|1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|15 Bhp @ 9500 rpm|
|Engine type||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||58 mm x 47.2 mm|
||Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||15 Bhp @ 9500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Kerb Weight||137 kg|
|Seat Hight||830 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||13.4 litres|
|No. of Seats||2|
|Front Brake||320mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Rear Brake||230mm disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Suspension Front||WP Suspension Up Side Down|
|Suspension Rear||WP Suspension Monoshock|
|Front Tyre||110/70 -17|
|Rear Tyre||150/60 -17|
|Low Fuel Indicator||✓|
|Low Oil Indicator||✓|
|Projector Head Light
|Top Speed||130 kmph|
|Mileage (City)||35 kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||45 kmpl|
|Mileage (City & highway)||40 kmpl|
KTM Duke 125 Review
KTM is one of the top motorcycle manufacturer in the world which is the origin of Austria. The bikes of KTM are very popular throughout the world and it’s demand is heavy. But, the price range of the products are too high which can not be affordable for mid income people. However, KTM used to export their products in many countries but still, no products of KTM is available in Bangladesh though the neighbouring country India has the KTM products. However, according to the latest news, the products of KTM would come to the country real soon. Today, we talk about KTM Duke 125 which would reveal in Bangladesh within short period.
KTM Duke 125 is a revised version of KTM 390 Duke but consists of 125 cc engine. The bike has completely aggressive design which is almost same as Duke 390. The headlamp of the bike is more aggressive with best quality and updated instrument console. If we consider the model, it is a naked edition sports bike which is much similar with Yamaha M – Slaz. However, the naked edition sports bikes are not so popular in Bangladesh and in the case of KTM Duke 125, the quality would be great but expected price of the bike is too heavy and within the budget, young generation would find the latest version of faired edition bikes. But, it does not mean that Duke 125 would not get the market but obviously it needs time to dominate the market place of Bangladesh. Now, before revealing the beast in the country, we let you know the detail specification of KTM Duke 125 below.
Design & looks: KTM Duke 125 has come with the style of naked sports which has completely sharp and gorgeous looks. The front and edge of the bike are so sharp which gives the extraordinary looks to the bike. The fuel tank is apparently amazing which has fully muscular shaped body and sports seating position. There is well designed engine guard which most aggressive headlamp. Besides, the handlebar of the bike is well measured and compatible with the bike. However, the bike is from a most reliable company which is just the replica of 390 Duke but some features are changed. It would be the only 125 cc bike which has possessed TFT display. Besides, the headlight is fully LED which is similar with Super Duke 1290 R and parking light is also LED.
Engine performance: The engine of KTM Duke 125 is better than expected. The customers would not disappoint by seeing the performance of the bike. Consists of 124.7 cc engine, the max power of the bike is 15 Bhp@ 9500 rpm and the torque is also good of 11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm. Like most of the sports category bikes, it has also liquid cooling system added which also has one cylinder and four stroke system. However, consists of six speed gearbox with wet multi – disc clutch this 125 cc bike can run with more than 120 km per hour top speed.
Dimensions & seating position: The bike KTM Duke 125 seems a little small than normal bike but it’s weight is 137 kg. It’s stylish is almost unique and effective and due to body structure, the bike will not vibrate after 100 km per hour speed. However, it has better ground clearance of 185 mm and long wheelbase which is 1357 mm. The fuel tank can contains more fuel than looks which is approximately 13.4 litres. The seating position is comfortable but sporty and the bike is compatible for just the rider but no pillion. But, in our country, at least one pillion can safely ride on it.
Suspension & Brakes: The suspensions of the bikes are very updated and unique in technology. On the front, wp suspension up side down used for the bike and at the rear, monoshock wp suspension is used.However, the front and rear wheel travel are 150 mm both. The suspensions are well designed which has ensured proper comfort. Dual hydraulic disc braking system is added to the bike where in front wheel bigger disc which is 320 mm with four pot brake caliper and for rear, 230 mm hydraulic disc with one pot brake caliper is used. The brakes are too good which has also the latest braking system Anti lock Braking System (ABS). Due to the ABS technology, the riders would be much save during hard brake.
Mileage: However, KTM Duke 125 yet to reveal in Bangladesh and so, there is no user review of this bike has released. So, mileage of the bike can not be told specifically. But, this is still available in India and according to the some websites, the claimed mileage of the bike is 45 km on highway and not less than 35 bkm on city road where riders would face heavy traffic. But, considering average mileage, it would be almost 40 km. The mileage is handsome reportedly and for a top rated sports bike, it would be great.
Instrument Panel & Features: Complete latest features are included to the bike which makes it more attractive. The instrument panel is also made with advanced technology which consists of of all digital features. They are speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, clock, gear display, odometer and others.
Colors & Price: Though the product of KTM yet to reveal in Bangladesh and so, we have still received no news about the colors of the bike. But, considering the options, White and Orange colors of the bike are available in India which would be available in our country as well. And the expected price of the bike would be BDT 5,50,000.
KTM Duke 125 Rating
The looks of the bike is too handsome. It is still a dream bike for the bike lovers of Bangladesh. Though, the bike is much alike with M – Slaz but it is still something more. The handling and control of the bike would be too good and can not comparable. Besides, it is a sports bike but due to better seating position, it would be also comfortable to the riders. Being 125 cc bike, it can run more than 120 km per hour reportedly which has proved the powerful engine of the bike. However, due to world class brand, no need worry about the service of the bike and it’s resale value would be great. Moreover, the bike is too good but it is expensive. So, if the price would lower, than it can be affordable for mid income people.