KTM 125 Duke Sales Get Off To A Flying Start
Outsells its elder siblings, the KTM 200 Duke, 250 Duke and the 390 Duke, combined
- The entry-level Duke has registered a sale of 2414 units for the month of December 2018.
- Priced at Rs 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- Powering the bike is a 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 14.5PS of power and 12Nm of torque.
The 125 Duke was launched in India towards the end of November as the “new” entry-level KTM. With performance-oriented siblings like the 200 Duke, 250 Duke and 390 Duke, the youngest of them all had a lot to prove. And, we’re sure everyone’s curious to know just how well the 125 Duke did in its very first month in India. Well, the results have been quite positive. In fact, the baby Duke has managed to outsell the entire Duke range with 2,414 unit sales in the month of December 2018. Cumulative sales for the 200 Duke, 250 Duke and 390 Duke for the same month stood at around 1500 units.
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While the 200 Duke was once the most affordable KTMs in India, the increase in insurance price and the inclusion of ABS has pushed its price to almost Rs 2 lakh (on-road). This meant KTM had nothing to offer in the Rs 1.15 - Rs 1.25 lakh bracket until the 125 arrived. Sure, the smaller Duke is relatively low on power compared to its 200cc sibling, but engine aside, it packs the exact same mechanicals. Moreover, it makes for the perfect platform for younger riders planning to graduate from a scooter onto a bike. Plus, the low displacement and power would keep parents happy as well. No wonder, the bike seems to be doing well.
Speaking of power output, the entry-level Duke draws power from a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 14.5PS and 12Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
In terms of underpinnings, the bike gets a steel trellis frame with upside-down forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends, with a single-channel ABS unit up front. Its premium underpinnings make the bike a proper handler in the twisties. That said, while the numbers speak well for the KTM 125 Duke, the following months will give us a better idea of how the bike has been received. So stay tuned to BikeDekho for further sales updates