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Remember FB Mondial? Their Piega 125 is a KTM 125 Duke rival

Written by Rohit Tonapi

FB Mondial has taken the cover off its Piega 125 street naked motorcycle for the international markets. The Piega 125 derives its name from the company’s flagship superbike. FB Mondial’s flagship superbike used to use Honda’s SP1 V-Twin engine. The designer behind the Piega 125 is also the same as the one for Suzuki’s Katana, Rodolfo Frascoli.

The Italian brand FB Mondial came to India through Kinetic-owned MotoRoyale showrooms. However, it didn’t stay for long. Hence, there is no chance we’ll get to see the bike on Indian roads.

FB Mondial Piega 125 – Design Highlights

The FB Mondial Piega 125 gets a rather unconventional design. At the front, you have vertically stacked LED headlights in a protruding headlight cowl and gold-coloured forks. On the other hand, the rear has a very sharp and minimalistic design. The tail of the bike looks clean as the number plate is mounted on the swingarm. Another interesting bit is the gills and aero wings on the tank of the motorcycle. FB Mondial says they are functional. However, we have our doubts.

FB Mondial Piega 125 – Technical Specifications

Powering the Piega 125 is a 124cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The motor produces 14.8 BHP and 10.5 Nm of torque. In comparison, the Duke 125 produces 14.5 BHP and 12 Nm of torque. Hence, the Piega has slightly more power but less torque than the Duke 125. However, the Piega 125 has a clear advantage when it comes to weight. It tips the scales at 135 kg against KTM’s 159 kg. 

As for suspension, it uses 40mm upside-down forks with 97mm of wheel travel. At the back, it gets a non-adjustable monoshock. As for braking, it uses a 4-piston radially-mounted calliper and a 280mm disc at the front. For the rear, the bike gets a single-piston floating calliper and a 220mm disc brake. Additionally, it also gets a single-channel ABS. 

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