The baby Duke was introduced to the Indian market at an introductory price tag of INR 1.18 lakh. It had been the most affordable KTM on sale in the Indian market at its introductory price, and it still is by the way. Now, the price has been hiked by INR 6,835. The updated price will now be INR 1,24,998 ex-showroom Delhi.
The KTM Duke 125 is powered by a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with electronic fuel-injection system, which produces 14.5 HP of power @ 9250 RPM and 12 Nm of torque @ 8000 RPM coupled to a close ratio 6-speed transmission.
The chassis is a light weight steel trellis frame, which enables the rider maximum maneuverability and precision handling. Up front is a 43mm upside down fork and an adjustable progressive monoshock with preload at the rear which maximizes feedback from the road. The brakes consist of a 300mm front and a 230mm rear disc with single-channel ABS for exceptional stopping power.
It is designed similar to its elder brother the Duke 200, only differentiated by its body graphics. Most hardware remains the same on both the KTM Duke 125 and the Duke 200
KTM Duke 125 rivals the 200cc big boys such as the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Hero Xtreme 200R, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and also the newly launched 150cc-class Yamaha MT-15.