2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: KTM Duke 125 Is A Perfect Pocket Rocket

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Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the Duke 125 at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.

The smallest of the Duke series, the naked 125cc motorcycle looks even sharper and sports an aggressive look. The design cues of the motorcycle are inspired from the 2017 Duke 390.

The Duke 125 features large bifurcated LED headlamp similar to the Duke 390. The motorcycle also features fully digital colour TFT display instrument cluster.

The 125cc motorcycle sits on a stiffer Trellis frame and the rear section gets a separate rear sub-frame. The rear frame is bolted to the main frame unlike the welding found on the current models.

The seat of the motorcycle has been re-designed to provide optimum comfort for both rider and the pillion. The tail section is very aggressive and looks sharper than the currently sold model.

The Duke 125 draws power from the 124..7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which is coupled to a six-speed gearbox. The new Euro-IV compliant engine churns out 15bhp of power and 12Nm of torque.

The fuel tank capacity of the Duke 125 has been increased. Now the motorcycle can hold 13.4 litres of fuel compared to the 11 litre tank on the current model.

The suspension department of the Duke 125 is handled by WP upside down fork with 150mm travel at the front and WP monoshock with 150mm of travel at the rear.

The motorcycle can shed speed quickly thanks to the 300mm Brembo brake at the front and 230mm rear disc brake. Increasing the safety of the motorcycle is the Bosch dual-channel ABS. The brakes and the suspension remains unchanged from the previous model.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 17:07 [IST]
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