Find out which is the most practical Duke as we compare the Duke 125, Duke 200 and the Duke 250 on the basis of their styling, price, and specs
KTM recently launched the Duke 125 in India. This happens to the smallest (displacement wise) and also the most affordable motorcycle of their lineup. The Duke 125 competes directly with some other 125 cc and even some 150 cc motorcycles of India and is also the most loaded 125 cc motorcycle that India motorcycle enthusiast and buyers have ever seen. While we know that it has no major competition in the 125 cc category in India because it happens to be the most powerful 125 cc motorcycle of its segment.
So we have decided to stack it up against its own kind and with two other motorcycles of the KTM lineup including the Duke 200 and the Duke 250. We will be comparing the three motorcycles on the basis of their Price specs and design so that you won’t find any difficulty while choosing the right motorcycle for yourself from the new and exciting KTM lineup.
KTM Duke 125 vs KTM Duke 200 Vs KTM Duke 250 Design
If we compare the newly launched Duke 125 with the Duke200 then you will hardly find any difference between the two in terms of appearance. The Duke125 looks identical to the Duke 200 and shares all its parts with the other. So it’s better to compare the overall styling with the Duke250 which gets KTM new design language and looks much more identical to the new Duke 390.
The Duke 250 however, misses out on the LED headlamps and the TFT instrument cluster which you can find in the new generation Duke 390. The Indian spec Duke in the KTM lineup receives its styling inspiration from the old generation Duke 125 while the International spec Duke 125 gets its styling cues from the new generation Duke 390. This has been done deliberately by KTM to keep the pricing more aggressive.
So instead of the LED headlamps and new TFT instrument panel the Duke 125 shares all its parts with the Duke 200. If we compare the three motorcycles side by side, then the Duke 250 surely looks more attractive however this is also the most expensive motorcycle amongst the three.
KTM Duke 125 Vs Duke 200 Vs Duke 250 – Specification
The KTM Duke 125 as the name suggests is the least powerful Duke available India however, compare it with other 125 cc motorcycle available in India the Duke 125 stays on top of the list. The Duke 125 is powered by a 124.7 cc single-cylinder motor which generates about 14.3 bhp of peak power at 9,250 rpm and peak torque of 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle uses a trellis frame which can also be found in the Duke 200 as well as the Duke 250. For Stopping the Duke 125 depends on a 300 mm disc up front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. A single channel ABS comes as standard with the motorcycle.
The Duke 200, on the other hand, is powered by a 199.5cc liquid-cooled fuel injected engine. The engine produces 25 BHP of peak power at 10,000 rpm at and 19.2 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle to uses a 300 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear and ABS was introduced recently on the motorcycle as well.
The KTM Duke 250 which also has the biggest displacement amongst the three is powered by a 248cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which makes about 31bhp of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 24Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is also paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Duke 250 also uses a 300 mm disc up front and 230 mm disc at the rear as well.
Compare all the three bikes together and you will notice that Duke 250 is the most powerful motorcycle amongst the three. However, all of them are paired to a 6-speed gearbox and gets liquid cooled and fuel injected engine. Al the three motorcycles use the same brake setup as well.
|Specs||KTM Duke 125||KTM Duke 200||KTM Duke 250|
|Engine||Single cylinder, liquid cooled||Single cylinder, liquid cooled||Single cylinder, liquid cooled|
|Displacement||124.7 cc||199.5 cc||248.8 cc|
|Power Output||14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm||25 bhp @ 10,000 rpm||31 bhp @ 9000 rpm|
|Torque Output||12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm||19.2 Nm @ 8,000 rpm||24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm|
KTM Duke 125 Vs Duke 200 Vs Duke 250 Price
The KTM Duke 125 was launched recently with a price tag of 1.18 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The Duke 200 is priced at 1.60 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The Duke 250, on the other hand, is priced at 1.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom). If we compare the trio on the basis of their pricing then the Duke 125 is the cheapest amongst the trio while the Duke 250 is the most expensive the Duke 200 sits somewhere in the middle.
If we compare the three motorcycles on the basis of their appearance, then surely the Duke 250 will attract all your attention because it is based on KTM’s new design language which you will also notice on the Duke 390. The recently launched Indian spec Duke 125 gets its styling inspiration from the older generation Duke 125 and looks much more identical to the existing Duke 200.
If we compare the specs of the three motorcycles on the basis of their specs then surely the Duke 125 is no match for the Duke 200 or the Duke 250 in terms of power and torque output. However, all of them share the same braking hardware which is actually impressive.
If we keep the price point in mind then like we already mentioned above the Duke 125 is the most affordable Duke that money can buy. The Duke 250, on the other hand, is the most expensive motorcycle amongst the trio.
To conclude things the Duke 125 will definitely attract the attention of those who are looking for a stylish commuter motorcycle which they can ride within the City. While the Duke 200 and the Duke 250 are mostly for the thrill seekers who look for a powerful and premium motorcycle which offers top specs and hardware within a budget.