Launched in November last year, the KTM 125 Duke has received its first price hike. The entry-level KTM, which was used to retail at INR 1,18,163, has now been priced at INR 1,24,998 (+INR 6,835) – all prices ex-showroom Delhi. Regular readers would know that it comes with single-channel ABS that works with an anti-lift system to stop the back wheel from lifting under hard braking.
The 125 Duke has clocked decent sales figures and outsold its siblings on two occasions in the past. Check out its sales performance against the rest of the KTM motorcycles in the country in the table below:
|KTM 125 Duke||457||2,414||1,402||3,014|
|KTM 200 Duke||2,096||925||1,946||2,053|
|KTM 250 Duke||377||135||308||343|
|KTM 390 Duke||239||106||279||289|
Unlike the international model, the Indian-spec KTM 125 Duke carries forward the styling of the previous generation model and the current 200 Duke. The reason behind going for the old design was to keep the price competitive. However, unlike some of its rivals, KTM has not traded the hardware specifications to cut the costs. Thus, the India-spec KTM 125 Duke comes with features like the trellis frame, aluminium swingarm and 43 mm upside-down telescopic forks.
The 125 Duke features a 124.7 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. Paired with a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to deliver 14.5 PS of power at 9,250 revs and 12 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. Stopping power comes from disc brakes on both wheels, while the safety net of single-channel ABS, as mentioned above, comes as standard.
The KTM 125 Duke motorcycle competes with the likes of Yamaha MT-15, FZ-25 and TVS Apache RTR200 4V. Even after the price increase, it retails at a lower tag than its direct rival Yamaha MT-15, which costs INR 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).