KTM Duke 125 Indian
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
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India has one of the biggest motorcycle culture and community in the world. At every corner of India, you will see at least 10 motorcycles. This culture has slowly made its way into Bangladesh and a similar community has grown up here. The only restraint that Bangladesh has is the cubic capacity (CC) limit, which only allows bikes below or equal to 165cc to reach Bangladesh. The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) fortunately being 125cc made its way to Bangladesh.
KTM is an Austrian motorcycle brand that collaborated with the Indian motorcycle giant Bajaj to produce KTMs in India. This is why every KTM bike has two versions, the European, also known as the Austrian version, and the Indian version. The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is known as the orange pocket rocket in India, and that fact is also acknowledged here in Bangladesh.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is the less good looking of the two versions of the bike. The bike comes with a very simple and rounded headlight set up, unlike the aggressive European version. The headlight is fully Halogen. The light is somewhat enough to travel around at night. All the other lights are LED. The indicators are minimalistic and thin.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has a basic LED screen with an orange backlight (continuing the Orange theme of KTM). The instrument cluster shows everything necessary. The basic contents are RPM, speed, fuel, fuel consumption, time, and gear position indicator. However, the mode button allows the rider to explore the options a bit more.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) comes in two colors. They are:
Orange (Combined with black and white).
White (Combined with black and orange).
Black (Combined with white and orange).
The decals of the bike are very aggressive and good looking. The bike is a complete head-turner.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) comes with an underbelly exhaust setup, unlike the European version, which comes with a regular exhaust. This is a bit of a problem as water might creep its way into the exhaust if it floods during the rainy season.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is a fairly tall bike, with a seat height of 830mm. The bike is mostly suited for riders more than 5’7”. The bike also has a shorter rear section, with an undersized rear seat, unlike the stretched-out seat of the European version. The bike has an 11-liter tank which is smaller than the 13.4-liter tank of the European version, which will affect the range of the bike.
The length, width, height, and weight of the KTM Duke 125 (Indian) are 1993mm, 789mm, 1083mm, and 141.4kg. The bike is probably one of the heaviest 125cc bikes ever. The bike also has a very average wheelbase of 1366mm, which is enough for a bike of this power to hit the corners with maximum stability.
Engine and Transmission:
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) comes with a 4-stroke, 4 valves, single-cylinder, and 125cc engine. The engine is liquid-cooled and fuel-injected, which are huge plus points for the bike. The engine pumps out a staggering 15BHP of power at 9250rpm and 12Nm torque at 8000rpm. While the power is extremely high, the torque figure does get a blow due to the engine size. The bike is expected to have a mileage of around 40-45kmpl on average. The engine also comes with a Bosch EMS (Engine management system).
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. However, the bike does not get a slipper clutch like the Yamaha R15. The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has a 6-speed gearbox, and the bike has an approximate top speed of about 110-115kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheel:
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has Bosch powered single-channel ABS, which means the front gets the ABS and the rear does not. The bike also has a four-piston radial fixed caliper brakes set up at the front. This means emergency braking will be faster and will be more efficient. The brakes make the bike safer and more reliable. The rear not getting an ABS makes the bike skid at aggressive braking situations.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has upside-down WP Apex-43 telescopic forks as front suspension. The rear has a preload-adjustable WP mono-shock suspension. This means that the bike will be highly stable during rides, cornering, and you can also adjust the rear suspension to your liking and situation. Although the rear seat has been said to be fairly stiff, the rear suspension can cover up for that.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) gets alloy wheels. The front and rear wheels have 110/80 and 150/70 tires respectively. The stock MRF Revz Radial rear tire (also the front) of this bike is considered to be one of the fattest tires available in Bangladesh. The tire set up makes this bike one of the best bikes to hit the corners of Bandarban with maximum lean.
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) was made for youngsters who have been riding for quite some time and want to get a bike that has lower cc but is very cut-throat aggressive. This bike induces confidence with its technologies. This bike has the power and torque figures for a young speed freak, yet is not as overwhelming when riding, due to its smooth riding. The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is also for the people who want to spoil themselves with expensive and high-quality bikes.
Weirdly, the KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has only 2 competitors, but the competitors are strong enough to question the buyer’s decisions.
KTM Duke 125 (European).
Aprilia Tuono 150 (Upcoming).
The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is an exceptional bike with exceptional design that has the capabilities to make anyone’s head turn, not as much as the KTM Duke 125 (European) but enough.
The bike may not be as fast as a 150cc bike naked sportbike, but it is still very strong. The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) is one of the best naked sportbikes available in Bangladesh.
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- Is KTM a Japanese Brand?
Answer: No! Kawasaki is an Austrian brand.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 05:56:10 AM
- Is KTM a good motorcycle brand?
Answer: KTM is one of the most renowned Indian motorcycle manufacturing companies. The KTM Duke series and RC series are two of the most respected bike series in the world.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 05:56:34 AM
- What is the mileage of the KTM Duke 125 (Indian)?
Answer: The KTM Duke 125 (Indian) has an approximated mileage of around 40-45kmpl.Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 05:56:55 AM
- Is there any full faired version of the KTM Duke 125 (Indian)?
Answer: Yes! The KTM RC 125 (Indian) is the fully-faired version of the KTM Duke 125 (Indian).Answer by : rafi on Dec 27, 2020 05:57:12 AM