KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125 ABS Launched, Priced At ₹ 1.18 lakh

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The KTM Duke 125 version comes with anti-lock brakes

KTM recently launched the 2019 KTM Duke 125 ABS (anti-lock braking system) in India. The entry-level sports bike comes with a price-tag of ₹ 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly launched KTM Duke 125 gets the ABS system supplied by Bosch. The smallest Duke is available in three color options for fuel tank namely Orange, White, and Black.

KTM Duke 125
KTM Duke 125

The Austrian bike-maker KTM has finally unveiled the 125cc Duke in India It is the first 125cc motorcycle to offer the ABS version in India. However, for Rs 118,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is the most expensive motorcycle in the 125cc segment. The company has 450 showrooms across India. KTM Duke 125 borrows its styling from the KTM 200 Duke in India. The Indian version looks very similar to KTM 200 Duke. The only visual difference between the 125cc and 200c Duke is the redesigned graphics.

KTM Duke 125 Engine & Power:

The naked-street sports bike gets power from a 124.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, EFI engine. This engine produces a max power of 14.5hp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The powertrain is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the slipper clutch is missing. The new motorcycle also comes with a single-channel ABS unit similar to the 200 Duke. Thus, makes it the first 125cc motorcycle in India to feature.

The bike also borrows many components from its elder sibling – the 200 Duke. They include a trellis frame, 43mm USD fork, and an adjustable mono-shock. All these features are standard on 125 Duke and are segment-first features in the Indian market. The seat height is 818mm.

KTM Duke 125 has no direct rivals in this segment. However, form the price point, it takes on the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs 112,000), TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS (Rs 111,000) and Yamaha R15 V3.0 (Rs 127,000) ex-show, Delhi.

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