KTM Duke 125 has been launched in India. It is the least powered KTM motorcycle globally and comes equipped with ABS feature as well. The street naked bike has been launched after much speculation for the past 2 months.
After much waiting, KTM Duke 125 has been finally launched in India. The entry-level KTM motorcycle is now available across all KTM dealerships at a price of Rs 1.18 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 125cc naked Duke is powered by a 124.7cc single-cylinder engine. The engine produces 14.3 BHP @ 9250 RPM and a peak torque of 12 Nm @ 8,000 RPM. The power figures are a bit higher than the regular 125cc bikes.
The engine pairs up with a 6-speed gearbox. Most importantly, it comes with ABS as standard fitment. Most of the bikes in this segment are not even equipped with a disc brake or a rear disc brake.
Now, KTM Duke 125 is the least powered and most affordable motorcycle from KTM. It also qualifies for the most expensive 125cc bike in India. However, unlike the other mileage-oriented 125cc bikes, Duke 125 is focused on performance as well as mileage.
The bike uses Trellis frame, aluminium swingarm and 43mm Upside down forks. These features are segment-first and are some racing features that come in Duke 200 and Duke 390 as well.
For braking purposes, the bike uses a 300mm disc up front and 230mm disc at the back, paired up with a dual-channel ABS setup. Suspension duties of KTM Duke 125 are handled by USD Forks at the front and a 10-step adjustable monoshock at the back.
Features onboard include:
- TFT Digital Display
- LED Headlight
- Liquid Cooled engine
- LED Taillamps
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes
Duke 125 comes with a 13.4 Litre fuel tank capacity. As per our expectations, it offers anywhere around 45 kmpl average. The riding range of the bike is expected to be around 600 kms on a full tank.
It has a dry weight of 137 kgs. The ground clearance and seat height of the bike stand at 185mm and 835mm respectively.
KTM Duke 125 comes in Orange, Black and White colour options. The design cues are quite similar to the elder Duke siblings. It comes with the upright position, slim Robot face shaped headlamps, sporty and funky decals and the underframe exhaust muffler.
As of now, Duke 125 receives no competition. It is the only performance oriented bike in the market full of commuter and mileage oriented 125cc bikes. Its closest competitor as per the pricing includes TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.