KTM 125 Duke

 

 

 

Make Model.

KTM 125 Duke

Year

2017

Engine

Four stroke, Single cylinder, DOHC, 4 Valve

Capacity

124.7 cc / 7.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 58 x 47.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 14.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump

Induction

Bosch Electronic fuel injection

Ignition

Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Starting Electric

Max Power

11.3 kW / 15 hp @ 10500 rpm

Max Torque

12 Nm / 1.22 kgf-m / 8.85 ft-lb @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-disc, operated hydraulically

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Primary Drive Ratio 22/72
Final Drive Ratio 14:45
Final Drive Chain 5/8 x 1/4" X ring
Frame Steel trellis frame, powder coated

Front Suspension

43 mm WP USD fork
Front Wheel Travel 142 mm / 5.6 in

Rear Suspension

WP monoshock
Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in

Front Brakes

Single 3000 mm disc, 4 piston radial fixed caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 230 mm disc, single piston floating caliper

ABS

Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS

Front Tyre

110/70 -17

Rear Tyre

150/60 -17
Steering Head Angle 66°
Wheelbase 1357 mm  / 53.4 in
Ground Clearance 185 mm / 7.3 in
Seat Height 830 mm / 32.7 in

Dry Weight

137 kg / 302 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

13.4 L / 3.5 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal

The 125 DUKE is not a toy. It’s a genuine motorcycle, up there with the best in its class and better equipped than some of the big bikes. Back in 2013 it was the first 125 to receive ABS as standard, now it’s at that forefront again with an LED headlight, a TFT display and optional integrated connectivity. On top of that, the refined 4-stroke single cylinder with fuel injection system and 6-speed transmission combines class-leading performance with limited thirst – except for adventures. There’s no better place to start.

FRAME
The KTM 125 DUKE’s state-of-the-art chassis, with its characteristic, lightweight steel trellis frame, turns this bike into a real surfer through the bends. Masses grouped close to the center of gravity maximize maneuverability and precision – and prepare the 125 DUKE to win the rush hour slalom day in, day out.

SWINGARM
The 125 DUKE's meticulously manufactured, die-cast swingarm is designed and produced according to the same standards and principles as the one on the 690 DUKE R. This light alloy beauty with directly linked WP shock absorber excels in extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

SHOCK ABSORBER
Thanks to its progressive spring, you get maximum feedback wherever you take this jack-of-all-trades. The preload is adjustable, so you can count on well-balanced suspension whether you’re riding solo or two-up, with or without luggage.

UPSIDE-DOWN FORK
The KTM 125 DUKE's high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension uses the latest open-cartridge technology, which offers impressive advantages because of its easy maintenance, simplicity and small amount of components. Therefore, it’s lightweight, rugged and has a broad spectrum of use for all demands, from relaxed cruising to hammering around on closed circuits.

BRAKES
A state-of-the-art 2-channel Bosch ABS helps you get the most out of the impressive DUKE dynamics and adds the finishing touch to its peerless chassis qualities. The ABS on the KTM 125 DUKE monitors the effect of the potent brake system with radially-bolted, 4-piston caliper and 300 mm disc diameter - fun with no regrets. And for the stunt riders among us: The ABS is disengageable.

WHEELS AND TIRES
Equally lightweight and delicate as they are stable, the 17 inch cast light alloy wheels are fitted with tires from the world’s best suppliers. They are 110 mm wide at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tires are selected on the basis of their high grip levels in both wet and dry conditions, as well as their ability to provide supreme durability.

DESIGN
At first you notice that LED headlight. That aggressive front. That predatory stance. When you come closer, you feel its steel fuel tank and various high-quality cast parts. In the end you realize that the design and production standards of this bike were set sky-high. Just like the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, who’s little brother this bike is very proud to be. Or is it the other way around?

ERGONOMICS
The KTM 125 DUKE provides plenty of space and freedom of movement and has a knack for relaxed touring, alone or two-up, as well as committed cornering. Unsurpassed operability and large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and maximum feedback, while the upright, relaxed seating position provides a perfect overview all day long.

MENU SWITCH
Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using an illuminated menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple and intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection, select the desired menu item with the right button or go a step back with the left. Job done. Race on.

ENGINE
The KTM 125 DUKE's state-of-the-art, single-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts once again underlines KTM's development strength. The latest materials and production technologies not only deliver the bike's bountiful torque and punchy acceleration, but also good manners in everyday use and outstanding fuel economy. And thanks to the balancer shaft, this Euro 4 compliant single is as smooth as it is strong.

POWER AND TORQUE
A bike as compact and nimble as this one, deserves to pack a solid punch. With 11 kW (15 hp) it is right at the limit of the A1 driver’s license, making it the sportiest option out there for A1 riders. Thanks to the ingenious intake and exhaust system, the 33 mm throttle body and the meticulous fuel injection system, this strong stroker is ready to leave the rest of the city traffic behind at the twist of your wrist.

CYLINDER HEAD
Exactly like they do in the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the 125 DUKE are actuated by two overhead camshafts and ultra hard, carbon coated cam followers, providing reliability and longevity despite the engine’s high power output.

NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM
In order to meet the latest Euro 4 emission restrictions and sound regulations, the 125 DUKE gets an entirely new exhaust, including link pipe and silencer.

A1 LICENSE
The KTM 125 DUKE matches all the A1 driver´s license requirements and thanks to its high power-to-weight ratio, it’s one of the most dynamic options out there for new riders.

FUEL TANK
The 13,4 l steel fuel tank not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a long range. Even when you ride as fast as you dare, thanks to its extremely economical engine.

INJECTION
The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, 6-speed transmission not only help the KTM 125 DUKE to achieve impressive performance, but also extremely low fuel consumption. At the same time, thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

TFT DISPLAY
As an absolute first in its class, the 125 DUKE boasts a glorious TFT display. This multicolor combination of relevant information presents all relevant data in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its illumination to the ambient light.

KTM MY RIDE
A smartphone can be tethered to the bike, giving you full control over incoming calls and an audio player. All the information pops up on the bike´s display as you manage this optional extra with the menu switch, keeping your hands where they belong. On the handlebar.

LED HEADLIGHT
Form and function are integrated beautifully in the 125 DUKE. Take the LED headlight for example, a highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. It combines optimal illumination of the near field with maximum light output. And the parking light, which consists of 20 LEDs, ensures that the motorcycle is perceived better and is more differentiated by other traffic users, thus offering massive safety benefits.