The KTM 125 Duke has been officially launched. KTM says that the motorcycle will be available from today across all KTM showrooms in India and the bike is set to be available in the Nepalese market in the coming months. The street naked motorcycle is one of the largest selling products in KTM Nepal’s portfolio. The bookings for the KTM 125 Duke had already begun about a month ago. The KTM 125 Duke was first introduced in November 2018 but the bike is yet to be launched in Nepal. The biggest change it has received is the new-age KTM styling which is identical to the new 200 Duke.
The 125 Duke gets a 124.7 cc single-cylinder motor which makes 14.3 bhp at 9,250 rpm and peak torque of 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, the Duke gets ABS as standard fitment. While the bike gets a 300 mm disc up front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. Some of the segment first features on the KTM 125 Duke are a trellis frame, Aluminium swingarm, 43 mm upside down forks at the front and at the rear is a 10-step adjustable monoshock. The KTM 125 Duke is the most affordable offering from KTM at the moment.
The overall length of the KTM 125 Duke is 1,993 mm and it has width of 789 mm along with a height of 1083 mm. The KTM 125 Duke has a ground clearance of 175 mm and has a seat height of 818 mm. Moreover, the size of the fuel tank has also increased from 10.5 litres to 13.5 litres and it has a kerb weight of 148 kg. Apart from the 200 Duke aesthetically are the new colour options which include Electronic Orange and Ceramic White. The 125 Duke will be offered with halogen headlight and LED DRLs just like the 200 and 250 Duke.
At present, it is one of the most powerful and promises to be a fun-to-ride motorcycle in the 125 cc segment. For those who are looking to buy a performance-oriented 125 cc ride, this could be the perfect buy. Now talking about the price the 2021 KTM 125 Duke is more expensive than its closest rival, the Yamaha MT 15. Once launched in Nepal, it will be the most affordable motorcycle from KTM. For the latest auto news in Nepal, follow nepalautotrader.com on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.