Updated KTM 125 Duke launched; pricier, new features

After speculations and reports emerged that the updated KTM 125 Duke will be launched in India, it finally has. The new KTM 125 Duke price in India is Rs 1.50 lakh, ex-showroom. That’s a steep increase from the Rs 1.18 lakh price tag the bike sported at launch a couple of years ago. With the BS6 update, the bike was priced at Rs 1.42 lakh. Expensive, for sure. KTM though has managed to not only alter the way the bike looks but also enhanced it gains a bit in the performance section. While this isn’t done with an increase in engine or torque specs, the sub-frame has been modified. Two colours are available – Electronic Orange & Ceramic White. KTM says that the bikes have already reached the dealerships and customers can now book as well as get deliveries of the same. Let’s see what has changed.

Updated KTM 125 Duke features, engine

Updated KTM 125 Duke

Updated KTM 125 Duke

The updated KTM 125 Duke has a sharper front end, reminiscent of the new 390 Duke. This brings it at par with its brethren. This being said, the headlamp is still a halogen unit but gets LED DRLs. The instrument console has been retained from the older model and is in fact the same one the first time the Duke debuted in India. It shows all major information one will need but could have added Bluetooth connectivity. KTM has enlarged the fuel tank capacity, a virtue of it being part of the new design. It now stands at a substantial 13.5-litres, up from the 10.5 before.

There is no change to the liquid-cooled, 125cc engine and it continues to produce 14.5PS of power and 12Nm. The 6-speed gearbox is also the same from before. All in all, the updated KTM 125 Duke is the costliest proposition as far as a 125cc machine goes in India. It has also now become heavier, tipping the scales at 157kg.

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