KTM launched the new Duke 125 in India on 27th November 2018. This happens to be the most affordable motorcycle from KTM in India and which has been positioned under the existing Duke 200. The newly launched motorcycle is powered by a single cylinder, 124.7 cc engine which also happens to be the smallest engine in the KTM lineup presently.
The Duke 125 is priced at Rs. 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Here in this video, you can watch the first Duke 125 is being delivered to its rightful owner Mr. Deepak. You can watch the KTM showroom owners unveil the motorcycle in front of everybody and Mr. Deepak gets to start and rev the machine for the first time.
After that, he was given the first test ride of the motorcycle. Later he shares his experience after taking the first test ride of the motorcycle in this video. Mr. Deepak said that this is not his first KTM motorcycle he already owns a 2017 RC390. He bought this motorcycle because he thinks that the smaller Duke 125 could be a perfect city commuter.
He can travel in style within the city with this new motorcycle without thinking much about the fuel consumption. Initially, before taking the test drive, he thought that the Duke 125 will not exactly be that much of an aggressive motorcycle like the bigger Duke but after taking the test drive he realized that KTM managed to add the same amount of fun and aggressive nature in this entry-level motorcycle as well. He also thinks that the brakes are equally good on the motorcycle too.
The KTM Duke 125 like we already mentioned above is powered by a new 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 gets single disc brakes on both its front and rear wheels while a single channel ABS comes as standard. The Duke 125 offers many segments first features like a trellis frame, aluminium swingarm, 43 mm upside down forks towards the front and a 10 step adjustable monoshock suspension setup towards the rear.