KTM Duke 125
The KTM Company has launched its smallest segment bike – Duke 125 in India on 27 November 2018. It is India’s first 125cc bike with a fluid cooled motor. The bike is the most moderate offering from the organization but it is the most costly bike in 125cc section.
Engine & Transmission
The KTM Duke 125 is a 124.7cc, 4 valve, fluid cooled engine, which produces crest intensity of 14.3 bhp at 9,250rpm and 12 Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The motor is equipped with a balancer shaft and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Which works with the assistance of mechanically activated wet multi-disc plate.
Performance & Handling
The bike has a smooth moving 6-speed gearbox for ideal power transmission. It will fulfill a great deal of purchasers who might want to utilize it on the daily basis drive and in-city obligations, with even the infrequent long rides. The motor is exceptionally refined and gets more intense as the revs construct. Grip performs well with entirely usable delicate activity guaranteeing smooth power conveyance. The bike feels light and agile at tight turns and corners.
The bike comes equipped with modified forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the back offers a magnificent ride quality and well comfortable for Indian streets.
Styling & Comfort
The Duke 125 looks strong and powerful. It obtains styling signs from the KTM Duke 200. It highlights split headlamps with projector lights, LED DRLs, striking alloys, and side mounted fumes which accompanies exceptional three chambers with exhaust system. The bike utilizes a trellis-outline which also found in other KTM bikes.
As far as measurements, the bike offers ground clearance of 175mm and accompanies an aggregate Kerb load of 148 kg. Where the seat structure remains at 820 mm like the duke 200.
The bike has a high caliber and ergonomic seat which is agreeable and furthermore strong. The quality of the switchgear and palm holds is first class. The impeccably positioned footpegs and handlebars lessen exhaustion and give the rider comfortable riding position. The fuel tank is designed well to hold effortlessly with thighs.
The Speedometer of Duke 125 has a tremendous measure of data within reach. The completely advanced unit lets you know everything like the fuel measure, eco-friendliness, speed, tachometer, two trip meters, odometer, separation to exhaust, time and even service interim time. And, its presentation falls in rider’s line of vision effectively.
Braking & Safety
As far as security includes, the Duke 125 has 280mm disc at the front and 230mm disc at the back. The bike offers single-channel ABS as standard for extra braking help.
KTM hasn’t declared the fuel efficiency of Duke 125. Highlighting a 125cc motor, the bike should restore a mileage of 40-45 kmpl.