KTM 125 Duke Gets More Expensive
The entry-level KTM is now priced at Rs 1.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Its price has been hiked by Rs 6,835, over its introductory price of 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- The KTM 125 Duke has managed to rake in 7,287 unit sales since its launch back in November 2018.
- Since November 2018, its total sales have been higher than any of its siblings.
KTM has increased the price of the 125 Duke to Rs 1.24 lakh. The bike which was first launched in the Indian market at an introductory price of Rs 1.18 lakh, now gets a price bump of almost Rs 7,000 (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Having said that, it’s still the most affordable KTM in the country, a space formerly occupied by the KTM 200 Duke.
Ever since its launch, the KTM 125 Duke has managed to impress in terms of monthly sales and even bagged the title of the bestselling KTM in India. Since November 2018, the KTM has sold 7,287 units of the 125 Duke, which is higher than the sales of any of its siblings in the same time period. To put things into perspective, the 200 Duke came closest to it in the same time period at 7,020 units.
Powering the bike is a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that produces 14.5PS and 12Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The 125 Duke employs a trellis frame paired with upside down forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc brake up front and a 240mm disc brake at the rear. Single-channel ABS comes as standard.
The growing sales numbers for the baby Duke gives us a fair idea of how the Indian market is expanding and progressing towards more performance-oriented bikes. Moreover, the manageable performance of the KTM 125 Duke acts as a stepping stone for newer riders. It competes against the newly-launched Yamaha MT-15 which retails at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).