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Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Top 5 features of the KTM Duke 125

1.  Fiercely frugal for London Streets.

The KTM 125 Duke is vastly becoming the chosen “daily” bike for a rider that prefers traveling on their two wheeled machine on a regular basis. The 125 Duke may be the entry level bike of the naked range but as mentioned by others, the bike is definitely built with the same attitude as its older brothers in the KTM stable.

The machine is propelled by a liquid cooled 125 cc engine that has a lively single cylinder base which offers crisp acceleration coupled with smooth delivery that ensures this motorcycle is comfortable and fuel efficient which keeps you riding longer and always beating the dreaded London rush hour traffic.

2. Most powerful A1 Option!

The nimble compact engine puts out a respectable 11kw (15hp) which makes it the sportiest option out there for A1 riders, this is largely thanks to the 33mm intake design and meticulous fuel injection system which makes this motorcycle capable of tearing up any street or circuit! The engine delivers ample amounts of torque - 12nm @ 8000 rpm to be exact, resulting in head turning acceleration with the bike still being capable of outstanding fuel economy making this machine a 4 Stroke masterpiece.  

What about the finer details? 

The 125 DUKE is the only bike with a 6-speed gearbox in its range. This transmission helps the bike get up to a maximum speed of 106.54km and it crosses the quarter mile in an impressive 19.93s. 

The 0-100 time is done in a scintillating 17.25s (As per BikeDekho)  which is largely thanks to the cylinder head, the four valves in the head are actuated by the dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) which ensures this motor delivers long lasting, next level power.

What makes this bike an impressive 125cc ?

The precision engineered engine (Most powerful in the A1 Range) and meticulously designed injection coupled with the short ratio 6 speed transmission (The only bike offering a 6 speed gearbox in the A1 Range) helps the KTM 125 Duke achieve gritty performance with still ensuring efficiency at an impressive 2.42 l/100km, simultaneously the bike produces minimal emissions even when riding at full throttle which is largely thanks to the regulated catalytic converter.

3. Street surfer.

The chassis comprises of a lightweight steel trellis which ensures the 125 DUKE carves up corners in any environment you throw it in. This is largely thanks to the 150mm spring and shock absorber which has a preload that is completely adjustable, ensuring well balanced handling whether you’re flying solo or with a pillion (secondary rider),  road or track, luggage or no luggage, the KTM 125 DUKE is forever #ReadyToRace.

Stopping within time, every time.

A dual circuit BOSCH ABS (comes as standard)  works cohesively to ensure riders have absolute stopping power at full throttle. A 300mm disc at the front paired with a 230mm brake disc at the rear ensures the KTM 125 Duke delivers on time, every time and most importantly, within time!

A gritty howl.

The precision crafted exhaust system is made up of a side exhaust, silencer and link pipe. The aesthetically and aerodynamically designed silencer has been strategically placed to improve the bikes center of gravity which ultimately improves handling and balance resulting in any rider enjoying a smooth delivery of handling and performance when roaming the streets.

4. First impressions last.

Inspired by the look and feel of “THE BEAST” it's not surprising that this is exactly how you feel from the get go. The motorcycle stands tall in the 125cc sector, with it’s big bike feel and high quality cast parts, ensuring a smile on your face every single time.  

Can you tell me more about that beautiful front end?

The aggressively styled front comprises of an LED styled headlight coupled with the tactile feel of the steel fuel tank and ample high quality cast parts makes it a cut above the rest.  Similar to it’s older brother the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, the 125 Duke looks like a Naked aggressively styled beast. 

What’s different about these alloys?

Stability and Ultralight were the goals intended when creating these 17 inch cast alloy racing wheels which help you put the power down with utmost confidence that you will prevail even at full throttle, fair to say KTM have achieved this. 

The 110mm wide wheel at the front coupled with a huge 150mm at the rear are wrapped in the finest of rubber reassuring you that the KTM DUKE 125 will always be glued to the road, offering outstanding grip in both dry and wet conditions as durability is a necessity when riders push their machines to the limit.

Instrumentally profound.

Consistent with the KTM brand, the 125 DUKE boasts a class breaking multi colour dynamic TFT display which illustrates all the intricate data you need to go faster in a simpler manner. This groundbreaking piece of technology features a system that changes colour to let you know when the engine is ready for high octane riding or if it’s best to back off as the engine is too cold, which ensures the delivery of peak performance with reassurance that the engine can handle it healthily. The dynamic display also adapts its brightness and colour depending on the environment you’re around ensuring imminence wherever you go.

KTM my ride?

The 125 DUKE offers a convenient option to connect your smartphone directly to  your bike. This intelligent system gives you complete control of calls and your favourite ride along tunes. Information is displayed on the TFT Display which allows complete management via the menu switch whilst you’re safely riding with your hands where they belong; grasping the bars.

5. Your KTM, your style. 

As we all know, two wheeled enthusiasts love to modify and race their machines. KTM realised this gap in the market and introduced the KTM Powerparts range which consists of a wide variety of performance and luggage accessories across the entire range in the KTM Stable.  All Powerparts are engineered alongside it’s chosen machine, which means KTM Customers do not void warranty or lose the oh so loved factory fit. 

All PowerParts are available upon request via your local KTM Dealer in London.

Safe than sorry?
Since the KTM Motorcycle is widely used in the concrete jungle, the DUKE 125 will surely attract a few envious viewers passing by, with the Factory fitted alarm system possibly being the most important optional extra we offer, and we all recommend ticking that box! Safety should be of utmost importance to you and your beloved machine. All products are tried and tested security for Motorcycles that is purpose engineered for assurance.
The system is plug and play which keeps your machine looking and feeling “factory”.  The system entails a dual circuit, fail-safe, immobilizer which is Thatcham homologated (Strictest European Test Method). 

However, the alarm system will require an additional mounting kit for installation which will be available on hand at our Shepherds Bush Branch.

Storage Solutions

The perfect storage solution for daily trips to the grocery store or to work. These 3 Powerparts breaks the norm of two wheelers “not being practical”. 

The bags vary in volume (10l - 36l) and some may require an additional plate for mounting them and in some cases the bike may only be used as a single seater once installed, however we feel it’s a small price to pay for safe keeping small items such as your smartphone, wallet, keys in a secured waterproofed enclosure.

Unleash your inner adrenaline today! 

For any and all queries, our team would be happy to answer. Pop in for a chat, or give our friendly team a call on 020 3319 2800

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