Future 125 Duke owners may also look forward to some advanced road holding. Light weight makes for agility and thus, light weight makes for safety. Guided by these principles, taken straight from the KTM DNA, the engineers created a great, agile chassis that also has superior straight-line stability. With a full 11 litres of fuel, the 125 Duke weighs in at only 128 kilos. This does not mean we have skimped on equipment – but in the best KTM tradition, every component had to undergo a strict diet. The backbone of the tiny sports bike is a very light trellis frame, welded from thin steel tubes for maximum strength. Rugged suspension components by specialist WP-Suspension, a braking system developed in close co-operation with Brembo, light multi-spoke wheels and a comprehensive, multi-functional instrumentation make the smallest Duke a true KTM. And your whole body will notice the Duke designers’ expertise when it comes to ergonomics. Optimum operability and a perfectly integrated riding position with large contact patches make for perfect control and a high degree of feedback.
Design and Innovations
Form and function. No other motorcycle manufacturer integrates styling as deeply into the development process of new models as KTM does. And the 125 Duke is no exception wherever technical solutions need to be implemented in a way that is as expedient as it is shapely. From the first lines on the drawing board to the finished bike entering mass production in the spring of 2011, the 125 Duke has been drafted and implemented hand in hand with Gerald Kiska’s Salzburgbased design group, which had already styled the first KTM Duke in 1994.
For a prime example of the seamless co-operation between designers and stylists, take a look at the unique exhaust system. Containing a three-way catalytic converter, the innovative muffler also supports the centralisation of masses and saves space with its upright position on the rear of the engine. As a completely unique product, the new bike, available as of spring 2011, showcases typical KTM shapes as well as the art of omission. An essential part of the entire concept is achieved by the use of special Power Parts, directly developed by KTM that place even more creativity and freedom in the hands of future 125 Duke petrolheads.
The 125 Duke looks intriguing from every angle. Walk around it and discover striking design and quality. Take a ride and be enthralled by its dynamic and great riding experience.
KTM put in the biggest efforts to build "THE" ultimate motorcycle for young riders and set new benchmark standards right from the beginning. The 125 Duke, available from the spring of 2011 has been developed by the same passionate street bike technicians that have given the world of motorcycles dynamic icons like the Super Duke. With the 125 Duke they have produced a full-blooded motorcycle for enthusiastic young riders and at a reasonable price, which in addition allows unique opportunities for individualisation because of the many special parts developed by KTM PowerParts.
- Newly developed 1-cylinder, 4-stroke DOH C engine, electronic fuel injection, 3-way catalytic converter, balancer shaft, max. output: 11 kW/15 PS,
- Ultra-light cast aluminium swingarm
- Upside-down front forks by WP Suspension
- Ultra-light PDS rear suspension with WP Suspension monoshock
- Powerful braking system developed in co-operation with Brembo
- Comprehensive multi-functional cockpit
- Optional electronic 80km/h speed limit