KTM 125 Duke gets its first price hike

04/04/2019 - 14:30 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

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.

Ktm 125 Duke Right Front Quarter
The KTM 125 Duke has received its first price hike since its launch in November 2018. The Austrian naked roadster is INR 6,835 costlier now.

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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:

Model November December January February
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.

Ktm 125 Duke Rear Left Quarter Profile
The 125 Duke has outsold other KTM motorcycles in the Indian market on two occasions since its launch in November 2018. In February, KTM sold 3,014 units - the highest number since launch.

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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).

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