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2021 KTM 125 Duke to launch in India with new body style soon

Written by Nizam Shaikh

At the beginning of 2020, KTM launched the new generation, 200 Duke, in the Indian market with the new-generation design following the line of the 250 Duke. But the KTM 125 Duke was left with the old shape similar to the one that the brand made its debut in the Indian market. Now, KTM plans to upgrade the 125 Duke with the next-generation stylings similar to the current 200 Duke. 

According to a media report, the majority of the parts are likely to be borrowed from the current-generation 200 Duke giving it the new sharp styling. The headlamp, fuel tank, tank cowling, side panels, tail cowling and even the instruments cluster are likely to be borrowed from the 200 Duke. The main differentiation factor could only be the ‘125’ moniker and its colour themes. 

The KTM 125 Duke is expected to come with an Orange chassis, White fuel tank, Orange tank extensions, Black headlamp shrouds, a White over a Black tail section, Black front fender and Black alloy wheels. The subframe is also finished in Black. The KTM 200 Duke, on the other hand, comes with a Black painted chassis and Orange subframe along with a Black chassis and White subframe as well as Orange painted wheels. 

Due to the new design the fuel tank capacity is expected to be larger than before also increasing its kerb weight. However, the mechanical bits are expected to remain the same. The KTM 125 Duke will be powered by a BS6 emission-compliant 124.7cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-Valve DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection that produces 14.5 PS of power and 12 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The cycle parts are also likely to remain the same and the 125 Duke is expected to come with a split steel trellis frame with 43mm diameter WP upside-down front forks and a WP monoshock suspension on the rear. The braking components are also likely to remain the same and the 125 Duke is likely to come with a single 300mm disc on the front with a 4-piston radially mounted calliper and a 230mm disc with a single-piston floating calliper on the rear equipped with a Bosch single-channel ABS for safety.

The 2021 KTM 125 Duke is expected to arrive at KTM Dealerships by the end of December and reports suggest that the bookings on the motorcycle have already opened.