KTM 125 Duke is the youngest of "Dukes». It is not a pure-blooded Austrian and at least one-third Indian. The Indian company Bajaj Auto currently has a 36 percent asset of KTM and every year this number increases. But what is really important that Indian and Austrian owners of the concern combined in the "Little Duke" its own vision of vehicle accessible for beginners as for the money and on the requirements for the skill of handling. But at the same time it has family features from the name and appearance to superior performance. The main idea and development of the bike belongs to the Austrian manufacturer, production was established in India, but not without a key part of KTM quality control. At the output we have a cool and inexpensive street bike.
It costs about 3500 euros. It is significantly more than the asking for Honda CBF 125 (the price on the European market around 2300 euros), but KTM can be proud of its four-cycle injectied water engine, mono-type shock absorber, WP-type inverted wheel fork, "birdcage" frame and two disc brakes. All of these features can be demonstrated in action. And the little Duke was quite a full vehicle. The base is base 1350 mm and seat height is 810 mm.
The engine is designed with an eye to cross-country motorcycle 250SX. Layout and overall dimensions are the same - similar. Dimensions of engine are 58х47,2 mm was chosen with the future increase in the volume: when a new piston and striker kit dimension will grow to 72x49 mm, useful capacity - up to two hundred cubic meters and power - from 15 to 24 hp. Now it became clear why the engine needs four-strike. Even the 125-cubic capacity of the bike is limited to fit into the category of motorcycles (125 "cubes" and up to 15 horsepower), which in most European countries can drive with ordinary driver's license. Although perhaps soon a serial 200 model will appear. It will be designed for the Asian and South American markets. It is important that upgrade will not need to redo the chassis and issue, all of that was initially done with a specific reserve.