KTM RC250R Production Racer in detail

The KTM RC250R is probably one of the best if not the best ever 250cc production racer yet. It may not exactly be the easiest motorcycle to get your hands on but its very close relation to the KTM factory Moto3 bike makes it worth every penny. Only 67 of these machines will ever be made and of these 40 go up for sale, 27 of them will go to the Red Bull Rookies Cup.

“The differences (between the RC250GP & RC250R) come through some little details” says Head of KTM Customer Racing Wolfgang Felber. ”The GP bike for example runs with the regulation enforced Dell’Orto electronics unit, has a different Akrapovic exhaust system, magnesium wheels, and modified brakes as well as WP factory suspension parts, which help to save some more weight.”

Check out below for a time lapse video of the RC250GP being built up from scratch followed by a gallery of photographs of the RC250R production racer along with its specifications.

2013 KTM RC250R Production Racer Technical Specifications

  • Engine: Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC
  • Displacement: 249.5 ccm
  • Bore/Stroke: 81/48.5 mm
  • Power: min. 37 kW (50 PS) at 13.000 rpm
  • Max. torque: 28 Nm at 11.000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 14,5
  • Battery: 12 V / 0.8 Ah
  • Gear box: 6 speed cassette gear box, 2 optional ratio versions
  • Intake system: dual injector throttle body, oval, Ø 50 mm equivalent
  • Cooling system: WP water radiator + WP oil-water heat exchanger
  • Generator: 12 V / 70 W
  • Lubrication: semi dry sump, 1 pressure pump, 2 suction pumps
  • Primary drive: straight teeth gear drive
  • Valvetrain system: chain drive, intermediate gear, radial valves, DLC-coated finger followers
  • Clutch system: multi disc wet clutch
  • Motor management/ignition: GET by Athena ECU, GET by Athena Software MAYA EVO. Adjustable motor brake, traction control, launch control, fuel mapping, ignition mapping, pit speed limiter and quickshifter. Interface for data recording.
  • Frame: tubular steel trellis frame with adjustable headstock and swingarm pivot
  • Subframe: Wethje carbonfibre composite, monoblock
  • Swingarm: Upside down shaped, welded aluminium
  • Handlebars: clamps milled from billet aluminium, changeable handlebar tubes
  • Front suspension: WP USD fork RCMA 3548 / Ø 35 mm, adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping, 20 clicks
  • Rear suspension: WP rear shock BAVP 4618, adjustable shock length, hydraulic preload adjuster, adjustable High-/Low-Speed- compression damping and rebound damping, 20 clicks
  • Triple clamps: milled from billet aluminium, adjustable, 28/30 mm offset
  • Front brake: Brembo single disk, 290 mm Ø, Brembo radial caliper and radial master cylinder
  • Rear brakes: Braking, disk 190 mm Ø, Formula radial caliper and Formula master cylinder
  • Front/rear wheel: OZ forged aluminum 2.5 x 17’’
/ 3.5 x 17’’
  • Front/rear tire: Dunlop 95/75-R17 / 115/75-R17 / Moto3 M Slick
  • Secondary drive: 415 chain, sprocket options 16 — 18T, rear sprocket options 34 — 42T
  • Exhaust: Akrapovic full titanium system single silencer, 107 dB, additional 100/103 dB killer
  • Steering head angle: ± 1° adjustable with optional headshock inserts
  • Swingarm pivot: ± 4 mm adjustable with optional swingarm pivot inserts
  • Wheel base: 1210 mm ± 35 mm
  • Ride height: adjustable ± 6 mm
  • Seat height: 760 mm
  • Tank capacity: approx. 10.5 litres
  • Dry weight: approx. 82 kg (without fuel)
  • GP125: geometry, ergonomic, aerodynamic components
  • MOTOGP engine: layout cylinder head and throttle body
  • RC8 R SBK: electronic, frame knowhow, materials processing
  • MX: lubrication system, transmission, clutch, kinematic valve gear


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