KTM Duke 125 gets another, INR 5,000 price hike

04/06/2019 - 19:20 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

KTM has announced another price hike for its entry-level model, the 125 Duke. This time, the retail price has gone up by INR 5,000.

Ktm 125 Duke Left Front Quarter Profile
With the new price hike of INR 5,000, the entry-level KTM model in the Indian market retails at INR 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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The KTM 125 Duke was launched in India at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 1,18,163* and received its first price hike in April 2019. Then, the hike was of INR 6,835, leading to a price tag of INR 1,24,998*. About 10 days later, the entire KTM line-up in India saw a price revision, and at that time, the entry-level model's price increased by INR 250 to INR 1,25,248*. Now, with the INR 5,000 raise, the motorcycle now retails at approximately INR 1,30,248*

The new price brings the Austrian naked roadster closer to its 155 cc Japanese rival, the Yamaha MT-15, which is available at INR 1.36 lakh*. The 125 Duke packs a smaller and less capable engine compared to the MT-15. However, the hardware specifications give the Made-in-India Austrian roadster a premium look. Check out the performance numbers of both motorcycles below:

Model KTM 125 Duke Yamaha MT-15
Engine 124.71 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve 155 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve with Variable Valve Actuation
Max Power 15.2 PS @ 9,250 rpm 19.3 PS @ 10,000 rpm
Max Torque 12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm 14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed 6-speed with Assist & Slipper Clutch
ABS Single-channel Single-channel
Front Suspension Upside-down forks Conventional forks
Rear Suspension Monoshock Monoshock
Kerb Weight 148 kg 138 kg
Headlight Halogen Full LED
Blinkers LED Conventional
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) INR 1.30 lakh INR 1.36 lakh

The 125 Duke has delivered promising sales performance since its launch in November 2018. Check out the sales performance in the table below:

Month Sales
November 2018 (Launched on November 26, 2018) 457
December 2018 2,414
January 2019 1,402
February 2019 3,014
March 2019 3,069
April 2019 2,199

The KTM 125 Duke has received a major upgrade in the international market, but the Indian-spec version gets the styling and features of the previous generation model for a lower price. It misses out on the 390 Duke inspired styling, Bluetooth enabled TFT display and full LED headlight. While the international model gets a bolted sub-frame, our version uses a welded sub-frame. Anchoring department includes a disc brake on both wheels as standard.

The 125 Duke is targeted to young buyers who are looking for an entry-level performance motorcycle with appealing looks. The 125 Duke will be soon joined by its fully-faired sibling, the RC125.

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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