The KTM RC 125 is a lone warrior in the segment of entry-level performance-oriented 125cc supersport motorcycles in India. However, in more mature European markets, the KTM RC 125 has stiffer competition, with bikes like Yamaha YZF-R125, Honda CBR 125, Aprilia RS4 125 and Suzuki GSX-R125. The competition is all set to become hotter with the arrival of Sinnis GPX 125. The GPX 125 is coming from the house of UK-based motorcycle maker Sinnis and is the first-ever fully-faired motorcycle from the company
Price and Colour Options
Sinnis has priced the GPX 125 for £3,299 (roughly around Rs 3.31 lakh). This price puts it on par with other 125cc supersport motorcycles mentioned above. The Sinnis GPX 125 is being offered in two different colour options of Ultimate Grey and Carbon Black.
Design and Features
The Sinnis GPX 125 has a proper supersport design, with proportionate full-fairing and sporty looking body panels. The biggest highlight of the design of the Sinnis GPX 125 is the design at the front. The motorcycle has dual LED headlamps which are placed on the sides of the fairing, while the conventional space of the headlamp in the middle of the front fairing is replaced by a faux air intake. Even the tail lamp and turn indicators are LEDs.
Like a proper supersport motorcycle, the Sinnis GPX 125 has large side panels for the fairing, which hide the black-themed engine and come integrated with an engine cowl with fins on and around it. The multi-spoke alloy wheels and the exhaust pipe get an all-black treatment, whereas the footpeg holders are finished in a shade of bronze. The Sinnis GPX 125 also gets a compact fully-digital instrument console, which shows a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, engine temperature, fuel gauge and clock.
Engine and Transmission
The Sinnis GPX 125 sources its power from a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 125cc engine, which is a high-performance unit for its category. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and churns out a maximum power output of 12.5 bhp and a peak torque output of 10.67 Nm.
The Sinnis GPX 125 gets a premium chassis, with the suspension combination having upside-down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The motorcycle gets 17-inch alloy wheels and disc brakes at both ends.
Will it come to India?
Sinnis is currently present only in selected European markets, with that of the UK being one of them. Since Sinnis is not present in India and has no plans to make its entry into the Indian market shortly, the Sinnis GPX 125 will not be available in India.
The segment of 125cc supersport motorcycles was never popular in India due to their expensive price-to-performance ratio. However, the KTM RC 125, being the first such motorcycle to enter India, has been a decently popular motorcycle to date.