The 2018 KTM Duke 125 has been launched. It was a highly anticipated bike with the focus on bringing high performance attributes to the lower rungs of the buyers on budgets. The 2018 KTM Duke 125 will certainly be a good option to consider when it is launched by the end of the year. All the KTM small bikes are manufactured in India and are exported to different markets. So, even the small baby Duke is made here. It is surprising to see that how KTM hasn’t launched this bike in India yet. But now with this bikes launch, it will be followed by the KTM Duke 250 ABS next year. Bookings for this bike are now open. To know more, read below.

2017 KTM Duke 125 white side angle

2018 KTM Duke 125 Price in India

The bike will get the same light weight Trelis frame, the pricing of the bike will be at par with many 200cc+ bikes. This is what will make the KTM Duke 125 a comparatively expensive affair. We can expect the bike to be priced at Rs 1.18 lakhs (Ex-showroom). This is the cheapest KTM on sale. The naked motorcycle will also be the most expensive 125 cc offering to go on sale in the country. The bike will will come in at a price on-road par with the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Yamaha R15.

2018 KTM Duke 125Price
2018 KTM Duke 125 ABSRs 1,18,000 lakhs

2018 KTM Duke 125 Mileage 

The KTM Duke should return close to 40km/l in the city and maybe about 45km/l on the highway. This bike should have decent mileage, as it is more focused towards performance than the mileage. KTM buyer will not be looking at mileage as one of the most important criteria. For buyers, getting into the KTM squad some how through the 125cc bike will be the main criteria.

2018 KTM Duke 125 Design

In terms of design, the KTM Duke 125 looks the same like the 390. It gets the split headlamps and the lights are projector and there are daytime running LEDs as well. The wing mirrors are spread out wide. The side profile has the exposed frame that makes the bike ultra light weight. Then there is the step-up seat also. The only differentiating factor from the Duke 390 is the alloy wheels. The ones on the 125 are black in colour and the one on the 390 are orange. This is what differentiates the two bikes.

125 Duke ABS Orange

 

The paint scheme is also the same like the 390. The livery reads Duke 125 and the font isn’t different either. The rear is also the same. The weight of this bike increases to 137kgs. This is what makes it heavier than the others as it has a lower power to weight ratio.

125-Duke-ABS-Black

 

2018 KTM Duke 125 Engine

A 124.7cc engine powers the Duke 125. This is a single-cylinder, air-cooled mill churning about 14.7bhp of power and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. This bike comes with a dual-channel ABS with disc brakes at the front and even the rear. There are upside down forks too. The Duke 125 doesn’t get slipper clutch. Surprisingly, the Duke 125 doesn’t even get ABS. This is a bit of a let down. The performance on this bike can be compared to that of a 150-160cc regular motorcycle. It has better performance due to lighter body weight. It will be aimed at the commuter segment where things seam to be dry and usual.

2018 KTM Duke 125 Specifications

Enginesingle-cylinder, 4 stroke
Displacemnet125cc
Power14bhp
StarterElectric starter
Trasmission6-speed
ClutchWet multi disc clutch
Tank Capacity13.4L
Dry Weight137kg
ABSBosch 9MB two-channel ABS

2018 KTM Duke 125 Spy Shots

We have come across some spy pictures from our reader Abhishek Khanna of the 125cc being tested. Check them out below.

2018 KTM Duke 125 Top Speed

The new Duke 125 will have a top speed of about 135km/hr. This is a lot more than most of the 125cc motorcycles. In fact, this can be compared to a 200cc bike in its performance. This will be the performance of the 125cc bike and it will be offering great performance without getting into higher engine displacement.

Also Read: 2017 KTM Duke 250

 

2018 KTM Duke 125 Features

The same colour TFT screen is there on the KTM Duke 125. KTM is offering the same set of bells and whistles on the 125cc bike just like its bigger brother. This makes the bike completely feature loaded and a good option for those who aren’t looking for power and need better features. Well, the smaller sibling gets all the bells and whistles, just that the engine is smaller and not as peppy as the 373cc one. For those looking at a bike for their junior, this could be a premium option.

2018 KTM Duke 125 Pictures

2018 KTM Duke 125 Video

2018 KTM Duke 125 Competition

The competition for the KTM Duke 125 is going to to be the 150cc class of bikes. The 2018 KTM Duke 125 can hit above them and certainly above it’s weight. It will be the best commuter segment bike to be on sale in India. The small capacity-big on power formula will be brilliant to attract buyer segment that has been using uninteresting and low on power bikes.

 

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  • Is it KTM 125cc coming in look like 390cc ?

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  • Plz launch my bike soon as possible as in low price plz ktm im naked

  • Comment: I like this bike…plz launched “”

  • Please launch 125 Duke

  • I loved the bike a lot. But the lag is 125cc KTM would have increased the CC to 150. So we can get better acceleration and top end performance. And I had seen that 2017 Duke 125 is lagging with top speed of 115 almost. The older version had a top speed of 135km/hr almost. Better KTM would have increased the power to 17 Bhp and a torque of 13Nm. So we get a punchy acceleration and top end performance with this light weight giant.

  • Love you KTM Mumbai for accepting bookings eagerly waiting for launch date KTM ✌️

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  • lunching date, nice look

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  • hey….. plz launch fast i am wating for 125 ktm

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  • I I love it .you have to lunch in india because it is a good for us who dont have lot of money .this is the best for us looks best milage also not bad and I hope price will also good.

    Thanks ktm for this bike you all are genious.
    Lunch date????

  • Launch KTM Duke 125 as soon as possible…..

  • Plz launch kiziye jaldiii

  • Done deal. We will update this story too

  • Alert me launching date of duke125 I’m eagerly waiting for arraival

  • I like this bike
    Please launch

  • Expecting price vl be below 1,30 lkhs

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  • Plz launch​ this bike plz

  • Plz lunch this bike plz

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  • I like 125 duke

  • Me and my friend wait for new duke 125 to buy.pls lauch as soon as possible

  • Not anytime soon.

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  • I’m waiting…..kb launch hogi

  • I love it .you have to lunch in india because it is a good for us who dont have lot of money .this is the best for us looks best milage also not bad and I hope price will also good.

    Thanks ktm for this bike you all are genious.

  • I’m waiting for this bike
    Plz launch in India

  • I’m waiting for this and please alert me when this bike lunched

  • i am eargely waiting for ktm duke 125 2017 model i loved it

  • I will wait this bike
    So plz fast lounch in India

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  • Launch 125 please AS soon as possible

  • How much price KTM 125,250 and 350
    Bcoz I really like ktm bikes

  • I’m waiting for this KTM 125

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  • Even me also waiting for this 125 duke . And one suggestion if it priced Max 10 -15 k more than other 125 cc its k otherwise all people may think to upgrade version

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  • when it will be lanuch in india we are very waiting for a while to buy the ktm duke 125cc

  • Lunch date????

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  • Please ktm India launch ktm 125 in India please….. Launch it as a limited edition bike but please launch..

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