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KTM 125 Duke

KTM 125 Duke

1.76 Lakh
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KTM 125 Duke Overview

Engine Capacity-icon

Engine Capacity

124.7 CC

Mileage-icon

Mileage

34.5 KM/L

Fuel Tank Capacity-icon

Fuel Tank Capacity

10.2 L

Gears-icon

Gears

6 Speed

Body Type-icon

Body Type

Commuter

Base Variant-icon

Base Variant

STD BS VI

What's New?

The KTM 125 Duke is a sporty and agile motorcycle that was launched in India. It is part of the KTM Duke series, known for its high-performance bikes with striking design and cutting-edge technology. The 125 Duke is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine, which offers a balance of power and fuel efficiency. It delivers smooth and responsive performance, making it suitable for both urban commuting and spirited rides. The KTM 125 Duke is a dynamic and exciting motorcycle that combines performance, style, and advanced features. It is an ideal choice for riders who are looking for a sporty and versatile bike that offers a thrilling riding experience.

Key Highlights:

Ex Showroom Price

₹ 1,78,984 Onwards

Class

Roadster

Mileage

46.92 KM/L

Fuel Capacity

11 L

No. of gears

6

Type of engine

Single-Cylinder

Cubic Capacity

124.7cc

Headlight Type

LED

Instrument Cluster

Digital

Seat height

822 mm

Weight

159 Kgs

Colours

Electronic Orange, Ceramic White

Similar Models

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Yamaha MT 15.

Specifications & Features

Explore an in-depth overview of the KTM 125 Duke specifications and features, offering comprehensive details on its engine, fuel efficiency, mileage, brakes, max power, and tyre. Additionally, gain insights into the bike's advanced safety features.

Engine CC

124.7 CC

Fuel

Petrol

Mileage

34.5 KM/L

Brakes

Disc/Disc

Max Torque

12.00 Nm

Max Power

14.30 bhp

Tyre

110/70-R17/ 150/60-R17

  • c&b iconABS
  • c&b iconEngine Kill Switch
  • c&b iconGear Indicator
  • c&b iconFuel Warning Indicator
  • c&b iconFuel Gauge
  • c&b iconPass Light

KTM 125 Duke Expert Review

8.1
c&b expert Rating
design
8.0
safety
8.0
comfort
9.0
performance
8.0
significance
9.0
value for money
8.3
fuel consumption
6.5

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Pros

  • Sharp Styling
  • Premium components and build
  • Dynamic handling
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Cons

  • Pricey for its performance
  • Stiff suspension
  • Rivals offer better value
Verdict

The 125 Duke offers similar road presence, fantastic road manners and a suitably entertaining personality for young riders to hone their skills to graduate to bigger and more performance oriented bikes. And being a 125 cc, it may well be passed off as a relatively 'safe' option, at least while convincing the parent. Considering the KTM 200 Duke is at least ₹ 30,000 more expensive, the 125 Duke certainly offers a relatively affordable and accessible entry into the KTM family.


Introduction

KTM has taken some time to go ahead, revamp and unify the appearance of its Duke range here in India. Having done this facelift, KTM finally puts an end to its first-gen styling of Duke that debuted back in 2012,and has modified it into the 390s design which is integral to the 125. This revision, however, is not essentially cosmetic, but incorporates a host of utilitarian refinements too. KTM should be known for endowing this sharp styling to the Duke Bikes, which was launched on the 390 model. It offers an incredible road presence and road manners, flaunting an entertaining personality for riders who look forward to a thrilling on-road experience. 

How is the design? 

The KTM 125 Duke is a properly proportionate, street-naked bike having similar dimensions as its older sibling, the KTM 200 Duke. The wheels, chassis, instrument cluster, body panels and suspension setup are mostly shared with the 200 Duke. The 125, however, misses out on the regular split-LED headlamp which was a signature aspect on KTM’s higher capacity range of Dukes. The halogen unit, however, has remained the same. The rear end and the pointy, sharp extension of the tank provide an overall aggressive stance. Most of its cosmetic elements, such as the engine cowl or the radiator shrouds, have undergone some modifications. The styling template of the bike is inclusive of the modern 390 inspired design. However, the old model is still offered in India for sustaining competitive prices. The new fuel tank also got some updates and contributes to the overall aggressive appearance of the bike. 

How is the performance?

What remains almost the same is the liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC, 124.77 cc engine that propels the KTM 125 Duke by dishing out 14.30 bhp of power at 9250 RPM and 12 Nm of peak torque. This model performs reasonably well but with a kerb weight 159 kg it is slower with a pick-up speed of 0 to 100 kmph in 21.3 sec than the model it replaces. However, this bike feels decently fun, thrilling and peppy in usual traffic until the road opens up and the deficits can be noticed. It efficiently revs through all the six gears, but this bike’s speedo accelerates noticeably slower than its tacho. The smaller engine of the bike will restrain from building speed without a couple of downshifts. Luckily, the chassis is quite qualified to carry the momentum. The 43 mm monoshock and USD fork, the 300 mm disc brake at the front and the 150-section tyre at the rear makes it go beyond limit without stress. The suspension offers the same feedback and while it is naturally firm, it does not feel uncomfortable either. The single channel ABS do its braking duty and the MRFs inspire confidence. 

How does the KTM 125 Duke ride? 

The super outright frantic character that KTM bikes are known for is noticeably lacking in the new KTM 125 Duke. Tall gearing is apparent in the 6th gear but there is a lack of power when the rider has to accelerate quickly, demanding one or two downshifts for getting back the engine into its powerband. At 60 kmph on the sixth gear, its tacho hovers a little above 5000 rpm, and 100 kmph is attained a little above 8000 rpm. This bike does not keep up with the riding standard of the known KTM bikes. However, on long hauls, especially, this bike rides smoothly and gives a calming experience. The engine feels seamless both on highways and in city traffic and contributes to a fatigue-free ride. On level roads, however, this bike will not achieve its top speed. 

How comfortable is the KTM 125 Duke? 

The KTM 125 Duke has been given a saddle height of nearly 2.68 feet which makes it comfortable for even a rider having a height of 5 feet. The riding posture is not aggressive and can provide prolonged posture without causing pain to the shoulders, spine or wrist. However, the seat has this firmness, especially the rider’s half. One can travel for 40 minutes at a stretch without feeling the hardness of the seat but beyond it, the ride becomes a little uncomfortable and the back muscle is strained. It is, however, a good bike for commuting every day. 

How's the tech? 

This bike is propelled by a liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC, 124.77 cc engine that propels the KTM 125 Duke by dishing out 14.30 bhp of power at 9250 RPM and 12 Nm of peak torque. It has single channel ABS and disc brakes on both the front and the rear. There is an engine-kill switch and pass lights. The console is fully digital. 

How's the mileage of the KTM 125 Duke? 

The KTM 125 Duke can give a mileage of 34.5 KMPL which is pretty good for everyday use. However, on highways and level roads it can achieve a mileage of about 40 KMPL. It gives a similar mileage as its older siblings. 

Is the KTM 125 Duke good value for money? 

This bike is priced at Rs 176,000 and at this price one can expect a dual-channel ABS and this is unfortunately missing in this bike. But this bike is well equipped and looks pretty good but also significantly heavier and costlier than the previous models. However, this hike is expected and justified due to its upgrade to BS6 and the major changes given to it. In fact, it costs more than the powerful 200 cc bikes offered by the other brands. It is however a good choice if one just wants to own a KTM bike without bothering about its manic performance. 

How is the after sales service? 

KTM news to extend its network of service hubs across the country. It offers the first three services for free for the KTM 125 Duke. The first one can be availed after 1 month since the purchase date or 1000 km, the second one after 5 months or 8500 km, and the third one after 9 months or 16000 km. The following services are chargeable. The service and maintenance charges are pretty high. 

Which motorbikes compete in this segment? 

The popular comparisons of KTM 125 Duke in this category are the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Revolt RV 400, Yamaha R 15 S and Bajaj Pulsar NS160. 

Verdict (Value for money)

Although the KTM 125 Duke is good for commuting through city traffic every day, this bike is more expensive than some of the 200 cc bikes by other brands. This bike also lacks the expected performance of KTM. From this standpoint, this bike is not a good value for money. 

KTM 125 Duke Price List (Variant Wise)

KTM 125 Duke price starting from 1.76 Lakh. KTM offers 125 Duke in 1 variants.

Variants

Ex-Showroom Price

125 Duke STD BS VI
Starts at
₹ 1.76 Lakh
Petrol, 34.5 KM/L, 124.7 CC

KTM 125 Duke EMI Calculator

Ex-Showroom Price
₹ 1.76 L

Loan Amount

1.76 L

17600

176000

Duration (3 years)

3 years

EMI ₹ 5,803
For 3 Year @11.5%* Interest Rate

*Interest rate may vary subject to your credit score.

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KTM 125 Duke On-Road Price In India

Explore KTM 125 Duke pricing in India's major cities. KTM 125 Duke price starts from 1.76 Lakh.

CityOn-Road Price
New Delhi₹ 1,86,155
Mumbai₹ 1,91,435
Bangalore₹ 2,00,235
Hyderabad₹ 1,94,955
Chennai₹ 1,93,195
Kolkata₹ 1,82,240
Pune₹ 1,91,435
Mysore₹ 2,00,206
Chandigarh₹ 1,86,126
Ahmedabad₹ 1,89,675
Lucknow₹ 1,91,406
Agra₹ 1,91,406
Jaipur₹ 1,86,126
Nagpur₹ 1,91,406
Bhubaneswar₹ 1,87,886

KTM 125 Duke Mileage

34.50
KM/L
7 %
Better mileage than otherCommuter
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KTM 125 Duke Colours

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KTM 125 Duke is available in 2 different colors namely Orange & White.

User Reviews on KTM 125 Duke

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Quick Compare With KTM 125 Duke Competitors

KTM 125 Duke
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Ex-Showroom Price
₹ 1.76 Lakh₹ 1.31 - 1.48 Lakh₹ 1.4 - 1.45 Lakh₹ 1.79 Lakh₹ 1.81 - 1.86 Lakh₹ 1.67 - 1.73 Lakh
C&B Expert Rating
8.1
7.9
8.1
N/A
7.8
8.1
Engine CC
124.7 CC199.5 CC197.8 CC249.0 CC124.7 CC155.0 CC
Gears
6 Gears6 Gears5 Gears5 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Mileage
34.5 KM/L35.00 Km/L32.00 Km/L0.00 Km/L41.30 Km/L48.00 Km/L
Max Torque
12.00 bhp18.30 Nm16.80 Nm17.00 Nm12.00 Nm14.10 Nm
Max Power
14.30 Nm23.17 bhp20.20 bhp17.40 bhp14.75 bhp18.00 bhp
Brakes
Disc/DiscPetal Disc with floating caliper (Front) / Petal Disc with floating caliper (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake Disc (Front) / Single-piston floating calliper, brake Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.2 L12.0 L12.0 L14.0 L10.0 L10.0 L
Colour Count
223046
Detailed Comparision
125 Duke vs Pulsar 200 NS125 Duke vs Apache RTR 200 4V125 Duke vs SRC 250125 Duke vs RC 125125 Duke vs MT-15 V2.0

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KTM 125 Duke FAQs

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  • The KTM Duke 125 has an engine displacement of 124.7cc. This single-cylinder engine is designed to provide a balance of power and efficiency, making it an ideal choice for new riders and commuters. The engine is liquid-cooled, ensuring optimal performance even in hot weather conditions.
  • The maximum power output of the KTM Duke 125 is 15 hp at 9,500 rpm. This power output is comparable to other motorcycles in its class, such as the Yamaha MT-125 and the Honda CB125R. The power output is optimized to ensure that the bike has sufficient power for both urban and highway riding.
  • The top speed of the KTM Duke 125 is around 120 km/h. The bike is designed to perform well at high speeds, with a top-quality suspension system and aerodynamic design that reduces drag and increases stability. The bike can maintain its top speed even on hilly terrain and can accelerate quickly to reach high speeds.
  • The KTM 125 Duke is powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with a displacement of 124.7 cc.
  • The maximum power output of the KTM Duke 125 is 14.5 hp (11 kW) at 9,500 RPM.
  • The KTM Duke 125 uses a state-of-the-art fuel injection system that ensures efficient combustion and lower emissions. The system also helps to provide smooth power delivery and better throttle response.
  • The overall design style of the KTM Duke 125 is aggressive and sporty. It has sharp lines and angles, with a bold, angular fuel tank and sharp, edgy bodywork.
  • The KTM Duke 125 differs from its predecessor, the KTM Duke 200, in several ways. The Duke 125 has a smaller, more compact design with a shorter wheelbase, lower seat height, and a smaller fuel tank. The Duke 125 also has a single-channel ABS system, while the Duke 200 has a dual-channel ABS system.
  • The color options available for the KTM Duke 125 depend on the market, but typically include bold, eye-catching colors such as orange, white, and black.