Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

Scan – see – think – act.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

    KTM has launched the smallest Duke in India. The KTM 125 Duke has been launched in India at a price of INR 1.18 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). KTM states that the motorcycle will be available across all KTM showrooms in the country starting today.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Duke 125 1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	76.3 KB
ID:	2002623

    The baby Duke gets a 124.7cc single-cylinder engine. It makes 14.3 Ps of power and 12 Nm of torque with the former arriving at 9,250 rpm and the latter at 8000 rpm. The engine is predictably mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The chassis is the tried, trusted and honed trellis frame which should ensure positive handling like the bigger Dukes. It also gets an aluminum swingarm and USD forks (43mm) upfront. Rear suspension is a 10-step adjustable monoshock. Braking is handled by a 300 mm disc on the front wheel and a 230mm disc at the rear. ABS is a standard fitment.

    Where the styling of the international model is inspired by the Duke 390, Indian version of the 125 Duke is inspired by the Duke 200 in the styling department. The 125 Duke comes with segment leading features and is now the most powerful motorcycle in the 125cc segment here in India. But with that comes the price which also makes it the costliest 125cc motorcycle in India.
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 11-26-2018, 02:52 PM.

  • #2
    Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

    Isn't that too much of a premium to ask for a 125cc bike?
    I forsee the cost to be a big prohibitive factor in this bikes sales figures.
    What do you guys think?

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

      A bit disappointing that its not modeled after the 390.

      But ABS is standard which is good. I was expecting them to exploit the system and install just CBS
      For My Gixxer Related videos: Click HERE

      Join My Facebook Suzuki Gixxer Group
      : Click Here

      [My Motorcycles]
      2013 - 2016: Honda Activa
      2016 - Current:
      Suzuki GSX150F

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

        Duke 125, a more accessible KTM for the squids eh?

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

          Originally posted by Throttlefreak View Post
          Duke 125, a more accessible bike for the squids eh?
          The pricing will just make it less competitive to sell. I was exacting it to be within ₹1L (ex-showroom), since it's not modeled after Duke 390.
          [My Motorcycles]

          2019 - Honda xBlade Non-ABS (2018)

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

            Originally posted by Bismaya View Post
            The pricing will just make it less competitive to sell. I was exacting it to be within ₹1L (ex-showroom), since it's not modeled after Duke 390.
            Even the weight is identical to the 200. Well done KTM!

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

              Originally posted by Throttlefreak View Post
              Even the weight is identical to the 200. Well done KTM!
              Too much weight for a 125cc mill. And why does it need a 6 speed transmission anyway? I don't think it'll even be marketed as a highway vehicle.
              [My Motorcycles]

              2019 - Honda xBlade Non-ABS (2018)

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                Originally posted by jomson13 View Post
                Isn't that too much of a premium to ask for a 125cc bike?
                Originally posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
                A bit disappointing that its not modeled after the 390
                For the kind of kit it offers, it's a decently priced I'd say!
                Yes it's a 125cc bike but which other 125cc offers the below features please elaborate?

                1)43mm USD
                2)300mm front disc with ABS, 230mm rear disc
                3)Radiator with liquid cooling
                4)Trellis frame with aluminum machined swing arm
                5)6 speed gear box
                6)Full LED instrument cluster with loads of info
                7)Wide 150/60 R, 110/70 F tubeless tyres (where in most 125cc bikes are having tiny tubed tyres)
                8)45T rear sprocket 520 pitch
                9)4 valve DOHC
                10)More powerful having more horsepower than the so called 150cc-160cc bikes(cough.. cough.. FZv2.0, Gixxer, Pulsar), cc doesn't matter as you see!

                One has to understand that this is premium 125cc bike and not compare the price with other commuter 125cc bikes because of the above mentioned components which itself costs so much money!

                Just like how Vespa/Aprilla 125cc/150cc is considered as premium scooters which costs over 1L and how one doesn't to compare them with then commuter Activa 125, Jupiter, Access, Ntorq costing around 60-70K etc etc.

                Yes, new 390 design would have made wonders but the elder brother Duke 200 doesn't get the new 390 design, so how can lower bike than the 200 get a better design, so yes I was not expecting that design from Day 1 either.

                All in all, this is a hate it or like it bike based on the buyer with no inbetween!
                Last edited by kiran2508; 11-26-2018, 06:39 PM.
                Bajaj SuperFE 150 - Forever in my heart
                Bajaj Discover 135 DTSi Sports - 2009 to Current
                KTM RC390 - 2015 to Curr​ent
                TVS Jupiter - 2016 to Current

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                  Originally posted by jomson13 View Post
                  Isn't that too much of a premium to ask for a 125cc bike?
                  I forsee the cost to be a big prohibitive factor in this bikes sales figures.
                  What do you guys think?
                  You never know, people said the same thing back at 2008 to R15 v1.

                  However, this isn't 2008, and to be practical, in the price segment of RTR200, NS200, FZ25 and R15 (range difference of 10k INR), D125 doesn't stand a chance.
                  Yamaha SZ16R: 2011 - Present.
                  Tvs Fiero FX: 2009 - 2011.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                    It might make a good small city bike for those who own bigger bikes which can be a pain in the city. A guy in my neighbouring building owns an intruder(the big one! ). I really wonder how he rides it daily.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                      How Indian crowd reacting to this mini duke i can see why companies hesitating to launch cbr150rr, cb250rr, mslaz, mt125 etc. Lol it have usd forks, dual channel abs, liquid cooled engine, and 14hp giving tough to many existing 150 cc
                      Big Power Comes With Big Responsibility

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                        This move should provide a much needed bottom range to the KTM portfolio.. This should help increase their sales, and eventually the service and parts inflow too, which should make happy the dealers and customers both..

                        The price is just about right, given the technology and the equipment level, and it might just turn out to be one of the safest bikes in and around the segment, considering ABS, and the handling and kit level.

                        Although those saying that its just a 125 are not wrong, I believe it was a relatively easy launch because 125's were already being made at Chakan...
                        And a 14 bhp Duke might feel the need to... you know, rev really high at our orange days and group rides... I guess.


                        Some may argue that the 390 owners have a reason to complain, considering the brand value, but I believe KTM is still premium. Even 1.4L segment is not too economical..
                        As a Duke 390 owner, I would say, Well done KTM, awesome job, take the next step, you can do it, go ahead with the 790 now! For most of us, this launch is not that relevant for now.


                        Now, I just hope Kawasaki too ends up launching their bottom ranger... They need it even more than KTM does, for now...
                        ---
                        Brotherhood, Rules, Freedom. Xbhp.
                        Indian riding = Alertness, Anticipation and Adjustment.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                          Originally posted by Bismaya View Post
                          Too much weight for a 125cc mill. And why does it need a 6 speed transmission anyway? I don't think it'll even be marketed as a highway vehicle.
                          every bike doesn't have to be highway worthy. this is a powerful (for it's capacity)125cc mill, that is going to be nippy to ride around town. the target audience seems to be the college kids.

                          Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
                          This move should provide a much needed bottom range to the KTM portfolio.. This should help increase their sales, and eventually the service and parts inflow too, which should make happy the dealers and customers both..

                          The price is just about right, given the technology and the equipment level, and it might just turn out to be one of the safest bikes in and around the segment, considering ABS, and the handling and kit level..
                          Correct.. with the prices of the 200 having increased (in fact when the 200 was launched it was around 1.35 otr), ktm has introduced a more 'affordable' entry in to the ktm family. they have created a market for themselves and I too think this is a good move.
                          Bajaj has always been conscious of the spending power of the middle class and their pricing trends reflect what a person might spend on a motorcycle. If you see, now buying a 1 Lakh motorcycle has become common even for a college student (i.e. parents paying for it) and so the 125's pricing is a bit premium and would attract some of these crowd who maybe don't want to spend an extra 40k for the 200.
                          And the working folks in their mid 20's and older wouldn't mind paying out of their pocket for say a 390 over a couple of years emi's.

                          Good that they bought in the old model to keep the price down.

                          Coming to the service and parts availability, don't get your hopes too high. Quality of service i feel will never be good at most svc's irrespective of brand, their economics and lack of training just don't let that happen. And it's been 6 yrs now and they have good sales or rather a good requirement of parts at svc but still sometimes you have to wait for even basic parts. Last week I wanted to get rear brake pads, and was told that its out of stock and 3 bikes were already waiting for it since 3 days! I have a good rapport with them and so over chit chat i get to understand their situation and the works. Was told to get the p220 pads, which are the same for the rear (And so are the cbr250 pads). I just collect some basic parts over time and use them as required.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                            Originally posted by kiran2508 View Post
                            For the kind of kit it offers, it's a decently priced I'd say!
                            Yes it's a 125cc bike but which other 125cc offers the below features please elaborate?

                            1)43mm USD
                            2)300mm front disc with ABS, 230mm rear disc
                            3)Radiator with liquid cooling
                            4)Trellis frame with aluminum machined swing arm
                            5)6 speed gear box
                            6)Full LED instrument cluster with loads of info
                            7)Wide 150/60 R, 110/70 F tubeless tyres (where in most 125cc bikes are having tiny tubed tyres)
                            8)45T rear sprocket 520 pitch
                            9)4 valve DOHC
                            10)More powerful having more horsepower than the so called 150cc-160cc bikes(cough.. cough.. FZv2.0, Gixxer, Pulsar), cc doesn't matter as you see!

                            One has to understand that this is premium 125cc bike and not compare the price with other commuter 125cc bikes because of the above mentioned components which itself costs so much money!

                            Just like how Vespa/Aprilla 125cc/150cc is considered as premium scooters which costs over 1L and how one doesn't to compare them with then commuter Activa 125, Jupiter, Access, Ntorq costing around 60-70K etc etc.

                            Yes, new 390 design would have made wonders but the elder brother Duke 200 doesn't get the new 390 design, so how can lower bike than the 200 get a better design, so yes I was not expecting that design from Day 1 either.

                            All in all, this is a hate it or like it bike based on the buyer with no inbetween!
                            Well said!!!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

                              Good addition but it doesn't make sense for new buyer, from weight, power and price perspective one can simply go for Duke 200.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X