First Ride: 2011 KTM 125 Duke — Road Tests: First Rides — Visordown

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KTM 125 Duke

First Ride: 2011 KTM 125

It was a bit of an ugly scene at yesterday’s KTM 125 launch.

A whinge of mainly motorcycle journalists (yes, the correct collective noun) clearly going through kind of dramatic mid life

I was guilty, too. All of us were again. It was pretty much a day of on-road naughtiness without breaking any speed limits.

As a highlight to this day of twattishness (it big or clever) we had an hour or two on a really super-twisty kart track.

video is the only legal stuff I can share with I was on my own. If nothing else it how little 125s can still be particularly when careful planning allows you to maintain momentum like driving an HGV but infinitely more payback in the fun And despite the fact that absolutely flat-knacker flat-out, still not exceeding the National limit.

How cool is that?

The kart served to highlight two very messages. One: Despite fitted with super compound tyres, the KTM 125 Duke is much un-crashable such are the of feedback and controllability. Two: all our best efforts it also to be un-burstable.

KTM 125 Duke

And boy, did we try.

At the track, I was using a gearchange perfected many years ago on a racing 250LC where you up a gear without closing the from its fully open just a dab of clutch is needed. people were using the technique for both up and down Either way the revs were giddy, the throttle cable fully tensioned, the red over-rev always on.

The fact that were no bent valves, no clutches or gearboxes and not a drop of oil or on the track is testament to the unburstability of smooth, refined little It’s not like any of us were to be kind

On the road, if you’ve just off a 2011 Fireblade, the 125 Duke is In 125 terms it doesn’t feel any or any faster than either the the Honda or the Yamaha sports that I’ve ridden recently. My arse dyno it everywhere with me) indicated

Sat bolt upright the little KTM merrily sing its way to an indicated It took a full crouch and a slipstream to coax the last ten mph out of it fare for a four-… 125.

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

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