KTM RC 250 2016
RACING GENES

RC 250
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A sports bike in its purest form. Reduced to the essentials. Agile, fast, suitable for driving licence up to 250cc and extremely sporty. Whether you are on country roads or the racetrack, the Moto3 genes are perceptible in every manoeuvre and convey pure race feeling. The handling - simply spectacular. The performance - incredible. The power - awesome.

DYNAMIC CORNERING FUN

SEAT

The two-part seat offers first class supersport ergonomics with perfect support for rider and pillion. With a seat height of 820mm it enables the rider to have a secure stance while also being high enough for sporty use and real big-bike feeling.

HANDLEBAR

The clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.

WINDSHIELD

The advanced design windshield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensures incredible wind protection for rider's chest and arms.

FUEL TANK

A steel fuel tank with 10l capacity (including 1,5l reserve) has been developed for the RC, perfectly matching the supersport style and vehicle design, together with rider ergonomics. Thanks to the economic engine, the RC achieves even in the sportiest manner of riding a considerable range.

OUTSTANDING STYLE

BODYWORK

The brand new bodywork, footrests and pedals not just provide an unique supersport look but also help the RC to master extreme cornering with more leaning angle.

THIN TAIL

Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look, the number plate holder rounds KTM's high performance bike off.

HEADLIGHT

The twin headlight opens a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matches with the racing supersport look of RC.

INTEGRATED INDICATORS

As a special feature, the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only look sporty but also contribute to the perfect aerodynamics.

RACING DNA

ENGINE

The state-of-the-art, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 249ccm engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection, provides outstanding power and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest level of smoothness. Because of the KTM-typical compact design with stacked transmission shafts the engine has an unbelievable low weight of 36kg. Combine that with technical details like forced feed lubrication with power-promoting body-evacuation and you get an engine which provides a remarkable 31 hp. The engine is equipped with an electric starter powered by a 12V/8Ah battery.

SLIPPER CLUTCH

Saves power, helps in slides: The new slipper clutch not only opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you open up the throttle. The former prevents annoying rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating – and gives the wheel just that bit of braking for a controlled rear wheel slide. The latter allows the clutch to be pulled and controlled with the little finger – which saves energy when riding.

BRAKES

KTM developed in cooperation with Brembo a powerful and easy to control brake-system which allows the rider to be always in control of the RC. A four piston radially bolted caliper in combination with a single brake disk (300mm diameter) in the front and a single piston floating caliper with a single brake disk (230mm diameter) for the rear wheel guarantee excellent braking response even under the most extreme conditions.

TRIPLE CLAMPS

The forged aluminum triple clamps are eye-catchers and together with the clip on handlebars guarantee a pure supersport racing feeling.

PILLION RIDE SEAT

In order to make no compromises in terms of supersport look the KTM engineers integrated the pillion seat into the bodywork lines so that it looks like a real racing bike tail, but ensuring excellent comfort for the passenger.

SAFETY

STANDARD ABS

ABS is equipped as standard on every RC 250, ensuring maximum safe on any road condition. When taking the RC to the racetrack ABS is of course disengageable.

WHEELS

Equally lightweight as stable, the 17inch orange painted cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Pirelli tyres - 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

SOLID TECHNOLOGY

FRAME

Visually similar to the lightweight and approved Duke steel trellis frame, the orange painted frame has been modified to better fit the supersport ergonomics and dynamics. The increase of the steering head angle to 66,5 degrees results in a shorter trail, shorter wheelbase and increased ground clearance. All these modifications release the complete racing potential of the RC and guarantee quick, agile and playful handling.

SWINGARM

The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels by providing extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

INSTRUMENT

The 100% digital LCD display has everything you could expect from a state of the art KTM motorcycle, including engaged gear, fuel gauge and service reminder information. Just like supersport racing machines an RPM alert indicates when is the best moment for shifting up.

TELESCOPIC FORK

The KTM RC 250 high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm diameter as the RC8 R - in other words: real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

ENGINE

  • Design

    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

    248.8 cm³

  • Bore

    72 mm

  • Stroke

    61.1 mm

  • Power in KW

    23 kW

  • Starter

    Electric starter

  • Lubrication

    Semi-dry sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed

  • Primary drive

    30:80

  • Secondary gear ratio

    14:46

  • Cooling

    Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

    PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated

  • EMS

    Bosch EMS

CHASIS

  • Frame design

    Steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

    WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • Rear suspension

    WP monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

    125 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

    150 mm

  • Front brake

    Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc

  • Rear brake

    Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

  • Front brake disc diameter

    300 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

    230 mm

  • ABS

    Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS

  • Chain

    X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"

  • Steering head angle

    66.5 °

  • Wheelbase

    1340 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

    178.5 mm

  • Seat height

    820 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

    10 l