With competition becoming intense in the 125cc category bike makers have to bring new products into the market at regular intervals. Now, Austrian auto maker KTM is all set to upgrade its entry level bike the KTM Duke 125.
New spy shots of the KTM 125 spotted in Europe have surfaced online which show the new Duke 125 will get a major update when compared to the current model on sale. The pictures reveal a production ready 125cc naked street bike under going rigorous testing before the final launch. The next-gen Duke will get a new design, new frame, new engine, updated suspension setup, better braking setup and much more.
As seen in the spyshot images above the new KTM 125 Duke is seen along with the current generation model and the differences are quite evident. You immediately notice the more sharper and aggressive design language of the new model with its large headlight unit, sharper tank extensions which seem to be protruding more than before. The seat height on the new model seems to be slightly lower which would be a help for shorter riders.
Apart from this the engine cover on the new model seems to be different when compared to the current Duke 125 and it also features a new under-belly exhaust system which can be spotted in the pictures. It’s possible the powertrain is an all-new unit and it is expected to produce similar power figures like the model currently on sale.
The bike can be seen sporting a new frame, new swingarm and other new hardware bits. The next-gen KTM Duke 125 also boats of a new set of rear-view mirrors, new 5-spoke design alloy wheels when compared to the current model.
The new model KTM Duke 125 production version will be revealed sometime later this year and the official launch will happen sometime in 2023. The new models launch will happen in India in the first quarter of 2023.
In terms of competition the updated KTM Duke 125 will rival the likes of the TVS Apache RTR200 and the Yamaha R15S in its segment.
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