KTM RC 250 R

The Rookies Cup Bike

This is the 9th 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 was the start of another great lineage, the 2020 factory KTM won the Moto3 World Championship in the hands of Albert Arenas.


For the 26 Rookies the first chance to ride the KTMs in 2021 will come at the preseason test held at Portimão with three days on track. Riders come from across the globe, from England to New Zealand, from Japan to Colombia and Indonesia to Italy.


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.

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 - 220mm Galfer Disc & brake pads
REAR BRAKE:Brembo rear master cylinder - Formula caliper - 190mm Galfer Disc & brake pads
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 chromoly steel with adjustable headstock
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