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KTM Prepares RC25, the 250cc Sport Bike

KTM announces that a 250cc version of their premium RC8 liter-class sport bike will most likely be produced in 2014. Touted RC25, the new bike aims to enter the small-to-medium displacement bike battle started back in 2012.
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It goes without saying that KTM is also eyeing selling this machine in the emerging markets, extending the "orange offer" and aiming to draw more young customers

Exact details have not been given at the time of writing but as we look at other similar bikes we can expect a small racer with a parallel-twin power plant. If KTM does not alter the engine or its mapping, we might be in for 30 to 35 hp, most likely mated to a sporty transmission to make accelerations faster and increase the top speed.

The KTM RC25 will most likely be clad in a bodywork mimicking that of the beastly RC8 and presumably with a color scheme resembling the superbike's. RC25 is to be manufactured in India by KTM's partner Bajaj, and we rightfully guess it will be a bike selling worldwide.

No price has been rumored but we can expect one in the ballpark of the Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 250 and the like, both in India and in foreign markets.

The RC25 is also believed to be the bike that will be used in multiple national road racing series, allowing the young riders to hone their skills prior to taking a bold step towards the higher tiers. It will be interesting to see if KTM decides to follow the trend and offer a 300cc version of the RC machine like Honda and Kawasaki did, and Yamaha is reportedly considering in the future.

 
 
 
 
 

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