KTM RC 250
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
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.
The clip on handlebars and switches contribute to a sporty and aggressive riding position combined with advanced control.
The advanced design windshield in combination with the aerodynamic optimized motorcycle front ensures incredible wind protection for rider's chest and arms.
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.
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.
Fitting perfectly into the pure racing look, the number plate holder rounds KTM's high performance bike off.
The twin headlight opens a new direction for KTM style and perfectly matches with the racing supersport look of RC.
As a special feature, the RC incorporates blinkers into the mirror structure, which not only look sporty but also contribute to the perfect aerodynamics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equally lightweight as stable, the 17inch orange painted cast light alloy wheels are fitted with grippy Metzeler 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.
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.
The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels by providing extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.
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.
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.
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Power in KW
Secondary gear ratio
PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
Steel trellis frame, powder coated
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Suspension travel (front)
Suspension travel (rear)
Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter
Rear brake disc diameter
Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle
1340 ± 15 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)