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.



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
StarterElectric starter
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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