KTM has just increased the price of its most affordable, and most recent offering in the country – the KTM 125 Duke. The 125 Duke is now priced at Rs 1,24,998 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), a hike of Rs 6,835 over the Rs 1.18 lakh introductory price tag the bike came with. The updated on-road Delhi price is now Rs 1,43,430.
Unlike the international-spec 125 Duke, the one for India is styled like the 200 Duke and not the 390 Duke. To visually distinguish both the motorcycles, the 125 features redesigned graphics.
Powering the bike is a 124.7cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC motor producing 14.5hp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The underpinnings are also similar to its 200cc sibling, with a trellis frame, 43mm USD fork and an adjustable monoshock available as standard. Braking hardware consists of a 300mm single-disc brake at the front and a 230mm unit at the rear. The 125 Duke features a single-channel ABS unit similar to the 200 Duke.
The baby KTM is currently the most powerful and premium 125cc motorcycle on sale in India. While it may not have any direct rivals, its pricing results in it competing against larger displacement bikes like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS (Rs 1.11 lakh) and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs 1.12 lakh) in our two-wheeler space. The increased price tag also means it sits much closer to the recently launched Yamaha MT-15 (Rs 1.36 lakh).
All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.
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