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KTM Duke 125 makes a debut

At the ongoing Intermot Bike Show at Cologne, KTM has officially debut their 125cc motorcycle, Duke 125.

While last year, KTM has showcased concept models based on the 125cc engine, they have developed with Bajaj Auto, this year is a lot more significant, as we get a glimpse of the motorcycle, which would be hitting European roads by the spring of 2011.

Harald Plöckinger, COO and Board Member of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, presenting the KTM Duke 125 to the media.


KTM Duke 125 will feature a 124.7cc 4st liquid cooled engine with 4 valves and is capable of producing 15bhp at 10,500rpm and 8.9lb-ft torque at 8000rpm and is mated to a six speed gear box. Bike’s frame is made up of chromoly trellis, with steel subframe.

KTM Duke 125 (click to enlarge)


The little Duke weighs in at 128kg and features a single 280mm disc brake at the front and a 230mm disc brake at the rear.

While it is not yet clear, in which avatar and with how much power will the KTM Duke 125 be launched in India, but we would love to see it being brought here, without any major changes to provide Indian bikers with a fun light bike with enough power on tap to keep up with higher capacity motorcycles.

KTM 125 Duke Specifications:

Engine: Four-stroke Single, 4-valve DOHC
Displacement: 124.7 cc
Bore x Stroke: 58 x 47.2mm
Peak horsepower: 15bhp @10,500rpm
Peak torque: 8.9lb-ft @ 8,000rpm
Starter /Battery: Electric starter
Transmission: 6 gears
Fueling: Electronic fuel injection
Final drive: 14:45
Cooling: Liquid cooled
Clutch: Multi-disc wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Frame: Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, steel subframe
Front suspension: Inverted WP 43mm fork, 6.3 inches travel
Rear suspension: WP monoshock, 6.3 inches travel
Front brake: 280mm disc
Rear brake: 230mm disc
Tires front/rear: 110/70 x 17 x 150/60 x 17
Trail: 3.9 inches
Wheelbase: 53.1 inches
Seat height: 31.9 inches
Fuel tank: 11 liters
Curb Weight: 128Kg

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