KTM has launched the up to date 125 Duke at an introductory value of Rs 1.5 lakh.
The value of the up to date mannequin has gone up by Rs 8,000
Power figures stay unchanged
Weight has elevated by 7kg
A couple of days in the past, we had been the primary ones to disclose that KTM has up to date its most-affordable providing, the 125 Duke for 2021. The firm has formally launched it and confirmed that it will get the updates the 200 Duke lately obtained.
At the introductory value of Rs 1.5 lakh, the bike prices Rs 8,000 greater than the BS6 one. However, the BS6 mannequin witnessed a rise of Rs 7,000 over the older mannequin which implies the 125 Duke has seen a value enhance of round Rs 15,000, this 12 months.
2021 KTM 125 Duke styling
The entry-level Duke contains a design that’s an identical to the one you’ll discover on the 200, 250 and 390 Duke. That stated, it misses out on the LED headlight out there with the 250 and 390 Duke and makes do with the halogen unit that’s discovered on the 200 Duke.
Like the 200 and 250 Duke, the 125 additionally carries ahead its LCD instrument cluster. This is similar unit that’s fairly informative, however misses out on Bluetooth connectivity that’s discovered on the LCD unit of the 390 Duke. This design replace was anticipated because the 125 remained the one Duke on sale to not characteristic the sharper, extra aggressive styling in keeping with the remainder of the KTM Duke household in India.
2021 KTM 125 Duke engine and gearbox
The 125 Duke continues to provide the identical numbers even after the change from BS4 to BS6. It is powered by a 124cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes 14.5hp and 12Nm and is mated to a six-speed transmission.
2021 KTM 125 Duke chassis
A giant change on the 2021 KTM 125 Duke comes within the type of the up to date body. It now makes use of the trellis body that’s seen on a few of higher-capacity siblings which characteristic a bolt-on subframe.
The wheels, brakes, USD entrance fork and monoshock are the identical as earlier than. It additionally seems to be geared up with the identical MRF tyres. However, 125 Duke’s gasoline tank capability has elevated to 13.5 litres because of the bigger tank that got here with this redesign.
These adjustments have additionally resulted in a weight enhance and the bike now weighs 7kg extra at 159kg. The seat peak, in the meantime, has gone up from 818mm to 822mm.
2021 KTM 125 Duke competitors
The 125 Duke has no direct rivals, however its value places it near the Honda Hornet 2.0, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the Yamaha MT-15.
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