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2010 KTM 125 Naked Concept First Look

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
2010 KTM 125 Race Version Concept
The 2010 KTM 125 Naked Race Concept released at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
KTM has long been known for potent 125cc racing sportbikes, but they’ve traditionally sung the high-pitched wail of a 2-stroke. The Austrian manufacturer has released a completely new concept of the one-two-five in Milan, Italy centered on a new 4-stroke mill.

The KTM 125 Project is said to be the start of a full series of new small-bore machines targeted at young riders. So far, KTM has introduced prototypes of a naked bike in Stunt and Race versions, but claims that the Project will extend into the adventure, supermoto and superbike realms as well. The naked bike is designed to be street-legal and takes styling cues from the Duke and RC8 lines. At the heart is a 15-horsepower engine using dual overhead cams and a 4-valve arrangement. The water-cooled lump was designed in-house and is fed by fuel injection. The exhaust exits front left and then wraps to the right side of the motor and around the back. In the Stunt version we see the pipe dropping below the swingarm pivot for a tidy, low-slung muffler where the Race version has an upswept can between the swingarm and stinger tail section.

2010 KTM 125 Stunt Version Concept
Also available in a Stunt version.
A trellis frame suspends the engine as a stressed member, all of which is exposed through the lack of extensive bodywork. A small fairing on the fuel tank is about all with the Stunt version offering a headlight assembly and miniscule scoops over the engine cases. The Race concept looks to have a front numberplate. WP suspension components grace both ends along with Brembo brakes and wave rotors attached to cast wheels. The front uses a radial-mounted, four-piston caliper which promises to be impressive considering the bikes’ probable low weight.

KTM continues to expand its street lineup with attractive models for young riders – a smart move for creating life-long customers.
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zack -lovely bike  November 26, 2010 04:42 PM
I dah tengok motor ni kt majalah dah lancar pn tp bila nak masuk pasaran malaysia dan berapa RM? ada sesiapa kt sini yg ada maklumat terkini?
kyriakos -money  November 7, 2010 04:00 PM
who much?
Alberti -European regulations  September 29, 2010 05:53 PM
I'm from Europe, and the top motorcycle diplacemnent is 125cc and max.15hp for beginers and people who only got car driving license. Anyway only setting electronic map this engine release 20 hp. Even exist a sport kit wich increase Power up to 28 hp. Funny enough for village roads
yuswandy -likee  September 29, 2010 03:26 AM
i like this machine...where can i get it...when this machice will launch at malaysian..
nick -i want  September 28, 2010 08:17 PM
this looks awesome, bring it to Canada and assuming its around the 3500-4500$ range it's mine :D
Abdul KTM -GEMPAK BEB!!!  September 18, 2010 11:37 AM
KTM Malaysia bawak moto ni masuk malaysia,ramai peminat naked bike dah fallin in Love with this Bike!!
BBQDog -250 please  September 13, 2010 10:45 AM
Put a 250cc fourstroke with 6 gears in it and I want one.
125cc foutstrokes are to lame !
roy garfunkel -bikerdude  August 22, 2010 07:24 PM
very original design i love it
ben -mr  August 20, 2010 07:41 AM
i'm so glad i don't live in the US with all i've heard. Very nice bike, want one very very very much!!!
cargass -Fuhh..  August 12, 2010 11:39 PM
it's beautiful..
rahman -wow  August 12, 2010 08:57 PM
terbaik antara yang terbaik
rahman -wow  August 12, 2010 08:57 PM
terbaik antara yang terbaik
Kevin S. -Dear KTM,  August 3, 2010 05:20 PM
Please put that motor in a 105 SX-sized chassis, and ship it to the US.
Bruce -COOL  July 30, 2010 12:56 PM
I think one of these would be terrific as a city commuter!

If they are ever available in Canada for a decent price I will definitely check them out...
noriche -mon dieux  July 24, 2010 02:30 PM
homologe modèle des Nations Unies Pour la route! assurer le carton de l'ONU.
epix -sweeet  June 29, 2010 05:56 PM
I really hope this becomes a reality! Put me on the waiting list i neeeeeed one!!!
Preston Wilson -KTM 125cc Stunt and Race Motorcycle  June 21, 2010 07:24 AM
When are we going to be able to buy it in United states? Or is it already in the United States? Tell me i'm looking to but a few.
Henry -nice bike  March 12, 2010 11:38 AM
thats like gonna be tha nxt best thing
leigh -i like  February 24, 2010 05:52 AM
i really want one but most likly to much money :(
sanjay rambade -different  February 4, 2010 07:07 AM
what is different between both ktm bikes and whow many ghire box are there
Norm -Need this bike!  January 14, 2010 12:02 PM
I'm 63 years old, and if it will hold a 185lb. old guy, that would be me, then I will need one. Hope you can get a light kit for the race version, come on KTM bring it on, I need to feel like a kid again!
dave -been  January 7, 2010 09:45 AM
been riding the street version since 2002 its called a MZ RT125 and is not currently in production because the fellows making it got in to money problems it may or may not be back in production but if you get a chance ride one its a hoot dave in west Virginia USA 20,000 miles in 7 years
jose luis de españa -3 de enero 2010  January 5, 2010 06:27 AM
me gustaria saber cuanto cuesta esta moto y me sí se puede matricular
skutergruven -Sweet!  January 4, 2010 03:53 AM
Personally, I LOVE little bikes...the joy of wringing as much as you can out of one (to me, anyway) is far greater than never getting to use the full potential of a liter bike on the street.
sunny -ktm125 concept  January 2, 2010 03:25 AM
its a superb byke of the year
dev -cool  December 1, 2009 03:36 AM
what's it cost???
Bunny Punia -Brembo brakes? Check again  November 16, 2009 11:29 PM
Zoom into the race bike's pic (if u have a high res one). See the rear brake caliper and u will a name - KBX. KBX or Kalyani Brakes is an Indian manufacturer of brakes for bikes.. these KTM bikes are already sporting indian parts. Why? Bajaj, a major Indian company has a lot of hold in KTM and both are jointly developing small capacity bikes for India as well as abroad. These same little 125cc engines will also power the Bajaj-KTM bikes in India.
Tim B -Please, KTM, Please!  November 14, 2009 11:58 PM
Please produce the Naked Race concept and bring it to America. And then increase the size and put in a liter engine and send that here too! I'd love that thing in a full-size street bike. It's one of the coolest looking bikes I've seen in a long, long time!!! KTM you have a winner on your hands. Now let's hope you take advantage of it!
Kevin -Are they kidding?  November 13, 2009 09:50 PM
Seriously? Is this a joke? A 125 4-Stroke in a street bike? A125 4st doesn't make enough power on the dirt much less the street. With this engine you will NEVER be able to reach highway speeds. You won't be able to accelerate ahead of car traffic, putting you in the most dangerous location. Nice looks but at least put the 525xc engine in it.
Why 125 -Graduated Licensing  November 13, 2009 10:02 AM
Why 125 you ask? In Europe there are graduated licensing laws which restrict displacement, making 125 learners top sellers over there.
ohio -Why 125cc?  November 13, 2009 10:00 AM
I love the basic concept of a performance lightweight, and I think the styling is stunning, but I just don't see why they went with a 125cc 4-stroke. If it has high-end suspension and an adult-sized price-tag it needs at least a 250cc engine to be safe on the track and on the highway. I can't imagine that would cost more than a 15lbs weight penalty and would well worth it. I would love to grab one of these in a 250 or 450 for the application steve mentions below: street fighter by week, track tool on the weekends. A Duke minus 100lbs and 30hp on 120/140 tires sounds like a hoot.
Evopanop -Amazing!  November 12, 2009 05:33 PM
KTM, PLEASE bring these over to the US as street legal machines! Maybe even with a 250cc? PRETTY PLEASE?! I LOVE the styling of the 125 Stunt. Make it street legal and make the price reasonable and I'm sold.
steve -formula 450  November 12, 2009 09:39 AM
i want a 450 version. street fighter during the week. then put on fairings and club race it on the weekend.
Gads -Sweet bike..but..  November 12, 2009 08:55 AM
The big question is are they coming to the US? or is this going to be another sweet Euro only bike that we wish came here?
SoCalMCRider -Training Bikes  November 12, 2009 05:20 AM
Looks like a great training bike. When can I get one or six of them?
Mike -Want.  November 11, 2009 08:18 PM
Bring a street legal version to Canada with a $5000 MSRP and I will buy one for sure. What a great little toy that would be!
edpix -oooooops!  November 11, 2009 04:51 PM
In all my excitement about this nice looking KTM I got a little carried away in my previous post and suggesting shoehorning the 550 V-Twin in there. Good Idea, wrong engine manufacturer though! In my quest for the perfect serious lightweight bike I forgot that the 550 V-twin is Aprilia's not KTM's so there goes that idea!
edpix -Nice Design!  November 11, 2009 03:07 PM
Very clean design that is actually visually nicer than any of the production street KTM's. Now all they have to do is slip the the 550 V-Twin engine into that chassis/bodywork and add street legal equipment and that would be a very fun street bike if they can keep the ready to ride weight down to 280 lbs. I realize this is a race concept and in that regards it seems like a fresh idea but it may be more enthusiastically embraced in the US if they use a 250F engine for a entry level class.
Sachin -WOW  November 11, 2009 02:05 PM
The Stunt version, especially, is so fantastic :) I hope you'll be doing a full review of this whenever you guys get your hands on it, right?