Ktm launched the 125 Duke in India sometime back and despite its comparatively high price, the bike has received quite a good response from buyers. It is the smallest bike in the duke model lineup and hence the most affordable way to get in the Ktm family. The bike has been lauded for its great performance which rivals many 150 cc bike and for being feature rich. Though Ktm is yet to launch any of its adventure series bike in India yet, the render below gives us a glimpse of how the adventure version of the 125 Duke will look like. Take a look at the video below by DESI GEEEK to know how this render is made.
Though the 125 Duke is a pretty low powered bike, the concept of turning it into an adventure bike seems to be exciting. The baby duke gets powered by a 124.7 cc engine that churns out 14.3 Bhp of power along with 10 Nm of torque. The liquid cooled engine gets a 6-speed gearbox and gets a single channel ABS system as standard. As for the render here, it seems to be inspired by its might brother, the KTM 1090 Adventure. Let’s now get to know about all the changes made on the bike to make it look like an off-road beast.
The front end of the baby Duke gets typical adventure bike features such as a large adjustable windscreen, protruding beak, knuckle guards and flared body fairing. The bike runs on knobby off-road spec tires shod onto spoked rims. The front end has been fitted with dual disc brakes that will further improve the bike’s braking performance. The body frame has been strengthened at the rear so as to make the bike more stable when off the road. A set of orange black side panniers has been added on the bike too.
Air scoops now sit beside the headlight and the lower engine area has been given a new cowling. Another important change here is the new wider seat, which is necessary for maintaining comfort over long rides. A new grab rail has been added for pillion comfort while also offering the ability to tie up extra luggage. The rear swingarm has been picked up from its bigger 1090 adventure sibling. Overall, the bike looks pretty cool and save for some extra bits like the dual disc up front and the rear swingarm, this design can be implemented in real life too.
Talking about KTM’s adventure bike plans for India, the company will bring the 390 Adventure in the market soon. The bike has already been spotted testing in India quite a few times and the launch could happen before the end of this year. It will be priced higher than the regular Duke 390 but still a lot less than the BMW G 310 GS, which will be its direct rival.