KTM Duke 125 was launched back on 26th November 2018. December 2018 was the first full month of sales for the entry level Duke. Priced from Rs 1.18 lakhs, ex-showroom, not many were expecting the bike to deliver good sales, especially after knowing that the bike is based on Duke 200, and not the new Duke 390.
But, Dec 2018 sales report of the entry level Duke has delivered a rather surprising number. In its first full month of sales, KTM Duke 125 has registered sales of a staggering 2,414 units. This is more than the combined total of all other KTM motorcycles on sale in India.
In comparison, the KTM Duke 200, which was the best selling KTM till date, registered 925 units in Dec 2018. KTM Duke 250 registered 135 units while Duke 390 registered 106 units. KTM Duke 125 has posted one of the highest single month sales reported by any KTM till date.
Powered by a 125 cc single cylinder engine, KTM Duke 125 sits below the Duke 200 in company lineup. The engine delivers 14.5 PS of power and 12 Nm of torque. This mated to a 6 speed gearbox, delivers a top speed of 120 kmph.
KTM Duke’s on offer in India, are built on the same chassis, except for the new gen Duke 390, which has a slightly different platform. This lightweight steel trellis frame allows the KTMs for enhanced performance and maximum manoeuvrability with state of the art precision. All Duke’s feature a USD in the front. This makes it lightweight and at the same time highly capable for tackling rugged terrain, as well as track.
KTM 390 Duke is seen with features that include ride-by-wire throttle, full TFT dashboard, optional MY RIDE multimedia interface while dual ABS is offered as standard. The other Duke’s, are low on features in comparison. The new 125 Duke, 200 Duke, 250 Duke and 390 Duke models are to be produced at the Bajaj Auto plant in Pune.