KTM has managed to sell 3,014 units of Duke 125 in February 2019 and it is currently the best-selling model of the company in India
KTM sold 3,014 units of Duke 125 in February and it is currently the best selling model of the Austrian manufacturer in India. The Duke 125 is the entry-level model of the company in India and the lower price tag is bringing good volume. When compared to January 2019, sales of Duke 125 have improved by over 50 per cent.
The new Duke 125 was introduced in November and the India-spec model shares lots of components with the Duke 200 as it is different from the global version, which gets design inspired from the Duke 390. The company wanted to price the model aggressively, which is why they didn’t offer premium features of the international model.
The price difference between Duke 125 and Duke 200 is around Rs. 33,000. The performance of Duke 125 is excellent as it is powered by 124.7 cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine producing 14.5 PS of power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of max torque at 8,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The braking performance comes from 300 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. KTM offers the Duke 125 with single channel ABS braking system as a dual channel version will increase the price considerably. The company has also updated Duke 200 with ABS braking system.
KTM also offers the Duke 125 and Duke 200 with rear-wheel lift-off protection sensor, which is also available in most of the Bajaj models. The Duke 125 comes with trellis frame like its expensive siblings and aluminium swingarm. The entry-level Duke gets the same 43 mm upside down forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear.
The suspension is tuned for handling rather than comfort. The front gets vertically placed headlamp with halogen bulb while the tail lamps and indicators get LEDs. The instrument cluster is fully digital and it comes with lots of information. KTM is currently offering the Duke 125 in three colour options – Orange, White and Black.