2017 KTM Duke 125 comes sharp and aggressive, takes inspiration from bigger sibling Duke 390
Austrian bike maker KTM has showcased the 2017 Duke 125 at the EICMA 2016. The small naked bike comes with an aggressive appearance and looks much sharper than before. In terms of design and features the bike takes inspiration from the new KTM Duke 390, as the small member of Duke family features edgy design like its sibling.
The bike sports a large bifurcated LED headlamp, fully digital colour TFT display with ‘KTM My Ride’ support. The ‘KTM My Ride’ function offers smartphone connectivity with the bike’s instrument console. The fuel tank looks massive and very muscular, as the bike maker has increased the its capacity to 13.4-litres from 11-litres. The increased fuel tank capacity ensures that, 2017 Duke 125 can run longer than before without refueling.
The bike is built on a stiffer steel Trellis frame along with a separate rear sub-frame. The rear sub-frame is now bolted to the frame, not welded like before. 2017 KTM Duke 125’s seat positions have been revised as well, giving both the rider and passenger comfortable experience. The tail section looks much sharper than previous model. The bike dons KTM’s signature Orange and White paint scheme, enhancing the appeal further.
The 2017 KTM Duke 125 takes power from a 124.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, which is paired with a 6-speed transmission. The Euro-IV emission norm compliant engine is capable to churn out 15 bhp of peak power and 12 Nm of peak torque.
On the suspension front, KTM Duke 125 is equipped with WP upside-down 43mm front fork with 150mm travel and WP monoshock absorber with 150mm travel at rear. For braking duty it gets 300mm Brembo brake on front wheel and 230mm rear disc, combined with Bosch dual-channel ABS. So far, the brake and suspension equipments remain unchanged in the new model.
2017 KTM Duke 125 Gallery