- Next-generation KTM 125 Duke spied testing
- Gets a revised hardware package
- Likely to be launched by early-2022
It was in December 2020 that KTM gratified us by giving the 125 Duke a major makeover. But this update was expected considering KTM’s tradition of updating its bikes with things that are present in the bigger bikes. Now, it’s been just five months that the 125 Duke was updated and another major overhaul is already being worked on.
The next-generation model of the KTM 125 Duke was recently spotted undergoing test runs. The spy images reveal a lot of hardware changes that the bike will receive. However, the test mule was devoid of body panels so we can’t decipher the styling revisions it will be bestowed with.
As can be observed in the pictures, the next-generation 125 Duke retains the same trellis frame but with a different design comprising extra crossbeams. This might help the bike with more rigidity and better handling dynamics. It also gets a new sub-frame that is longer along with a different swingarm design. Moreover, under the revised frame, there’s an engine support brace as well. Although the 125 Duke already handles pretty well, these changes might make it a notch better.
KTM might also execute some changes in the engine but that’s difficult to confirm as of now. The existing bike is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 14.3bhp and 12Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The hardware package is also premium with WP-sourced inverted forks and a monoshock along with ByBre braking setup.
Expect the next-gen KTM 125 Duke to be officially launched by early-2022 with a price tag much higher than the existing model that costs Rs 1,51,507 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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