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KTM 125 Duke KTM 125 Duke is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,64,995 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 1 colour.

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Key specs
  • Displacement124.71 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported40 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight159 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

1,64,995
EMI   5,610/month EMI Calculated basis
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Down Payment - ₹ 32,999
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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125 Duke BS VI (2021)

 1,64,995 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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KTM 125 Duke Summary

125 Duke key highlights

Engine Capacity 124.71 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 40 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 159 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres
Seat Height 818 mm

About 125 Duke

The KTM 125 Duke is powered by 124.71cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 14.3 bhp and a torque of 12 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, KTM 125 Duke comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 125 Duke bike weighs 159 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters.

The 125 Duke is the baby of the Duke lineup. It exists because of the licensing laws in markets like the European Union, which allow 125cc motorcycles to be ridden with a car driver’s licence.

It shares everything with its bigger siblings, which means great cycle parts. They include a trellis frame, upside-down front forks, a radially mounted front brake calliper with four opposed pistons, a six-speed gearbox, and an all-digital instrument cluster that shows a lot of information. The 125 Duke also gets a single-channel ABS system, which makes the first product in the country under 125cc to offer an ABS system instead of a linked braking system.

Mechanical specifications include a BS6-compliant, 199cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 14.3bhp and 12Nm of torque; same as the BS4 model. Apart from this, the motorcycle gets the same styling as the current-gen 200 Duke.

KTM is offering the 125 Duke in a choice of two dual-tone colours - white and black along with orange and white. In terms of competition, the KTM 125 Duke competes against the MT-15 in the country.
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KTM 125 Duke Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Gets several premium components
    • Features one of the most powerful engines
    • Equipped with upside-down forks
  • Could be Better

    • Uncomfortable for long rides
    • Low-end torque could be better
    • It's quite expensive

BikeWale's Take

The 125 Duke is the most affordable KTM in India which offers impressive features, premium components and a potent engine. Although it is expensive considering the small 125cc engine, it is suitable for young motorcyclists who want to enter into the performance motorcycling segment.

KTM 125 Duke Review

This is the KTM 125 Duke, the most affordable offering in the brand's global line-up. Launched in late-2018, the 125 went on to become one of the highest-selling motorcycles for KTM. And now, two years later, it has received a major cosmetic makeover to keep things fresh. So we spent a good number of hours in the 125 Duke's saddle to find out what kind of experience it delivers.

Introduction

Right Side View

This is the KTM 125 Duke, the most affordable offering in the brand's global line-up. Launched in late-2018, the 125 Duke went on to become one of the highest-selling motorcycles for KTM.  And now, two years later, it has received a major cosmetic makeover to keep things fresh. So we spent a good number of hours in the 125 Duke's saddle to find out what kind of experience it delivers. Were we impressed? Read on to find out!

The Visuals

Left Side View

The 125 Duke might be the smallest in the family but it's not 'small' per se. As a matter of fact, with the new styling it now only looks eerily similar to the 200 Duke, it also has the same dimensions as the rest of the range.   

Head Light

It gets these muscular tank shrouds and a stubby rear section. Up front there is a sharp-looking headlamp unit that comes with an LED DRL. And there's full the LED tail lamp and full-LED turn indicators too. Lest I forget the partially exposed sub-frame that in my opinion adds a touch of raw streetfighter appeal the Duke’s styling.

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Thankfully though, it ships with two different dual-tone colour schemes and a different paint combination for the trellis frame that sets it apart. It also has the ‘125’ stickering which is helpful for passers-by wondering which one of the Dukes it is.   

switches

Now, the overall build quality of the 125 Duke is decent and feels sturdy. The paint and plastic are well finished and look like they could endure a good number of years. However, the feel of the switchgear could be more tactile. Stepping closer, we also found some inconsistency in fitment-like the plastic around the keyhole and the panel gaps in the tank shrouds.   

The Package

Instrument Cluster

For a 125cc motorcycle, the KTM 125 Duke is heavily packed. There is WP-sourced upside down forks and orange-backlit LCD instrument cluster that displays essential info like service-due indication, average, and current fuel economy as well as clock along with the obvious speedo, odometer, and tachometer. 

Tail Light

You also get LED lighting for the most part save the headlamp as well as a single-channel ABS as standard.  However, for a motorcycle that demands Rs 1.51 lakh, the KTM 125 Duke does feel under-equipped. 

The Ride

Right Side View

Get astride the 125 Duke and you know compact is the theme KTM was going with here. You’d be sitting slightly bent forward and with the pegs rear-set, the ergonomics are mildly aggressive, in true streetfighter fashion. Unlike the previous model, there is good support for the thighs and ample of room to move around courtesy of this spacious seat. Speaking of which, we rode the 125 Duke for a good 150km at a stretch and the seat felt comfortable all the way.  

Left Rear Three Quarter

Complimenting the cushioning of the seat is the ride quality. Now, the setup which consists of 43mm USD forks at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear is not entirely plush but does a commendable job at absorbing small bumps and undulations at slow speeds. Although as speeds increase, the ride tends to feel a bit stiff but not cumbersome. 

Right Side View

Having said that, riding with a pillion makes the setup more pliant and manageable overall.  Now with a kerb weight of 159kg, the KTM 125 Duke is comparatively heavier than its rival- the Yamaha MT-15. However, the KTM is well-balanced making it easy not only to manoeuvre in traffic but also in parking. 

Underneath its all-new bodywork and split-trellis frame, the 2021 KTM 125 Duke is essentially the same as the previous model using a 124cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine churns out 14.3bhp of power and 12Nm of torque that is delivered in a composed manner. 

Left Side View

There is no hooliganism lower down the rev range like its older siblings and that is solely to make the 125 Duke accessible to new riders. Instead, most of its performance is focused in the mid range from 6500rpm. Coax the throttle some more and the 125 Duke will redline at 9500rpm, hitting a top-speed of around 112kmph in sixth gear. 

While the engine doesn’t mind being revved hard, it’s at its best behaviour when ridden sanely. It feels extremely smooth and refined, with only a negligible buzz on the pegs at higher revs. Moreover, the engine is also extremely tractable and can pace ahead from speeds as low as 25kmph in its highest gear without complaint. 

Left Side View

Adding to its credentials is a slick-shifting six-speed transmission accompanied by a light clutch lever pull. Even the brakes which have been borrowed directly from the 200 Duke feel crisp. The setup works wonderfully at both ends providing good feedback and a strong bite. Meanwhile, the single-channel ABS it comes with is one of the least intrusive out there.

That said, the previous 125 Duke was an agile motorcycle, but the new one feels even more precise in its handling. It is almost telepathic and effortless tipping it into corners, quickly switching sides on chicanes or while clearing your way through traffic. 

Conclusion

front view

Just like the Kardashians, there isn’t much visual difference between the siblings in the KTM family now. While this is good from a manufacturer’s point of view, you know with lesser costs of production, it also works in favour of the 125 Duke which now has the styling of a much more premium product like the 390 Duke, for half the price.  Now the sole purpose of the 125 Duke is to cater to new riders and serve as a fast commuter. And in that sense, it is a great motorcycle. It has welcoming and easy-going power delivery, good braking power, a butter smooth gearbox and manageable weight. Lest I forget, it also handles beautifully.   

Left Rear Three Quarter

While all of this is undoubtedly more than what a regular 125cc motorcycle can offer, is it worth spending Rs 1.51 lakh on the 125 Duke? We think not. For nearly Rs 10,000 lesser, there is the Yamaha MT-15 that offers better performance and similar features. Or you could even opt for the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V that costs nearly Rs 23,000 lesser yet offers more power and much more features than the KTM. And if you absolutely need a KTM, there always is the option of the 200 Duke that offers much more value for money at Rs 1.81 lakh. 

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KTM 125 Duke mileage

As reported by 125 Duke owners, the real mileage of KTM 125 Duke is 40 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 14.3 bhp @ 9,250 rpm

    Max Torque 12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 124.71 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 58 mm

    Stroke 47.2 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.8:1

    Ignition Digital Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 540 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 40 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Single Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston fixed, Rear-Single Piston Floating Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 R17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension Triple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD), 43mm diameter

    Rear Suspension Double rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 159 kg

    Overall Length 1,993 mm

    Overall Width 789 mm

    Wheelbase 1,366 mm

    Ground Clearance 155 mm

    Seat Height 818 mm

    Overall Height 1,083 mm

    Chassis Type Split Trellis Frame

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V

Headlight TypeHalogen

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED tail lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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KTM 125 Duke User Reviews

4.5 753 ratings 165 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 5

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  3The Baby duke- experience 1 week ago by Vaibhav Gupta

    The journey started when i saw an ad on Bikewale stating, 95% financing available on duke 125. I visited the PR Motors, and enquired about the bike and scheme. I had a test drive for duke 125 as well as duke 200. I finalized the duke 125 because of lesser power but grea

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

  •  5Ready to race 3 weeks ago by Prashanth Chinna, Mancheral

    Super racing good pickup balance good mileage also good braking, front disc rear brake control is so nice but silencer sound is not good. Tyres grip is ok. Engine sounds so good.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

  •  5KTM 125 Duke review 1 month ago by Jasbant, Supaul

    Road grip awesome, Butter soft gear, front halogen light is very beautiful, and led indicator light is very beautiful, riding experience is great, abs braking system provides awesome breaking, orange and white colour like superb matching.

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  •  1Low quality bike 3 months ago by Ravi, Hyderabad

    Bad engine quality, does not last for years. Particularly it can't withstand for small accidents and the chassis quality is so weak that it can't be used on worst terrains, and the roads with pot wholes. It's engine also will not last more than 40000 km. Initially one c

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    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5Ktm is amazing 3 months ago by Sarip Mia, Cooch Behar

    Ktm is amazing company, they made some superb machines, I personally own a duke 125 and I am a fresher. The way showroom owner guided me is just amazing. Riding experience as a fresher rider I will say it's a perfect beginners bike. There are many more powerful machine

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  1Very bad experience 4 months ago by Chandan Kumar, Patna

    No any part available in service center very bad staff in service center no comfortable. I am selling this bike duke 125 since 1 year, experience is very bad, since 4 months there is no availability for parts.

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FAQs about KTM 125 Duke

  • Q: What is the on-road price of KTM 125 Duke in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of KTM 125 Duke in Delhi is Rs. 1,81,660. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of KTM 125 Duke?

    A: According to the user reported data, KTM 125 Duke gives an average mileage of 40 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better KTM 125 Duke or Bajaj Pulsar NS125?

    A: KTM 125 Duke is priced at Rs. 1,64,995, has a 124.71 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 40 kmpl and weighs 159 kg, whereas, the price of Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is Rs. 98,212 with a 124.45 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, giving a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighing 144 kg.
  • Q: What are the colour options of KTM 125 Duke?

    A: KTM 125 Duke is available in only 1 colour which is Electronic Orange and Ceramic White. You can check all the colour images of KTM 125 Duke.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of KTM 125 Duke?

    A: KTM 125 Duke is a Street bike that weighs 159 kg, has a 124.71 cc engine and a fuel capacity of 13.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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