First impression?  How KTM has made a Duke looks incredibly similar to its big brother Duke 690 for
price of above 1 lacs. It shares the same WP 4mm upside down forks, machined swingarm which is aliuminium and raidal
front brake. KTM has adopted golaith – David approach manufacturing partnership with Bajaj Motors. Design and
Development was carried out in Austria and assembled in India.

The Engine is completely new with DOHC 4 Stroke , which pumps out 15 BHP and is euro regulation friendly. Added with Balance Shaft with smooths out any vibration for engine. The amazing this is that the motor easily rev all the way to 10,000 RPM’s redline. The super slick gear box was smooth. The tall ones would find some trouble as seat offers little room and even foot pegs gets in way requiring a novice style visual search. The chassis is agile.

The CG is fine and the exhaust is under slung type and hidden away in front of swing arm which makes pin sharp handling.

As youngster dont feel patronised the DUKE 125 feels like a big  bike. KTM would provide range of color options to put spin on basic look.  The top speed comes around 65mph, but believe me it fun rather than frustration.

The bike would really be heavy for yamaha fz series, as would surely perform better. The price tag would be app 1 Lac but we aspect to be a bit lower than that.


Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 125 cm³
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm
Performance 11 kW (15 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio 22:72
Secondary gear ratio 14:45
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan


Frame Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel Front 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with two-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter Front 280 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” (520) O?Ring
Steering head angle 65°
Wheel base 1,361±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 170 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 810 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10.5 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 125 kg


One Response to “KTM DUKE 125 IN INDIA”

  1. May 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    This is good news. I wanted to buy this since long.

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