2017 KTM 125 DUKE £4099

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FUEL 13.4 litres @ 47.1mpg = 178.6 range WEIGHT 137kg (dry) POWER 15bhp TORQUE 9ft lb RIDER: Maria Val­lahis A 125 new­bie, MT-125 owner, to be hon­est... yearn­ing for a big­ger bike. HEIGHT 5ft 3in WEIGHT 53kg maria.val­lahis@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

So I braved the A1(M) again, but this time down south to London. The smell of fumes slowly build and be­fore I knew it I’m in the thick of London’s mess. Un­sure and con­stantly check­ing whether I can use the bus lane, be­ing over­taken by sev­eral scoot­ers who are nip­ping in and out of traf­fic, stand­ing out as a com­plete new­bie, I fi­nally make it to Alexan­dra Palace. This bike was made for the city; it feels light, nippy and a breath of fresh air. I don’t want to leave, but sadly, back on the A1 (M) we go. Ready once again to strug­gle with the slopes of the mo­tor­way that slow the KTM down.

The KTM makes Maria smile in the city

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