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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.
KTM 125 Duke Expert Opinion
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge540 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
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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 operatedSingle Channel ABS
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Front-4 Piston fixed, Rear-Single Piston Floating Calliper
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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