It’s finally here. Ever since KTM entered the Indian market with the 200 Duke, it got accepted quickly by motorcyclists on the lookout for a swift, nimble and potent machine that was ready to offer a rush of adrenaline when desired. The 200 Duke did well and it still does by making for a major chunk of the sales by KTM India. The Indian arm of the Austrian brand had been already manufacturing the 125 Duke alongside the 200 Duke. But, back then it was limited to only exports. You might think, why introduce it here now? Well, KTM feels now is the right time to do so.
The 200 Duke, KTM’s smallest offering until sometime ago, is sold today with a sticker price that sits in the 1.5 lakhs bracket, making it quite an expensive machine as someone’s first motorcycle. And then, there’s the kind of performance available at the twist of the throttle which can take you by surprise if not careful. KTM wants its motorcycles to be more accessible and approachable which is where the 125 Duke comes in.