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KTM Duke - wow what a bike?

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This bike IMHO going to repeat the history as what RX 100 did to our market once. Its compact 'n fully featured.


IMHO this bike is a perfect package for youth


This bike is about to hit the showroom soon.



About KTM 125 Duke
For young motorcycle enthusiasts the year 2011 can be something very special: With the 125 Duke, the exciting sports equipment for their worldwide famous brand presents for the first time an approved off-road single cylinder bike. The motto of the available spring 2011 world premiere is clear: pure-bred driving pleasure, thanks to full-fledged motorcycle technology and an affordable price! Or: first fast love. For many, the year the Austrian manufacturer KTM great importance, even the youngest of the motorcycle fans the right to offer sports equipment. In the off-road world has fought for KTM, not least through the intensive efforts in the area of junior racing, the role of "Number 1". In addition to the popular and high-quality Mini Cycles, motocross and enduro models have been launched around the world several motor sports initiatives for the young generation. As the racing sport itself, so young people is also the passing of two-wheeled passion to children and in the genes of the company KTM.


appeared since the Super Duke in 2004 pure-bred the first asphalt-athletes from KTM is added, the brand continues to develop on solid ground further and made sure that the three letters are from Upper Austria to all athletic motivated riding a fixed term. It was therefore a logical step for the development of a road machine for novice to tackle. KTM is like no other manufacturer of pure driving pleasure generated by concepts, in principle, the driving dynamics of every motorcycle in the foreground to provide ease by omitting not all necessarily necessary parts, precision of modern designs and high-class components, and strong performance thanks to spurt unmatched lightweight sports engines, thanks to striking looks and distinctive design distinctive design language. Precisely the skills and qualities were the starting point for the 125 Duke. And so was the KTM Development Center under the direction of the same engineers that have to be related to "Duke" and "Super Duke" already outstanding athlete on the asphalt, the future 125-bar.


To meet the high demands in terms of performance, refinement and reliability in Mattighofen a completely new engine was developed. Also a model of emissions and consumption patterns had a high priority in the design of the heart of the 125 Duke. The result is an extremely efficient four-stroke single-cylinder, which with four-valve cylinder head, twin overhead camshafts, water cooling, a balance shaft and electronic Bosch Benzineinpritzung the perfect base for the new 125 KTM is. The most European countries by law regulated peak power of 11 kW (15 hp) in the modern drive without effort. about changes to the engine electronics can optionally limit the maximum speed to 80 mph. The characteristics of the single cylinder engine has been determined that the driving experience and the fun is not neglected. Spontaneous response and strong revving for intermediate sprints are particular strengths of the Duke engine. Constructive freedoms of the Duke developers also used to achieve a minimum vibration volume. For worry-free use of all components were designed for full durability and serviceability. The bottom line is a real sport KTM motor that provides precise with 124.7 cubic inches for a perfect degree of dynamism.


Also in section "chassis" may be future driver 125cc Duke forward to full competence. Handling comes from ease and lightness brings security. Around these principles enshrined in the KTM DNA an exemplary chassis has been designed that also received no compromise in stability. With borderless full 11-liter tank brings the 125 Duke only 125 kilograms. On this equipment was not saved - but each component was in the best KTM tradition strictly enforced on a diet. Backbone of the athlete is a very lightweight, thanks to the construction of thin-walled tubes grid of high-strength steel frame. Solid spring elements of specialist WP suspension, a jointly developed with Brembo brakes, lightweight multi-spoke wheels and a fully equipped multi-function cockpit make even the smallest Duke to a full-fledged KTM. Immediately felt the vast expertise of the Duke-makers on the subject of "ergonomics" is. Best usability and a perfectly integrated driver's position with large contact areas provide for optimal control and perfect feedback.


Form and function. No other motorcycle manufacturer integrating the design in a similar way in the development process of a motorcycle as KTM. The Duke 125 is no exception when it comes to bringing technology solutions to provide a meaningful and attractive in line. From the first line on the drawing board to the reconciliation in the beginning in spring 2011 serial production was and is the 125 Duke hand in hand with the Salzburg designers around Gerald Kiska - who had already designed the first KTM Duke in 1994 - designed and implemented . Prime example of the seamless alliance between technicians and designers, the unique exhaust system running. The innovative main silencer contains a catalytic converter, ensures its position behind the motor housing for a perfect use of space while supporting the centralization of the masses. As an entirely separate product available from spring 2011, the new KTM-typical shapes and the art of leaving things on display. A key component of the concept are also be several power parts, special parts developed from KTM, the future Duke drivers plenty of room for customization. Either way - the 125 Duke fascinating from every perspective - in the test walk around the machine inspired design and workmanship - on the handlebars inspire dynamics and driving feel.
Imposing a KTM.

Motor 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Capacity 124.7 cc
Bore x Stroke 58/47, 2
Performance (homologated) 11.3 kW at 10500/min
Max torque 12 Nm at 8000 rpm
Valve control DOHC
Starter Electric Starter
Gear 6 courses
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection
Control 4 V / DOHC
Lubrication Pressure lubrication
Secondary drive 14:45
Cooling Liquid cooling
Coupling Multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Ignition system Bosch

Framework Space frame in chrome-molybdenum steel tubes
Subframe Steel
Handlebars 26/22 mm steel butted DM
Front suspension WP USD O 43 mm
Rear suspension WP monoshock
Travel front / rear 160/160 mm
Front brake Brake disc o 280 mm
Rear Brakes Brake disc o 230 mm
Wheels, front / rear 3,00 / 17 "x 4.00 / 17"
Tires, front / rear 110/70 x 17 "x 150/60 x 17"
Silencer Stainless Steel (KAT)
Steering head angle 65

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IMHO, this bike looks best in our country.



I was wishing 'n waiting for FZ to come with rear disc but this one impresses me better.

If prices sensibly, this will have more fans even better than R15.


PS- bajaj is bringing it here, no idea on pricing.
creativebala2010-10-05 20:41:30

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KTM Duke spotted. Is it the 200?


What you see here are probably the first clear pictures

of a pre-production KTM Duke being tested around Pune. The bike was

spotted by our eagle-eyed reader Abhinay Virkud. The possibilities are

that the 125 Duke may be retuned for India or may be a bored up 200cc

version. We are however unsure of the engine present in the test bike.

The KTM Duke

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The Duke will be assembled at its existing factory in Pune and will be sold through Probiking showrooms of Bajaj.

But also a bigger news is that the all new Pulsar range is to be launched by the last quarter of this year Oct-Dec-2011. They will be a total new range of bikes with agressive styling like the New Pulsar 135LS and will have engine technology poured in from it's new acquisition KTM and mixed and matched with its inhouse developed tech.

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I love the way the bike looks and the VFM pricing is great to make it into a superstar . Hope Honda fanboys testride it before booking CBR250 . I have read about the ultra popular 125cc version of this bike in other forum and blogs and the ownership review are excellent so far .



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KTM duke launched today at 1.17L. Bookings to start in FEB 12

Fact File

Price Range (in lakhs)* -- 1.17L

Ex-showroom price Rs 1' date='25,000-1,50,000 (estimated)


Fuel Petrol
Type Single-cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 200cc
Power 25bhp
Power to weight 182.4bhp per tonne


Gearbox 6-speed, 1 down, 5-up


Wheel base 1361mm
Ground clearance 170mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 137kg
Wheels 17-inch, Multi-spoke alloy
Tyres 110 x 17-150 x 17 inches


One thing is missing from the facts.... "Kitna Deti Hai"??

India's most desiring question. smiley4.gif

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