Ktm launched the Duke 125 in India by the end of 2018 and the bike has been received pretty well by the public. The baby Duke has become the top selling bike for the company in the short time it has been in the market. It is also the cheapest way to enter the Ktm club as the 125 Duke is priced at Rs. 1.18 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Now mileage is one of the major concern for the people who are looking to buy the Duke 125 becauce it is a performance oriented bike and so mileage is expected to be a bit less than regular 125 cc commuters. These two videos below by DV and DK ThakuR vLogs show the approximate city and highway mileage of the bike respectively.
The first video here is conducted using 1 litre of petrol. The riding is limited to city only including stop and go traffic. Following the video, we see that the Ktm Duke 125 rider gets a fuel efficiency of about 43 km/l. By averaging it according to different riding patterns, we can still says the Duke 125 manages to squeeze around 40 km/l of mileage. While it may be a bit less when compared to other 125 cc bikes, one has to keep in mind that the engine of the baby Duke is much more powerful than the regular 125 cc bikes and is tuned for power rather than mileage.
The next video below is done on a highway to give us an idea what is the mileage of the KTM Duke 125 when riding without much braking and throttling. Let’s checkout the video before discussing more about the results.
According to the rider, this mileage test has been conducted after the first servicing of the bike had been done. This means that the bike has completed the initial knocking period and is now fully functional mechanically. This test is done using half litre of petrol and the value received is then multiplied by two to get the mileage per litre. We see that the Duke 125 covered 25.7 km in half litre petrol which translates into a mileage of 51.4 km/l. However, this test run was conducted on the highway without much throttle alteration and braking which probably has resulted into this out come.
Talking about the bike, the KTM Duke 125 is powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 14.5 Bhp of power and 12 Nm of torque. It is a fuel injected engine, which makes it quite fuel efficient. The engine comes with a 6-speed transmission. As per KTM, it can reach a top speed of 115 km/h, which is quite good for such a small capacity bike. The bike comes loaded with features like disc brakes on both the wheels, single-channel ABS, full-digital speedometer and halogen lamps. The 125 Duke also features a few first-in-segment features like the upside down front forks and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. It gets a 6-speed transmission too.