Big-bike feel and features make KTM RC 125 popular choice

Just because you’re a learner rider does not mean you have to have a motorbike that looks small.

You only have to check out the KTM RC 125 to work out why it’s a popular choice as a first motorbike with younger, and older, novice riders.

The 15hp, 125cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine gives strong performance to go with the racing-inspired technology and big-bike feel.

That also makes it a good choice for taller, larger riders who want a motorbike more suited to their frame.

We’ve taken delivery of half a dozen RC 125s, a good-looking motorbike that’s one of the biggest 125s on the market as it shares its framework with the RC 390.

The KTM 125s arrived later than usual this year but there’s a good all-year market for learner motorbikes.

Faired and naked 125s from Kawasaki and Suzuki are still in short supply but we now have KTM 125s in the showroom.

The grand prix-inspired faired KTM RC 125 echoes the design of the KTM RC16 racer in styling, ergonomics and two colour options.

It looks bigger than the faired Kawasaki Ninja 125 and Suzuki GSX-R125 and suits bigger riders while the fairing offers more protection from rain if you’re riding it all year round.

The naked KTM 125 Duke and 390 Duke also share the same framework.

The RC 125 also has a big-bike feel when it comes to standard features which include TFT dash which automatically adjusts to changing light conditions, ABS anti-lock brakes, six-speed gearbox, LED head and tail lights and height-adjustable handlebars.

The RC 125 is priced at £5,049 but there’s nothing big about the PCP price of £76.60 over 36 months with a £1,000 customer deposit.

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