- UK-based Mutt Akita 125 launched
- Gets retro-inspired design and hardware
- Goes up against the KTM 125 Duke in terms of displacement
The KTM 125 Duke has witnessed the arrival of a new contender in the UK in the form of the Mutt Akita 125. To give you a context, Mutt Motorcycles is a Birmingham-based two-wheeler brand and the Akita 125 is the latest product in its portfolio.
Unlike the 125 Duke, the Akita 125 is quite an old-school offering in terms of design and components. It’s deprived of many body panels with a round headlamp, rectangular-shaped fuel tank, and chopped fenders. Lending it a rugged appeal are several elements like a headlamp grille, chunky block-pattern tyres, a brown seat and a belly pan.
Similar to its design, the Akita 125 is also pretty traditional on the feature front with a bulb-type headlamp and tail lamp and a single-pod analogue instrument cluster. Even the braking setup doesn’t get ABS and does away with a combined braking system. It weighs 105kg, rides on 18-inch spoke wheels, and is suspended by telescopic forks and dual springs.
Propelling the bike is a 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 11.9bhp of power and 10Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a five-speed gearbox and the top speed is claimed to be 112kmph. Moreover, the fuel tank gets a generous capacity of 16 litres.
Mutt Motorcycles has priced the Akita 125 at GBP 3,495 (approximately Rs 3.59 lakh) in the UK. Whereas, the KTM 125 Duke costs substantially more at GBP 4,499.