A new contender added to the 125cc motorcycle segment is the KTM Duke 125. A couple of months back, KTM RC 125 ABS was also launched in India. These bikes fall in the premium category and cost over a lakh. With the easy availability of two wheeler loan in India from different two wheeler finance companies, laying your hands on a KTM via a bike loan isn’t difficult. If you’re interested in the KTM 125, then here’s everything you need to know about this bike:

Variants

The KTM 125 is available in two different options – Duke and RC. The Duke is the naked version while the RC comes with a fairing all around. It also comes with the option of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).  

Styling

The styling of the KTM Duke 125 is identical to its elder sibling KTM 200 except for the sticker. It’s a typical KTM you would imagine with digital console relaying key updates. Its key is laser-cut so fitting in a counterfeit key is not easy. Rear-view mirrors, switchgear, key slot and handlebar all look premium.

Engine and Specs

Powered by the 124.7cc single-cylinder DOHC engine, it puts out max power of 14.5PS at 9250rpm and max torque of 12Nm at 8000rpm. The gear shifting is slick and slots nicely in a single shift. The refinement of the engine is pretty good and gives a decent fuel economy of around 50kmpl in real road conditions.

The bike is 1993mm long, 789mm wide and 1083mm tall. The saddle height of the KTM 125 is 818mm, suitable for most people with average height. It gives good clearance of 175mm.

Pricing

The KTM Duke 125 costs Rs 1.30 lakh whereas the KTM RC 125 is a bit expensive and is tagged at Rs 1.47 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). You can easily get a two wheeler loan in India for KTM bikes from any trusted two wheeler finance company. 

Competition

The KTM Duke 125 takes on existing rivals such as Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Yamaha FZ-FI.

These are the details every KTM 125 buyer should know about. For buying the KTM 125 Duke or RC, going for a two wheeler loan from a reliable two wheeler finance company should be an ideal way as it will keep your expenses in check and you won’t feel the pinch of spending a huge sum in one go. Regarding two wheeler loan, you can contact Tata Capital to get your two wheeler financed at the attractive interest rate and with easy EMI options.