Launched recently, the Duke 125 becomes the second best selling model of the Austrian manufacturer in India
KTM sold 1,402 units of Duke 125 in January and the entry-level model of the Austrian manufacturer is doing well even with premium pricing. The company sold more than 2,000 units in December and sales have come down this month but it was expected as it will take some time for the sales to stabilize.
The Duke 200 sales dropped by 33 per cent and Duke 390 by 73 per cent. Most of the bike manufacturers reported negative growth in January. The Duke 125 in India is completely different from the global model as it is basically a Duke 200 with a different engine as both models share lots of components.
KTM Duke 125 is powered by 124.7 cc single cylinder, a liquid cooled engine with fuel injection system from Bosch produces 14.5 PS of maximum power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine of the 125 Duke has been tuned for performance and gearing is short like 200 Duke.
The braking performance is taken care by 300 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. KTM has given single-channel ABS system and the Duke 125 comes with rear wheel lift mitigation system, which stops the lift of back wheel under hard braking. The company didn’t introduce dual-channel ABS system as it will increase the price.
The front gets 43 mm upside down forks at the front and mono-suspension at the rear along with trellis frame gives excellent handling for the Duke 125. The entry-level Duke model comes with 17-inch wheels with 110/70 section tyre at the front and 150/60 section tyre at the rear, KTM has given MRF tyres for the 125 Duke.
The Duke 125 tips the scale at just 148 kgs and the wheelbase is 1,366 mm. KTM is offering the Duke 125 in three colour options – Orange, Black and White. The front gets vertically placed headlamps and LED tail lamps. The handlebar is a single piece unit and the Duke 125 come with fully digital instrument cluster as it is loaded with
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