KTM 125 Duke, the entry level motorcycle from KTM for the Indian market, has seen a price hike by about Rs 7,000. The hike is effective from 1st April 2019. KTM 125 Duke was launched in India in November 2018 at an introductory price of Rs.1.18 lakhs.
The price hike is the minimum in Delhi at about Rs 6,800, and is highest in Karnataka at Rs.8,390; with the KTM Duke 125 priced at Rs.1.26 lakhs in the state. In Delhi, it is Rs 1.25 lakh, ex-sh.
KTM 125 Duke is the smallest capacity Duke in India. The Duke line-up in India also includes Duke 200, 250 and 300. Though it is the smallest Duke, it is the most powerful 125cc motorcycle in India. It is also the least expensive KTM in the country, which probably is the reason behind it being the best selling KTM in the country.
KTM Duke 125 is positioned on a light weight trellis framework. It gets 43mm USD forks in the front with an aluminum swingarm and 10 way adjustable monoshock at the rear. It shares parts and features with the Duke 200. The baby Duke gets several first in class features.
Braking is via 300mm disc with radial four piston calipers in the front and 230mm disc with floating single piston caliper at the rear. It gets single channel ABS from Bosch. It sits on 17” alloy wheels fitted with 110/70 front and 150/60 rear rubber. In terms of dimensions, the KTM Duke 125 stands 1,993mm in length, 789mm in width and 1,083mm in height. It has a 10.2 liter fuel tank while seat height is at 818mm along with dry weight of 148 kgs.
KTM Duke 125 gets powered by a 124.7cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, engine offering 14.5 PS at 9500rpm and max torque of 12Nm at 8000rpm via a 6 speed gearbox. Fuel efficiency is at estimated 35 kmpl. The Duke 125 can achieve a top speed of around 110 kmph with acceleration from 0 to 60 kmph in 6 seconds and upto 100 kmph in 25 seconds. The 125 Duke does not have any direct competition in India but takes on the likes of Yamaha MT15, Suzuki Gixxer, etc.