KTM RC 250

4.38 | 8 Review(s)
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In Malaysia, KTM has discontinued the RC 250 and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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KTM RC 250 Pros & Cons

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Things we like in RC 250

Lightweight design

Beginner Friendly


Moto 3 like design features

Best in class performance

Things we don't like in RC 250


Costlier than competing models

Not the best pillion seating

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The RC 250 is a fully faired sports bike from KTM that is designed to keep the performance in mind. This bike features an aggressive front end that features twin projector headlamps, DRLs, and a windshield. Powering this bike is a 248.8cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC engine that generates 30.8 hp of power and 24 Nm of torque. This quarter-liter engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. Suspension setup consists of 125mm WP USD front forks and 150mm WP Monoshock on the rear end. Stopping power comes from disc brakes on both ends. The KTM RC 250 is priced at RM 21,500 in the market.

KTM RC 250 Price

The RC 250 is priced at RM 21,500 .

KTM RC 250 Variants

There are 1 variants available of RC 250: Standard.

KTM RC 250 Power-trains

The RC 250 is powered by a Liquid Cooled Fuel Injection 248.8 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 30.8hp of power and 24 Nm Torque. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The RC 250 has a seat height of 820 mm. The Front Tyre size is 110/70 R17 & Rear Tyre size is 150/60 R17.

KTM RC 250 Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include 125 mm Suspension Travel(Front), WP USD Front Suspension, 150 mm Suspension Travel(Rear), WP Monoshock Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Side Wings, Trellis Body Frame Type, Steel Body Frame Material and Dual Stepped Seat Type.
Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Display Screen and Digital Speedometer.

KTM RC 250 Competitors

The RC 250 Competitors are: Honda CBR250RR, Benelli TNT 300, Yamaha YZF-R25, KTM 250 Duke and Benelli 302R.

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KTM RC 250 Review

Abhishek Katariya says

Abhishek Katariya

The Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer KTM is immensely popular worldwide as one of the most popular sports bike manufacturers. Over the past few years, KTM has made some of its best models available to the Malaysian market. The KTM RC 250 is one of those renowned models. Released in 2017, the RC 250 model closely resembles the racing bikes of Moto GP with the same type of high performance and lightweight body.

The KTM RC 250 comes with a host of upgrades for the riders. These upgrades are done to the frame of this bike and its ergonomics to ensure better riding, stability, and comfort. This bike provides excellent control even in the tightest of turns. The performance and agility of this bike make it one of the best lightweight sports bikes in the Malaysian market.

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KTM RC 250 Design

The design of this bike resembles that of Moto 3 vehicles that are used in Moto GP. It makes the design of this bike aerodynamic. The aggressive front of the bike features twin headlights and a windscreen. Overall, it makes the RC-250 replicate a full-fledged sports racing bike.

The overall body of the bike is made out of a powder-coated steel trellis frame that features a sharp design and is exceptionally lightweight. It helps improve the ergonomics of the bike for both the performance and the riding experience.

This bike also features an angled rake at 23.5 degrees for improved ground clearance and a shorter trail. The design is curated specifically for the best agility of the bike. The front console of the bike features an array of digital options such as a speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, odometer, and trip meter.

RC 250 Ride & Handling

Ride and handling on the RC-250 is maintained with the help of its robust suspension system. The front-wheel features an upside-down fork suspension from WP, and the rear wheel is supported by a swing arm mono-shock suspension system also from WP. The suspension system, along with the lightweight chassis, gives excellent handling capabilities to the rider of the RC 250.

The angled rake of this bike provides a very good riding posture best for racing. The footpegs and handlebars are placed according to the seat inclination to ensure the rider has easy access to all the ride controls on the handlebar. It also features two-stepped seats and side wings that help in making the ride more comfortable.

KTM RC 250 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The KTM RC-250 features a 248.8cc four-stroke single-cylinder DOHC engine that is able to push out a torque of 24 Nm at 7250 RPM. The powerful engine of the RC-25 is liquid-cooled and has a fuel injection system matched with a six-speed transmission gearbox and slipper clutch system. 

This lightweight 147kg bike with the 248.8cc engine can push out a top speed of over 150kmph. The bike also features 10 litres fuel tank with an average fuel efficiency of roundabout 30 km/litre.

RC 250 Braking & Safety

The braking and safety features of this bike are not the best, but they are sure to help you in times of an emergency. The front and rear wheel both feature disc brakes. The front wheel has a single-piston radially mounted calipers, and the rear wheel has a single-piston floating calipers disc braking system. This bike, however, does not have an ABS system which is one of the most important braking and safety features of modern bikes. Some of the other safety features of this bike include a pass light, engine check indicator, and sport riding modes.

KTM RC 250 Verdict

The KTM RC 250 is best for beginners who are interested in getting into sports bikes with no prior experience of riding them. This model will help them gain the experience required to ride more powerful sports bikes in the future. While beginners can have fun on this bike, experienced riders can also enjoy it to the fullest on this performance-driven bike. The excellent design of this bike and the 248.8cc engine make it one of the best beginner-friendly, full-fledged sporting bike. If you are looking to purchase an entry-level racing bike that lets you race and commute daily, the KTM RC 250 is your best choice.


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  • Practicality infused sports bike

    The KTM RC 250 is one of the best bikes in the quarter litre segment. It is a perfect blend of performance, style and practicality. You get great...

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    atan Feb 07, 2022 for KTM RC 250
  • Unbelievable performance

    The performance of the KTM RC 250 will blow you over. It’s fast, agile, and nimble in handling. The bike is extremely stylish and sportily...

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    Andrew Jan 25, 2022 for KTM RC 250
  • A great quarter-liter package

    The KTM RC 250 is definitely one of the top contenders when it comes to the best sports bike in the quarter-liter segment. The bike features a...

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    Iffaan Dec 17, 2021 for KTM RC 250
  • Bike to knock one down with its futuristic edgy looks

    The killer futuristic look of the bike created a very positive sensation in me when I set my first glance on this. Then I admired the fact that the...

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    Iyaan Aug 16, 2021 for KTM RC 250
  • A fully-faired sports bike

    I have always had a little extra space in my heart for sports bikes while KTM being my favourite bike brand. Hence, there was no chance that I...

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    Ishtiqal May 24, 2021 for KTM RC 250
  • An Economic Bike

    I needed a bike to suit my daily needs of going to and fro the office and maybe on weekend road trips. KTM RC 250 is the perfect bike for my needs....

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    shashvinn Jan 19, 2021 for KTM RC 250
  • An economical and high-performing bike

    This quarter-litre bike from KTM is a perfect blend and performance and economy. The engine delivers a power output of 30hp and a torque of 24Nm...

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    Alberto Mar 13, 2020 for KTM RC 250
  • A high-performing and stylish bike

    There are some bikes which just click to you at first glance and you tend to connect with them in your first meeting. Something similar happened to...

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    Syazwan Jan 25, 2020 for KTM RC 250
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