India, April 4, 2019: KTM India's most affordable offering has just received a price increase for the new financial year. The KTM 125 Duke is now more expensive by Rs. 6800, and is now priced at Rs. 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The KTM 125 Duke was launched late last year, the bike was introduced at a price of Rs. 1.18 lakh, which incidentally was also the asking price for the KTM 200 Duke when it was launched way back in 2012.
In terms of design, the European spec Duke is based on the 390 Duke, but in India, it is based on the 200 Duke. Built around the trellis frame, the bike gets USD forks upfront and a monoshock suspension setup at the rear. Braking is handled by discs at both ends and single-channel ABS as standard with rear wheel lift protection.
The KTM 125 Duke is the most powerful offering in the 125 cc segment, and actually competes with a host of other offerings including the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, and the newly launched Yamaha MT-15. Power on the bike comes from the 124.7 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine tuned for 14.5PS at 9250rpm and 12Nm at 8000rpm. The motor is paired with a six-speed gearbox.