KTM is set to introduce the youngest sibling in the Duke family sometime in November 2018. Several dealerships in Mumbai and Pune have started accepting bookings for the KTM 125 Duke at a token amount of INR 1,000.The bike is currently sold primarily in European markets and caters to beginners who are just getting on motorcycles under the A1 license scheme.
The international spec KTM 125 Duke comes with LED headlamps, full-colour TFT instrument cluster and other goodies but in India will it come in its last-gen avatar, like the 200 Duke? With the new safety norms coming into effect from April 1, 2019, prices of all two-wheelers above 125 cc will climb as ABS will be made mandatory, while those below 125 cc are mandated to have a relatively affordable combined braking system (CBS).
The company could introduce the 125 Duke as an entry-point KTM offering in India, as the price of the KTM 200 Duke could go up by up to INR 15,000 (currently priced at Rs 1.52 lakh, Ex-showroom Delhi). However, to keep the 125 Duke’s price in check, KTM is likely to bring the bike without the fancy LED headlights, TFT display and the Metzeler tyres among others.
In Europe, it sports a design similar to the 2017 390 Duke, with its inverted pitchfork LED headlamps, sharp and angular lines combined with racy graphics and aggressive overall design. It is powered by a 124.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill which churns power of 15 hp @ 9500 rpm and 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm. of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
Article Source : Indian Autos Blog