As well as styling updates, the 124.7cc single cylinder engine has been brought into the modern age and is now Euro4 compliant, offering a wider spread of power than the previous bike’s lump.
These alterations mean the new 125 Duke exudes quality. It also offers you that big bike feeling, thanks to a roomy riding position capable of accommodating taller riders, without feeling intimidating to novices.
KTM have turned this bike into a real rival-beater. Compared to the rest of the 125cc crop (Yamaha MT-125, Aprilia Tuono 125, Suzuki GSX-S125, Honda CB125R), it offers a crisp, well finished package that others struggle to match. It also injects new hopes into the longevity of motorcycling, giving teens an exciting low-capacity bike to aspire to – something unseen since the head banging two stroke Aprilia RS125.