KTM Duke 125

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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.

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