Just a month in the market and KTM Duke 125 has already captured its targeted audience. The baby KTM has sold 2414 units for December 2018.
Despite having a good start in India, the sales of KTM bikes have been declining in India. Despite this, the Duke and RC series is still quite popular for the younger generation.
KTM launched Duke 125 in November last year. It is the smallest Duke in the stable. It is originally made in India but was exported to the foreign markets. The brand did not think that a performance-oriented 125cc bike might work.
Now, just one month in the market and it has garnered a decent sales figure. The figure for Duke 125 stands at 2,414 units for December 2018. It is the best selling KTM motorcycle for that month.
Additionally, the sales of KTM Duke 125 is far more than all of the KTM bikes combined. Duke 200 has sold 925 units, Duke 250 sold 135 units and Duke 390 stands at 106 units. Combined, these three bikes made a sale of 1166 units for that month.
The figure of 2414 units is the highest till now. No other KTM bike has been sold this much on a monthly basis. Duke 200 was once near the 2000 units mark, but it has been declining for the past few years.
KTM Duke 125 maintains the typical ‘Duke’ silhouette and actually looks identical to Duke 200. Likewise, it uses the same speedometer, suspension, brakes and gearbox that comes on Duke 200. That’s why the similarities.
It gets a 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 14.5 BHP and 12 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. the top speed achievable on the bike is around 115 km/hr.
Features onboard include front and rear disc brakes, single-channel ABS, a fully digital speedometer, fuel injected engine and halogen headlamps.
For suspension purposes, it uses Upside-Down forks at the front and an adjustable mono-shock at the back.
Priced at Rs 1.18 Lakhs (ex-showroom), KTM Duke 125 competes with the likes of Yamaha R15 V3, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.