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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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