KTM Duke 125
Excitement can also be doled out in small packages. that is, perhaps, the idea behind ktm’s latest launch, the 125 duke. this motorcycle is now the smallest of the ktms on offer in the country and the austrian manufacturers claim that it is similar to its siblings that have already left an impression on the Indian two-wheeler market. the smallest ktm in India is priced at rs 1.18 lakh (exshowroom), which makes it the most expensive 125 in the country.
design-wise, the 125 duke looks almost identical to the larger 200 duke except for the tank graphics. a liquidcooled, single-pot, 124.7-cc engine is housed within a trellis frame. It produces 14.5 ps at 9,250 rpm and a peak torque of 12 nm at 8,000 rpm. power is regulated via a sixspeed gearbox. the fuel-tank has a capacity of 10.2 litres and the motorcycle weighs 148 kg (kerb), which is on the heavier side for a 125-cc motorcycle.
the suspension is handled by a usd fork at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear while the 17-inch wheels are shod with a 110/70 radial at the front and a 150/60 radial at the rear. Braking is taken care of by a 300-mm disc up front and a 230-mm disc at the rear, both supplemented with ABS.