KTM 125 Duke ABS 2014 Review and Specs

KTM 125 Duke Specification - KTM 125 Duke ABS looks really appealing by its alloy wheels, LED indicators , sporty body works and stylish graphics on it. The bike looks really larger than actually it is. The stunning looks, easy handling, good brakes and multi info display are the strong points of this bike.
Features  KTM 125 Duke ABS 2014
The 125 Duke has everything that distinguishes a genuine KTM - from the high-quality chassis components to the multi-function cockpit, which even keeps you up to date with fuel consumption and remaining range. The extensive KTM PowerParts range gives you the option of adding your own individual style.

In 2013, the 125 Duke is setting new safety standards with the first ABS in the 125 cc class. A feature that makes the pleasure of the impressive Duke dynamics even safer for 16-year-olds and gives the finishing touch to what are unique chassis qualities in this segment. On the new KTM 125 Duke, the ABS – from Bosch as always with KTM - monitors the function of the powerful brake system with a radially mounted four-piston calliper, which gains even more braking power with the larger brake disc (from 280 to 300 mm in diameter) - fun without risk, developed in close cooperation with the specialists from Bosch and Brembo. And for the stunt riders among us: the ABS is naturally disengageable

Equally lightweight and delicate as they are stable, the 17 in cast light alloy wheels developed by KTM specifically for the 125 Duke provide a 110 mm tyre width at the front and an impressive 150 mm at the rear. The tyres impress with tremendous grip in both wet and dry conditions, as well as providing supreme durability.

The intricate engine design, state-of-the-art injection electronics and the close-ratio, six-speed transmission not only help the KTM 125 Duke to achieve impressive performance, but also to moderate fuel consumption. Thanks to the regulated catalytic converter, it produces only minimal emissions.

The shapely 11 l fuel tank of the 125 Duke not only provides the rider with perfect knee contact, but also with a range of substantially more than 300 km even when ridden on the edge, thanks to the economic engine.

The compact, three-chamber silencer is positioned close to the machine's overall centre of gravity. This aids centralisation of masses and improves the playful handling of the 125 Duke. Thanks to a regulated catalytic converter, the emissions are exemplary.

The state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with twin overhead camshafts, four valves and electronic fuel injection has been developed specifically for the 125 Duke. It effortlessly achieves its peak power of 11 kW (15 hp) and thanks to the balancer shaft, delivers the highest levels of smoothness.

Just as on the RC8 R, the four valves in the cylinder head of the 125 Duke 2013 are actuated by two overhead camshafts and cam levers. This design is not only extremely reliable, but also offers low friction thanks to the ultra-hard carbon coating of the cam levers - releasing even more power.

The 125 Duke is also a genuine motorcycle in terms of dimensions, providing plenty of space and freedom of movement. The gathered sitting position supports relaxed touring equally as well as committed cornering. Large contact surfaces ensure optimum control and perfect feedback.

For all its sportiness, the two-piece seat provides surprising long-distance comfort, perfect support and first-class ergonomics for rider and pillion. At 810 mm the seat height is low enough for a secure standing position, but also high enough for sports-oriented use and a genuine big-bike feeling.

11 kW (15 hp) of power with an unladen weight of only 127 kg guarantee plenty of riding fun with the 125 Duke. The first-class chassis, with lightweight tubular space frame in the proven KTM design, turns it into a real surfer through the bends. Weight grouped close to the centre of gravity maximise manoeuvrability and precision.

The 125 Duke's high-quality upside-down fork from WP Suspension has the same 43 mm outer tube diameter as the RC8 R – in other words, real racing equipment that guarantees highest levels of stability and precision.

The 125 Duke's lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed swingarm is designed and produced according to the same principle as the 690 Duke. The light alloy swingarm with directly linked WP shock absorber excels with extreme torsional stiffness and outstanding tracking stability.

Specifications KTM 125 Duke ABS
Design : 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement : 124.7 cm³
Bore : 58 mm
Stroke : 47.2 mm
Performance : 11 kW (15 hp)
Starting aid  : Electric starter
Transmission  : 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication : Forced oil lubrication with 1 Eaton pump
Primary gear ratio : 22:72
Secondary gear ratio : 14:45
Cooling system : Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch  : Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition system : Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

Frame  : Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork : WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber : WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel Front : 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear : 150 mm
Brake system Front : Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear     : Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter front : 300 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear : 230 mm
Chain :  5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle : 65°
Wheel base : 1,367±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) : 170 mm
Seat height (unloaded) : 800 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. : 11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. : 127 kg

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