KTM Duke 125 that is brand’s new entry level Duke flagship, managed to register outstanding sales figures in the first full month of sale in December. Launched on 26th November 2018, the motorcycle was not expected to receive good sales figures by several experts owing to the motorcycle is based on Duke 200 and not the new Duke 390. However, the reported sales figures from Auto Punditz in December 2018 is pretty surprising. The KTM Duke 125 indexed a total count of 2,414 units which is comparatively more than the total bikes sold via KTM India.
As per the reports, the brand’s best selling model the KTM Duke 200 itself found only 925 homes in Dec 2018. On the other hand, the models like Duke 250 and Duke 390 registered 135 and 106 units respectively. While the sales reported from the KTM Duke 125 is one of the highest recorded sales in single month by any KTM till date.
Based on Duke 200 chassis, the Duke 125 gets a 125 cc single cylinder engine that is rated to generate 14.5 PS of power and 12 Nm of torque via a mated six-speed gearbox. While the claimed top speed from this powertrain is 120kmph. Built on a lightweight steel trellis frame, the KTM Duke is a performance beast with maximum manoeuvrability. It suspends over the USD forks upfront which allows the bike to easily take on rugged terrain as well as on tracks.
In terms of features, the KTM offers only the range topping Duke 390 with all the trendy components such as ride-by-wire throttle, full TFT dashboard, optional MY RIDE multimedia interface and dual channel ABS as standard fitment. However, the other Duke models and the Duke 125 as well is less in features’ comparison. However, the manufacturing of all the Duke models is being handled at the Bajaj production unit in Pune.