KTM RC 250 R

THE ROOKIES CUP BIKE

This is the fifth season with the Moto3 specification KTM RC 250 R 4-stroke as we switched in 2013 from the 2-stroke KTM RC 125 that had powered the Rookies for the first 6 seasons.

Brad Binder winning on the Rookies Cup RC 125 in Portugal 2011

Just as the RC 125 was a close brother to the 125cc GP machines raced by the KTM factory so successfully, the RC 250 R is a reflection of the factory KTM Moto3 machine. It is the start of another great lineage, the 2012 factory KTM won the 2012 Moto3 World Championship in the hands of Sandro Cortese and in 2013 KTMs filled the top four places. The success continued through 2016 with ex Rookie Brad Binder winning the Moto3 World Championship

Aragon Test 2017

For the 24 Rookies the first chance to ride the KTMs in 2017 comes at the preseason test held in Aragon with four days on track, April 4th - 7th . Riders come from across the globe, from Japan to the USA and Columbia and across Europe from Spain to the Czech Republic.

Aragon Test 2017

The Grand Prix paddock watches the intense action of the Rookies races picking out future stars and the Rookies themselves study their Grand Prix heroes in action looking for tips and inspiration. They get both from the factory KTM team with 2015 Rookies Cup champion Bo Bendsneyder looking for Moto3 glory in 2017 alongside fellow ex Rookie Niccolo Antonelli.

ROOKIES CUP KTM RC 250 R ROOKIES | Technical Details:
ENGINE:Single cylinder, liquid cooled / 4-stroke / DOHC
DISPLACEMENT:249,5 ccm /
BORE X STROKE:81 x 48,5 mm
PERFORMANCE:min. 37 kW at 13.000 rpm
ENGINE SPEED:max. 13.500 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION:WP / DM 45 mm, RCMA3548
REAR SUSPENSION:WP / BAVP 4618, adjustable length, hydraulic preload
FRONT BRAKE:Brembo Radial calliper, 290 mm single Galfer disc
REAR BRAKE:Formula brake system, 190mm Galfer disc
RIMS FRONT/REAR:OZ Forged Aluminium 2,5 x 17 / 3,5 x 17
TIRES FRONT/REAR:Dunlop 95/70-17 / 115/70-17
EXHAUST SYSTEM:Akrapovic Full Titanium GP EVO6 Twin Megaphone System (max. 115 dB)
FRAME:Tubular steel with adjustable headstock and swing arm pivot
DRY WEIGHT:approx. 80,5 kg
TANK CAPACITY:approx. 11 litres
GENES:GP125 - geometry, ergonomics, aerodynamic, components
MotoGP Motor - Cylinder head and throttle body layout
RC8 R SBK- electronics, frame knowhow, material/machining
MX - lubrication system, gear box, clutch, kinematics valve train
TECHNOLOGIES:WP Suspension
WP Radiator: Water radiator + oil-water heat exchanger
WP Components: Frame manufacturing
KTM TECHNOLOGIES:Kiska - Industrial Design
Pankl - Racing Systems
Wethje - Plastic Technology