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    Default 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.

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    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.
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    Default 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?
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    Default 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
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    Default 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?
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    Default Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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!

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    Quote 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.
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    Default Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

    Quote Originally Posted by jomson13 View Post
    Isn't that too much of a premium to ask for a 125cc bike?
    Quote 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!
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    Question Re: KTM 125 Duke launched in India at INR 1.18 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

    Quote 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.
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    Default 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.

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