KTM RC 250 R

The Rookies Cup Bike

This is the eighth 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.


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 2018 with ex Rookie Jorge Martín winning the Moto3 World Championship


For the 25 Rookies the first chance to ride the KTMs in 2020 came at the preseason test held at the Red Bull Ring with two days on track. Riders come from across the globe, from Japan to the USA and Columbia and across Europe from Spain to Russia.


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 Red Bull Ajo KTM team with ex Rookie Jorge Martín looking for Moto2 glory in 2020.

ROOKIES CUP KTM RC 250 R ROOKIES | Technical Details:
ENGINE:Single cylinder, liquid cooled / 4-stroke / DOHC
BORE X STROKE:81 x 48,5mm
PERFORMANCE:min. 39kW at 13.000rpm
ENGINE SPEED:max. 13,000rpm
REAR SUSPENSION:WP / BAVP 4618, adjustable length, hydraulic preload
FRONT BRAKE:Brembo Radial calliper, 290mm single Galfer disc
REAR BRAKE:Formula brake system, 190mm Galfer disc
RIMS FRONT/REAR:OZ Forged Aluminium 2,5 x 17in / 3,5 x 17in
TIRES FRONT/REAR:Dunlop 90/80-17in / 115/80-17in
EXHAUST SYSTEM:Akrapovic Full Titanium GP EVO6 Twin Megaphone System (max. 115dB)
FRAME:Tubular steel with adjustable headstock and swing arm pivot
DRY WEIGHT:approx. 82kg
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
WP Radiator: Water radiator + oil-water heat exchanger
WP Components: Frame manufacturing
Speedfiber: Bodywork
KTM TECHNOLOGIES:Kiska - Industrial Design
Pankl - Racing Systems