KTM 125 EXC Review
Overall the KTM EXC 125 is the most aggressive motorcycle which is designed by keeping the young aficionados of faired sports bikes, who want lots of style and performance from their ‘small but big’ motorcycles. The KTM EXC 125 is a perfect blend of high ride quality, breathtaking performance, perfect ergonomics as well as finest ingredients. The bike ensures easy handling and precise steering behaviour, as well as excellent ride stability. The frame clearly represents the standard in terms of weight and stability.
Taking about the appearance, the bike has sharp-edgy and aggressive designing that well-suits to its naked character. At the same time, the creative designing of the airbox guarantees the optimum protection of the air filter from dirt and help to attain the highest performance. The airbox covers are manufactured in a 2-component process with new in-mould graphics. The filter is replaced very quickly, without any tools. Apart from that, the bike has a high ground clearance of 355 mm along with the larger wheelbase of 1471 mm that offers high stability as well as flexibility.
Engine, Economy and Performance:
As far as the power is concerned, the bike is powered with a powerful engine of 124.8cc, single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid cooled engine that generates the impressive power of around 25 hp. The bike is loved by those enthusiasts who want to keep on getting a stunning power surge from their motorcycle, whenever they twist their throttle. The engine is mated with a smooth 6-speed manual transmission.
In its enduro models, KTM relies on the high-quality frame, lightweight and chrome-molybdenum steel profiles. The manufacturer claimed that contrary to the trend for aluminium frames from other manufacturers, KTM EXC 125 come up with high-tech steel frame. It is not only stable but also, at least, 0.5kg lighter than other competitive frames. The high-quality WP suspension of 48 mm in front and the WP PDS shock absorber at the rear which ensures maximum traction and high-level comfort to the rider as well as pillion.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
In terms of the braking, the bike is configured with 260 mm of the front disc brake and 200 mm of a rear disc brake that offers utmost safety without compromising with the stopping power. High-tech brakes from Brembo have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes that provides the proper grip and stick with the road and enhances the safety of the rider in a real sense.
The KTM 125 ECX is a perfect off road bike that which has aggressive looks and superb performance. It would be a perfect balance between the performance and economy of the new super sports bike segment and would be a tough competitor for many upcoming 125 cc segment bikes.