Sunday, December 23, 2018

ktm duke 125

ktm duke 125- The real pocket rocket by KTM is priced at rupees 1.2 lakhs. It is a cc bike in the same design of KTM Duke 200. It comes with a single channel ABS as standard.

ktm duke 125

Before the launch of KTM Duke125. Duke 200 was said to be the pocket rocket. But the real pocket rocket has arrived now with the same design. And with some extra features. Such as single channel ABS. So my name is Yogesh and you are on and today we are talking about KTM Duke 125. So let's start without wasting any more time-

It looks same as the Duke 200 but with some minor sticker changes. So if you will ride Ktm duke 125 people might think you are riding duke 200. It is not a regular 125 cc bike it is much faster than that and more feature-loaded than that. It reaches 0-60 in almost 6 seconds and can reach the top speed of  115 km per hour. Which is more than any other regular 125 cc bike. It delivers the max power of 14.5 bhp @9,250 rpm and the max torque of 12 nm @8,000 rpm. This bike gets the 6-speed gearbox and single-channel ABS. It gets MRF REV2 radial tyres.

Let me quickly tell you it's specs-

It comes with a liquid cooled,  single cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC type engine. Who's displacement is 124.7cc. Which delivers the max power of 14.5 bhp@9,250 rpm and the max torque of 12 nm @8,000 rpm. It comes with 58 mm bore and 47.2 mm stroke. No. of cylinders are 1. drive type is chain drive. It has 4-valves per cylinder. Fuel delivery system is fuel injection. Supported fuel type is petrol. It has 6-speed manual gearbox. Disc brakes are in both the tyres. It has trellis frame as chassis type, telescopic fork as front suspension and mono shock suspension in the rear. Front tyre size is 110/70-R17, rear tyre size is 150/60-r17. Wheels size is 17 inch for both the wheels. Tyre type is tubeless, wheels type is the alloy wheels.
Length *width*height are 1993*789*1083,Ground clearance is 175 mm. Seat height is 818 mm. Total fuel tank capacity is 10.2 litres. Kerb weight is 158 kg.

Now one question arises.

Does it justify its price?
My answer is no because ktm duke 125 global variant is much more aggressive in styling than the Indian variant. Because it's global variant comes duke 390 styling, split Led head lamp, coloured TFT screen. Which we did not get in duke 200. This fact is also true that there are much better bikes available in the market in this price with more power, more torque and more features. For example- TVS apache rtr 160 4v, TVS apache rtr200 4v, bajaj pulsar 200 ns, Bajaj Pulsar 220. These all bikes are almost 20,00 rupees cheaper than the ktm duke 125.

I am telling you their specs but if you want to know each and everything about them then click on them-

1. Tvs apache 200 4v - This bike is powered by 197.75 cc motor with a single cylinder. which delivers the max power of 20.7 BHP @9,000 rpm and max torque of 18.1 NM @ 7,000 rpm. It has 4 valves per cylinder. Fuel delivery system is carbureted. It has a single spark plug and has an oil-cooled cooling system. It has 5-speed gearbox. The company claims it mileage of 40 km per litre but it gives 40 km per litre on highways and in cities, it gives 37 km per litre. The company claims it's the top speed of 127 km per hour but it can go up to 135 km per hour. Top first bike in Best sports bike in India under 1 lakh.

It reaches 0-60 in 4.11 sec and 0-100 in 13050 sec. One thing I like the most about this bike is that this bike comes with front channel ABS as an option but that model is 12 thousand rupees costlier than the regular one. Price of this bike starts from 97 thousand to 1 lakh 10 thousand rupees. but prices may vary in different places.

2. Apace rtr 160 4v - This bike comes in three variant one with a carburettor and rear drum brake, second with a carburettor and both disc brakes and third with fuel injection and both disc brakes. In this post, we will talk about carburettor and dual disc version. So this bike comes with 159.7cc single cylinder, 4-stroke OHC, SI engine which can produce the max power of 16.5 bhp @ 8000 rpm and the max torque of 14.8 NM @ 6500 rpm, it has a single cylinder and 4 valves per cylinder. The fuel supply system is carburettor and ignition is TCI- transistor controlled ignition. Its fuel tank capacity is of 12 litres claimed mileage of this bike is 60 km per litre but when I tested it it was giving the mileage of 54 km per litre. Top fourth bike in Best sports bike in India under 1 lakh.

But only when you will drive it between 40-60 km per hour. Claimed top speed of this bike is 113 km per hour but when I was riding this bike it was reaching to 125 km per hour very easily.

It can reach 0-60 in 4.73 seconds and 0-100 in 15.7 seconds. This bike has 5-speed gearbox. It has telescopic forks as front suspension and monoshox as rear suspension. Size of the front tyre is 90/90-17 and size of rear tyre is 130/70-17. It has tubeless tyres, wheel size is 17 inch. Its weight is 145 kg and ground clearance is 180 mm. Its standard warranty is of 3 years or 30,000 km.

Everything in the other two models are same accept tyre size and power. Power in fuel injection variant is 16.8 bhp @ 8000 rpm and power in carburettor variant is 16.5 bhp @8000 rpm. Tyre size in carburettor with rear drum brake is 90/90-70 as front section tyre and 110/80-17 as rear section tyre and other two variants have 90/90-17 as front tyre and 130/70-17 as a rear tyre.

3. Bajaj Pulsar 200 ns - This bike comes with 199.5cc single cylinder motor which is capable of producing the max power 23.2 bhp @ 9,500 rpm and the max torque of 18.2 rpm @8,000 rpm. It has 4 valves per cylinder and has carburettor as fuel delivery system. This has independent spark control through ECU as ignition and 3 spark plugs per cylinder.

It has a liquid cooled as a cooling system and 6-speed gearbox. Both of it brakes are disc brakes front brake size is of 280 mm and rear brake size is of 230 mm, wheel size is of 17 inch and both the tyres are tubeless tyres with alloys. Its a front suspension is telescopic front fork suspension. and nitrox mono shock absorbers as rear suspension. Top second bike Best sports bike in India under 1 lakh.
Its weight is 152 kg and ground clearance is 167 mm. It can give the mileage of 40 km per litre on highways and 36 km per litre in cities. The company claims it's top speed up to 137 km per hour but according to my ride experience it can reach up to 142 km per hour very easily. It can reach 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and 0-100 in 12.50 seconds. This bike also comes with ABS as an option. the price of this bike starts from 99,000 rupees and goes up to 1,12,000 rupees ex-showroom. But the prices may vary in different places.

4. Bajaj Pulsar 220f - So this is the seventh bike in the category of Bajaj bikes. This bike comes with 220 ccs single cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, twin spark DTSi engine. Which produces the max power of 20.93 bhp @ 8,500 rpm and the max torque of 18.55 Nm @7,000 rpm. It has carburettor as fuel supply system and ignition is digital twin spark ignition. Fuel tank capacity is of 15 litres and can give the mileage of 42 km per litres. It can reach the top speed of 138 km per hour and reaches 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and 0-100 in 13. 30 sec. It has 5-speed gearbox. It has telescopic anti-friction bush as front suspension and 5-way adjustable Nitrox shock absorbers as rear suspension. It has 90/90-17 section front tyre and 120/80-17 section rear tyres which are tubeless. Kerb weight is 155 kg and ground clearance is 165mm. You can get this bike in rupees 93,000 ex-showroom Chandigarh.

So these were the bikes which are much better than KTMduke 125. 

So this was all about ktm duke 125, Thankyou.