same ones used on its bigger siblings. The suspension and the braking setup remains the same as the bigger RC200. This includes a WP 43mm USD fork at the front and a mono-shock unit at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by 300mm front and 230mm rear discs along with a single channel Anti-lock braking system. It also gets segment-first premium radial tyres which are not offered on any 125cc bike in the country.
2. Handling - Given the fact that RC125 is essentially the RC390 when it comes to the chassis, there should be no surprises knowing that this bike is one of the better ones in the segment when it comes to cornering capabilities.
3. Relatively fresh design - Despite looking largely similar to the larger RC siblings, the RC125 has a relatively fresher design which can be owed to the orange paint on the bike. Apart from that, it is fairly easy to mistake this for the RC200 or the RC390.
However, the RC125 Does have its fair share of flaws. Here they are.
1. Engine - The biggest gripe that we have with the KTM RC125 is with the engine. The 125 cc motor is painfully slow and struggles to go beyond 95 km/hr. The only good part about this engine is the fact that it is very mild for new riders.
2. Ergonomics - Being more suited to tackle the corners, the riding stance of the KTM RC 125 is very aggressive. This means that city riding won't be a comfortable experience and riders are expected to suffer from frequent back pains.
3. Very Pricey - At rupees 1.63 lakhs (ex-showroom), the RC125 is a very expensive proposition. This price is not only too expensive when compared to other 125 cc bikes, but puts in the league of quite a few bikes that are technically a segment or two above it. But then pricing is something that KTM has never really looked to work on.
Should you buy it?
We wouldn't really recommend the RC125 to anyone. It is not only underpowered but has an asking price that is astronomical for the class of bikes it competes with. Apart from the looks, there's not really a lot going for the bike.
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