KTM is an Austrian motorcycle brand famous for its ability to produce ‘ready-to-race’ street motorcycles and track-only bikes. The brand is also known for producing single-cylinder, high-revving engines that deliver impressive power and torque outputs.
KTM has a strong presence in India. It offers a wide product range popular among bikers of all age groups. The latest addition to the KTM range of bikes available in India is the smashing hit KTM Duke 125.
This post will share the many reasons why a 125 CC motorcycle is so popular among Indian bike enthusiasts.
Here goes –
- The 125 CC Duke has priced Lenders are offering aggressively at INR ₹1.51 lakhs – ₹1.72 lakhs* – ex-showroom.
- It is powered by a 124.7 CC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor.
- The engine produces best in class power and torque figures. They stand at 14.5 BHP (at 9500 RPM) and 12Nm (at 8000 RPM).
- The KTM Duke 125 is equipped with a 6-speed transmission. It is the only 125 CC motorcycle currently on offer in India with six gears. The extra gear allows the bike to make the most out of its powerful motor. It also allows the rider to ride the 125 CC Duke at cruising speeds.
- The 125 CC Duke shares all the best technological and mechanical bits with its bigger siblings. For instance, the front brake calliper is radially mounted. On top of this, the calliper comes with four opposed pistons!
- It also comes equipped with a digital instrument cluster that looks cool. The instrument cluster offers all the information a rider needs.
- Lastly, the bike comes with two dual-tone colour options. They are white + black and orange + white.
Why did KTM launch the 125 CC Duke?
KTM bikes in India, since their introduction a few years back, garnered a huge fan base. But as the years went by, most KTMs slowly began to remain out of reach from the common mass. This was the result of the hike in the MSRPs of the bikes – an unavoidable scenario. KTM wanted to make its bikes safer for Indian riders. This is why; they started offering ABS as standard OEM standard equipment. It resulted in price hikes.
People running KTM’s Indian branch chose to introduce a 125 CC Duke to hold on to the market share.
The 125 CC Duke is a smashing hit, and for the right reasons –
- The bike is equipped with the fabled Trellis frame.
- It comes with a racing-inspired swing-arm
- It is equipped with a WP upside-down front fork suspension unit.
- It has a WP adjustable mono-shock suspension unit for the back wheel.
- The KTM Duke 125 has a 300 mm front disc brake and a 230 mm rear disc brake.
- It comes equipped with a single-channel ABS as OEM standard equipment.
- It has seventeen-inch alloy wheels.
- The tire profile for the front wheel is 110-section.
- The tire profile for the rear wheel is 150-section, and both tires are MRF Revz tyres.
- It is equipped with a 10.2-litre fuel tank, and it can return a mileage of 40 KMPL.
- It has a kerb weight of just 148kg.
Buying a KTM Duke 125 is way better than investing in a 150, 160 or 180 CC motorcycle. The cost of ownership of the bike is low. On top of that, it is also a fuel-efficient vehicle as it has a mileage of 40 KMPL!
Furthermore, countless lenders in India offer low-interest rates on bike loans for KTM bikes. Heck! Lenders are offering no-down-payment loans that allow a person to take their 125 Duke home in no time!
For more details, consult the spokesperson of an authorised KTM dealership is strongly advised.