KTM has officially launched the Duke 125 in India. Priced at Rs 1.18 lakhs, the new Duke 125 is positioned under the existing Duke 200 in the company lineup. KTM 125 Duke borrows styling from the 200 Duke.
It measures 1,993mm in length, 789mm in width and 1,083mm in height. It gets ground clearance of 175mm and seat height at 818mm. Kerb weight stands at 148 kgs while it gets a fuel tank of 10.2 liter capacity.
In terms of features, the new KTM Duke 125 gets several segment first features. It comes in with single disc brakes at the front and rear along with single channel ABS which is offered as standard. In spite of being a single channel ABS, the rear wheel too has ABS rings. It is not there for without any reason.
It is there because the KTM Duke 125 comes with RLP or Rear wheel Lift Protection. This feature improves braking performance immensely. In case you press the front brake hard, there is a chance that the rear wheel might lift off, resulting in imbalance / traction loss. The RLP feature will make sure real wheel does not lift off. Watch the video below detailing the RLP in KTM Duke 125.
KTM Duke 125 sits on a trellis frame. It gets an aluminum swingarm while suspension is via 43mm upside down fork in the front and 10 step adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking is via 300mm disc in the front and 230mm disc at the rear. It sits on 150/60 section tyres at the rear and 110/70 section tyres in the front. It is presented in three color options of orange, white and black.
Engine specifications on the new KTM 125 Duke is a 125cc engine that makes 14.3 bhp power at 9,200 rpm and 12 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The engine allows for a top speed of 120 kmph. With this engine, the KTM 125 Duke is the most affordable offering from KTM in India. Following its successful launch in the country, the KTM 125 Duke is available across all KTM’s 450 dealerships in India. It the most affordable bike offered by KTM in India but it is the most expensive bike in the 125 cc category.