SPIED! KTM Duke 125 on its way


The 125cc motor features liquid cooling, DOHC, fuel injection and four valves. It produces 15 bhp@10500 rpm and 1.22kgm at 8000 rpm. Transmission is six-speed.

Production will take place at Bajaj's factory in Pune.

The bike's top speed is restricted to 100 kph for its target customers - young Europeans in the 15-17 years age bracket. But it can do more than 120 kph, according to reports. 

Features KTM's trademark and exotic-for-India trellis frame and top-notch suspension.

Suspension is designed by WP and made by Endurance in India. At the front, you get inverted forks, while damping duties at the rear are handled by a able monoshock.

The brakes are by Brembo and manufactured by Bybre in India. Front disc is a 280 mm unit, while the rear is a 230 mm unit. 

 The front tyre is a 110/70, while the rear is 150/60, both being 17-inchers. 

Dry weight is 118 kg.

Except for a few components, the bike carries the 'Made in India' tag.

Excellent cycle parts and an eager motor should allow for a lot of fun in urban riding. 


Soldiering on - The Bajaj-KTM project


Bajaj KTM bikes to cost more than Rs 1 lakh


Bajaj-KTM bikes to sport Rs 1 lakh-plus tags

Bajaj hikes stake in KTM; new 125cc coming by mid 2011

Bajaj-KTM here by year end