KTM 125 Duke India Launch Next Month: Here's Our Take on It!

KTM 125 Duke India Launch Next Month: Here's Our Take on It!

A recent report by an automotive portal has claimed that KTM 125 Duke will launch in India in November 2018. The validity of this claim feels dizzy for a second if one hears the expected price tag of 125 Duke will put it against Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache 200, both considered with ABS. The motorcycle is based on 390 Duke, which carries a price tag of INR 2.43 lakh. [caption id="attachment_288161" align="aligncenter" width="1275"]KTM 125 Duke Front 3-Quarter KTM 125 Duke Front 3-Quarter[/caption] The use of a smaller 125cc engine, along with tire swap from sticky Metzeler to MRF, may not be enough for them to cut INR 1.30 lakh from the price of Duke 390. KTM unveiled the 125 Duke at the EICMA 2016. The motorcycle carries exactly the same changes as the bigger KTM 390 Duke and comes with the same signature LED headlight as the flagship SuperDuke R, but with white illumination instead of red. [caption id="attachment_288162" align="aligncenter" width="1418"]KTM 125 Duke Rear 3-Quarter KTM 125 Duke Rear 3-Quarter[/caption] The big bike feel from the 125cc Duke is considerably held with all new sharp edges, 43mm front WP forks, and even the bigger disc brake. Duke 125 comes with the same TFT instrument console, further offering the KTM MY Ride as an option. The motorcycle gets the same side-mounted exhaust, making it Euro-4 complaint and even retaining a weight of 137 kg. The rider now sits at a higher, 830 mm seat while the big 125 marking on the fuel tank shrouds differentiate the motorcycle from the 390 cousin. [caption id="attachment_288163" align="aligncenter" width="970"]KTM 125 Duke Instrument Console KTM 125 Duke Instrument Console[/caption] The engine stays the same 124.7cc, 1-cylinder motor producing 15 HP @ 9500 rpm and 11.8 Nm of torque. The 125 Duke now uses the same fuel tank as the bigger Duke, carrying 13.4 liters of fuel for extended runs in a single refill. The brand is yet to announce its stand on the existing Duke 200, which not just feels overpriced but also comes with an older design. As of now, KTM has not revealed anything officially regarding the launch of the 125 Duke in India.

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Why there is no launch plans for KTM 125 Duke in India?
2022-12-29 06:10:26 AM
There are no plans for any 125 cc performance motorcycle including 125 Duke in India. This is because the bikes available here form various manufacturers are already localized in their 150 cc and 200 cc versions. Bringing the 125 cc bikes won't makes sense as they use same premium parts as the bigger ones and won't justify with a price tag that is nearly matching the Indian made bikes with around 300 cc of engine capacity. These are actually good for market with licensing restrictions as 125 cc bikes won't need a license to drive but here in India, the same license helps you drive a 100 cc commuter and 2300 cc cruiser at the same time. Know more about KTM 125 Duke here - https://autos.maxabout.com/bikes/ktm/duke/duke-125
Is KTM 125 Duke is available for Tamil Nadu?
2022-12-29 06:09:09 AM
KTM Duke is currently available in 200 and 390 variants only. The 125 cc Duke is available in selected markets where license restricts certain age group of people from driving big engine bikes. The KTM 200 Duke is the smallest KTM motorcycle with a high performance 199.5 cc engine producing 24.6 BHP and 19.2 Nm of torque. It is a lightweight street machine with superb acceleration. The 200 Duke comes with a price tag of INR 1,43,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
What is the on-road price of KTM 125 Duke?
2022-12-29 06:04:53 AM
The on-road price of the KTM Duke 125 is not available simply because KTM never plans to launch this motorcycle in India. The reasons behind this are: (i) There won’t be enough buyers. Not many people will be interested in buying a KTM DUKE 125 when a Pulsar 220F is available at a same or a lesser price. (ii) Globally, the 125cc bikes are learner motorcycles. You don’t need a licence to ride them. However, in India you need a licence to even ride a 100cc motorcycle. (iii) The mileage of KTM DUKE 125 is even lower than the Duke 200. Indian buyers are very conscious about the mileage. Not many people would be interested in buying a 125cc bike that just returns 25-27 KMPL.
What is the exact launch date for KTM 125 Duke and RC 125 in India?
2022-12-29 06:02:51 AM
Unfortunately, KTM has no plans to launch the Duke 125 and the RC 125 in India. Possible reasons behind this could be: 1. Not enough customers for either motorcycle because they'll be priced quite high compared to other 125cc motorcycles. Rajiv Bajaj has said "Bring me one customer who'll buy the D125 and I'll launch it in India right away!" 2. Mileage is a big concern for Indian customers. Both the 125 cc bikes by KTM have reported a mileage of just 25-27 KMPL. This is because KTM engines are tuned for performance, and neglect other factors such as fuel efficiency. 3. The 125cc offerings by KTM are available in the European market only because the learner limit is 125cc and/or 15 Hp.
What is the mileage of KTM 125 Duke?
2022-12-29 05:44:53 AM
The KTM Duke 125 is not available in India as KTM has launched only the 200 and 390 series of Duke in India. It is said to return a mileage of 30 kmpl and the engine is capable of taking the little Duke to 120 kmph. It is water cooled and we expect it to be around INR 90,000 if ever launched.

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