KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.
No Launch Plans

USER OPINION

QUICK FACTS
Overview This baby Duke will never make it to India as the engine claims a very low fuel efficiency figure as compared to other 125cc bikes in India. Also, the components of KTM 125 Duke are all same as 200 Duke, giving no reason to place it under INR 1 lakh. License restrictions are also not available for this class of motorcycle in India.
Launch Date No Launch Plans
Bike Variant 2017 KTM Duke 125
Also Known As (AKA) 125cc Duke
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Type Naked
Shades White, Orange
Official Tagline Safe Power
Frame/Chassis Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 124.7 cc
Maximum Power 15 Bhp @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque 11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Engine Description 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Cooling Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Lubrication Wet sump
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Fuel Type Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 6
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Primary Gear Ratio 22:72
Secondary Gear Ratio 14:45
BRAKES
Front Brake 320mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Rear Brake 230mm disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension WP Suspension Up Side Down
Rear Suspension WP Suspension Monoshock
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm
Inner tube diameter of front fork 150 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Ground Clearance 185 mm
Seat Height 830 mm
Wheelbase 1357 mm
Dry Weight 137 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.4 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 9.2 secs
Top Speed 120 kmph
Mileage (City) 35 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 45 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 40 kmpl
Range 270 kms
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Steering Angle 65°
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X-Ring

KTM Duke 125 Review

16 May, 2017 09:10 AM

Overview

2017 KTM Duke 125 is a small segment version of the new KTM 390 Duke with a 125cc engine. The bike gives us a fresh, aggressive design based on the same lines as Duke 390. It has some impressive array of things to offer such as bifurcated LED headlamp, all new instrument console, tank shrouds which extend to the headlight, new rear sub frame and a revised exhaust system.

Although manufactured in India, the KTM 125 Duke is not likely to be launched in the country as a price of INR 1.25 lakh+ and low fuel efficiency does not make it a good option where most bikes in the 125 cc segment come at a price of INR 55k-70k, along with very high mileage figures. Outside India, KTM Duke 125 is available in the shades of White and Orange with a tubular base frame.

Design & Style

The New Duke 125 comes with conventional naked street bike styling from KTM, coming with some sharp edge looks, which are sure to make heads turn. With the promising reliability of the brand, the bike looks like a replica of the 390 Duke with some toned down features, using the same components as the elder sibling.

2017 KTM 125 Duke is the only bike in the 125 cc segment which can show off a glorious TFT display which adapts its illumination to the surrounding light conditions. The LED headlight seems directly borrowed from 1290 SuperDuke R and the parking light also consists of 20 LEDs. The KTM 125 Duke also has extended stylized tank shrouds which are visible up to the headlights. The steel fuel tank and the high quality cast along with other aesthetic features give you a feel of a very impressive naked street bike.

Engine & Gearbox

Sure, it is normal to expect a very good performance from all the KTM Duke variants. And this one too does not disappoint, with a 124.7 cc engine giving out a power of 15 bhp @ 9500 rpm and a torque of 11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm. It comes with a single cylinder four stroke engine which is liquid cooled. The bike comes with 6 speed manual transmission and it is a true performer in the 125cc segment with promising statistics.

Mileage

Given such power packed performance in the 125 cc segment, the KTM Duke 125 has a mileage of around 35-40 kmpl. This is not a consideration here because this bike won't make it to the Indian streets. This bike is low on fuel efficiency in the class but that won't make a difference for its international sale number.

Instrument Console

KTM Duke 125 has a single panel digital display. It comes with a digital speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, clock, odometer and a digital fuel gauge.

Safety Features

The KTM Duke 125 has first in class ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) which is unique to the 125cc segment. It uses fine technology to ensure a good user experience and enables control. It comes with an electric start, attractive split seat, pass light and pillion footrest.

Suspension

The KTM Duke 125 comes packed with high quality upside down WP suspension with open cartridge technology. The shock absorber has a progressive spring, where pre-load is adjustable providing a well balanced suspension.

Shades

KTM Duke 125 is a standard offering coming in a single Orange and White shade. This makes it look like most of it's older siblings with same color and signature styling.

Verdict

The KTM Duke 125 is a very impressive bike offering us the same panache as we find in KTM 1290 SuperDuke R. It has some serious style quotient, with the bifurcated LED lights being a show stealer. As a fan of KTM, this looks like a fair deal in the 125 cc segment and also carries the royalty coming with the brand name. It lies in the same class as Honda CBR125R and Yamaha MT-125 as competition.

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