KTM launched Duke125 at 1.18 lakh




Bajaj owned bike maker KTM India launched its most affordable naked 125Duke in India at 1,18,163 (ex-showroom Delhi). Cheapest offering from KTM, 125Duke gets inspiration for design and appearance from KTM Duke 200. 

 

The visual difference between Duke 200 and 125Duke can be experienced in graphics, otherwise, both look similar in appearance, both features single-channel ABS unlike KTM 390Duke features Dual-Channel ABS unit. 125Duke is the first motorcycle in India to offer ABS in 125cc segment, though the ABS is going to be mandatory for all bike in 125cc and above segment from 1st April 2019. However as this new Duke falls slightly below 125cc and doesn't require ABS as mandatory, but officials decided to provide this as an extra safety feature as it was easy for a manufacturer to fit a 125cc bike with abs (which they are already doing in the higher segment) rather developing Combined Braking system to implement in this new segment.

 

125 Duke is powered by 124.7cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine generating a power of 14.5hp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. This powerful engine is coupled with a 6-speed transmission, albeit with no slipper clutch This new bike is provided with a disc brake at the front (300mm) and rear(230 mm) as well. The new Duke125 stands on a 17-inch alloy wheel which is covered up with 110/70 and 150/60 MRF REZ-FC tyres at the front and rear respectively.

The new KTM Duke is 1,993 mm long, 789 mm wide, and 1,083 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 1,366mm and ground clearance of 175mm. The seat of this KTM sits 818 mm above the ground and has a fuel tank which can hold 10.2 litres of petrol. This new bike weights 148 kg. The new 125Duke is offered in three different colours orange, white, and black, though all three feature the same distinctive orange painted alloy wheels.