One of the most famous automobile companies KTM which is known to be the most stylish exteriors provider, has come up with another new motorbike ‘Duke 125’ and launched it in India priced at Rs. 1.18 lakh.
To keep aggressive pricing, the company has decided to give the same styling as 200 Duke and it is the only model in KTM’s lineup not to get an update to newer styling theme. Both these bikes share lots of components like body panels, split seats, handlebar, fully-digital instrument cluster, wheels, tyres and suspension components.
The 125 Duke does not get dual channel ABS system as it will increase cost considerably instead the company provides single-channel ABS system from Pulsar RS 200 and the rear wheels get an ABS-like ring, which is designed to monitor the speed of rear wheel as it provides a rear wheel lift mitigation under hard braking.
The 124.7 cc liquid cooled single cylinder engine produces 15 bhp of power at 9,500 rpm and 11.80 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.
This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and it comes with same underbelly exhaust from the Duke 200 as most of the Duke models come with side mounted exhaust, which was introduced as part of stringent new emission norms in Europe.
Bookings are now open across KTM dealerships in India and it is priced at Rs. 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It has seat height of 818 mm and tips weighing scale at 148 kg. It will compete against models like TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0. It is the first 125 cc motorcycle in India to get ABS and the most powerful in the segment as well.