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KTM Duke 125 Review

Text: B Mallik; Photographs: Nabeel

Bike tested: 2011 KTM 125

The KTM Duke 125 might not make it to any time soon but the next Bajaj Pulsar will borrow heavily from the 125. Bajaj Auto even use the 125cc motor the Duke 125 on the Pulsar 125 and Pulsar 150 the same block). KTM is famous for off-road racing and street but does the Duke 125 live up to the KTM

It’s time for a road to find out how the KTM Duke 125 fares and the next generation Pulsar KTM parts is any good news.

– Motorcycles are being downsized but its quite the opposite with the 125. The bike looks than it actually is. The bold corporate orange colours, alloys sporting particularly tyres are the highlights of the KTM Duke 125 . But KTM have not spared anything and is some bling too with LED tail lamp and license

There’s a bit of bling tailored in to the such as LED indicators and tail and licence plate. The mid mounted, belly stainless steel is note worthy and is placed between the swingarm and the engine. KTM has patented this unique system, which has a unique chamber with a catalytic

The bike weighs just 118 kgs but looks much heavier to the beefy looks..

Instrument and Switch Gear – Knowing talking about a KTM bike, can be nothing wrong with the gear quality and the Duke 125 upto that statement. The cluster is one of the best in terms of and information. The fully digital showcases a plethora of details speed, tachometer, time, two meters, fuel gaude, efficiency, journey time, kilometers travelled, distance to and service interval time.

The display falls right in of the rider but can be little difficult to on the move.

Performance and Gearbox – The 125 is powered by a 125cc, 4-valve, engine with two overhead A balancer shaft along Bosch fuel injection are of this small motor, it to produce 15 HP of peak power at RPM and 12 Nm of peak torque at 8000 The final drive is chain and the for the small engine is due to strict EU for beginners. One needs to revv the hard and keep it above RPM to get the best out of it.

The bike starts feeling at 90 kmph and reaches a top speed of 110 before the engine runs out of One can’t really blame the but the small displacement for this of performance.

The engine is mated to a manual gearbox, which is a joy to The gearbox is extremely smooth ways and there are no false at all. Clutch modulation is and very light to operate.

Ducati 125 TV
Ducati 125 TV

is an extremely good thing as one to constantly move through the to make decent progress. the Duke 125 is slow but as the old saying there is no replacement for displacement. As a bike though, the Duke 125 is and decently powered but tends to get at speed.

Ride, Handling and Braking – Sit on the 125 and you don’t feel your on a small entry level This motorcycle produces a bike feel and unless you are it, you feel your on a much machine. The flat seats and sculpted tank ensure a riding seat, while the 750 mm handlebars ensure an upright which is good for long

The Trellis and forged oval tube chassis is very yet extremely strong. The inverted used for the front suspension is rate for a 125cc bike. The design suggests mass and the short wheel base confirms the same. KTM has designed the 125 for beginners and ride stability is a priority.

Disc brakes are from to achieve cost reduction.

The KTM 125 extremely well balanced and surefooted. Handling is simply and the bike responds very to the rider’s weight shifting. The use 280 mm discs at the front and 230 mm discs at the rar and are good.

The wide 110 section at the front and 150 section tyres at the offer plenty of grip and in quickly stopping the Duke. if there is anything which stands out on the KTM 125 is its excellent handling and

Conclusion – With great comes great responsibility but because the KTM 125 lacks in the former mean it has any less of the latter. The 125 might be an entry level but looks and rides like a bigger machine. Built at Chakan and exported globally, the 125 is well worth the premium it in global markets.

Even though you don’t any faster than any other bike, it is the big bike feel the KTM Duke 125 offers, which it such a worthy machine. The generation Pulsar does not the Duke 125′s engine but its

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