KTM could be planning to introduce the new 125 Duke in the international markets soon. The brand has been developing the motorcycle since 2021 evident from spy shots of the development mule that emerged on the internet last year. However, the pictures of the new-generation 125 Duke lead us to believe that the motorcycle could be near production-ready. The test mule reveals almost all the details of the new-generation motorcycle including the design and the equipment.
2023 KTM 125 Duke – Design Highlights
The new KTM 125 Duke will come with a sharp design language similar to the twin-cylinder Duke counterparts. The brand is likely to offer a dual split headlamp and a new design on the taillamp. The bike also appears to come with a larger fuel tank and bigger tank extensions with sharper ends. The bike also features a bulked up tail section and ergonomically designed seats. The 125 Duke is also likely to come with a new TFT display which could be a monochrome unit instead of a full-colour unit to save costs.
2023 KTM 125 Duke – Engine and Running Gear
While engine specifications are currently sparse the development mule reveals a new engine and engine hangers. This leads us to believe that the new-generation 125 Duke will come with more power and also adhere to the future emission norms. Sources also report that the Trellis frame also has more cross-beam reinforcements. The motorcycle is also likely to come with a new alloy wheel design similar to the new-generation KTM RC 390. The test mule also reveals a new swingarm, which is likely to be an asymmetric unit with an offset monoshock suspension.
Will it come to India?
KTM is likely to bring the new 125 Duke to the Indian market after it makes its debut in the international market. The brand is also likely to reveal the KTM Duke range in its new generation at the 2022 EICMA.