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:

ModelKTM 125 DukeYamaha MT-15
Engine124.71 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve155 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve with Variable Valve Actuation
Max Power15.2 PS @ 9,250 rpm19.3 PS @ 10,000 rpm
Max Torque12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
Transmission6-speed6-speed with Assist & Slipper Clutch
ABSSingle-channelSingle-channel
Front SuspensionUpside-down forksConventional forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Kerb Weight148 kg138 kg
HeadlightHalogenFull LED
BlinkersLEDConventional
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)INR 1.30 lakhINR 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:

MonthSales
November 2018 (Launched on November 26, 2018)457
December 20182,414
January 20191,402
February 20193,014
March 20193,069
April 20192,199

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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