KTM Duke 125

Launch Date in India: 27 November 2018

Price in India: INR 1,18 lakhs (ex showroom, New Delhi)


The Austrian company – KTM, today has launch its smallest cc motorcycle in India named as “KTM Duke 125” which is a small version of the new KTM 200 Duke ABS with a 125cc engine. The bike has a fresh, aggressive graphics based on the same lines as Duke 200. For India, things have changed a little as the KTM has built the Duke 125 in the body of 200cc Duke to save few amount on the ex-showroom price tag. The new Duke 125 is manufactured in India.

Engine and Performance

The new KTM Duke 125 comes with an extended stylized tank cover which are visible up to the headlights. The fuel tank and its other aesthetic features give you a feel of a very impressive naked street bike. Duke 125 has a 124.7 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine which produce a maximum power of 14.5 PS at 9250 rpm and peak torque 12 Nm at 8000 rpm. The bike comes with 6-speed manual transmission. With such power packed performance in a 125 cc segment, the KTM Duke 125 produce a mileage of around 35-40 kmpl with a top speed of 120 kmph. It has fine technology to ensure a good user experience and control. It features an electric start, attractive split seat, pass light and pillion footrest.


KTM Duke 125’s dimensions measures 1993 mm of length, 789 mm of width, 1083 mm of height, ground clearance of 175 mm, 818 mm of seat height and a fuel tank capacity of 10.2 litres. It has a 300 mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper at front and 230 mm disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs at rear. Front tire size is of 110/70 R17 and rear has 150/60 R17.

KTM Duke 125



Outside India, KTM Duke 125 is available in White and Orange shades with a tubular base frame. The New Duke 125 comes with their standard street naked bike styling which the have in their earlier model, but with some new graphics and some sharp edge, it will surly make some head turns. The new KTM Duke 125 is the only bike in the 125 cc segment that has a TFT display screen (international spec model only, Indian version gets standard display). In India, Duke 125 will be available in three colors: Black, White and Orange.


The KTM Duke 125 comes with high-quality upside-down WP suspension at the front and Monoshock suspension at the rear. The shock absorber has a progressive spring, where pre-load is adjustable which provides a well-balanced suspension. It has some serious style quotient, with the tank graphics and design being a show stealer. As a fan of KTM, this small beast looks like a fair deal in the 125cc segment and also carries the royalty coming with the brand name.

KTM Duke 125 Side View

Competitors of KTM Duke 125

Yamaha MT-125

Price: INR 80,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Engine: 124.7 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
Maximum Power: 14.8 BHP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 12.4 NM @ 8000 rpm
Top Speed: 121 kmph

Honda CBR125R

Price: INR 80,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Engine: 124.7 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve SOHC single
Maximum Power: 13.1 Bhp @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 10.41 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Top Speed: 115 kmph

Specifications of KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125 
Engine Type1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
CoolingLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Displacement124.7 cc
Maximum Power14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
Maximum Torque12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
IgnitionContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
LubricationWet sump
Bore x Stroke58 mm x 47.2 mm
Number of Gears6
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Primary Gear Ratio22:72
Secondary Gear Ratio14:45
Length1993 mm
Width789 mm
Height1083 mm
Ground Clearance175 mm
Seat Height818 mm
Wheelbase1366 mm
Dry Weight141 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight148 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity10.2 litres
Front Brake300mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Rear Brake230mm disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)2-Channel ABS
FrontWP Suspension Up Side Down
RearWP Suspension Monoshock
Front Wheel Travel150 mm
Rear Wheel Travel150 mm
Front Tyre110/70 R17
Rear Tyre150/60 R17
Front Wheel17-inch
Rear Wheel17-inch
Wheel TypeAlloys