2023 KTM 125 Duke Spotted Testing: A Complete Makeover With An Aggressive Design

Expected to arrive in India in 2023, the KTM 125 Duke next-gen model will sport major upgrades including an offset rear mono-shock suspension.

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For all of you motorbike enthusiasts, here’s a good piece of news that’ll definitely cheer you up. The all-new next-gen 2023 KTM 125 Duke has been spotted testing recently. Your wait is over now since the next generation of KTM motorcycles is going to be here pretty soon. While its launch in India is being expected sometime around February 2023, the official unveiling of the next-gen Dukes is awaited at the EICMA 2022. 

2023 KTM 125 Duke Spotted Testing: A Complete Makeover With An Aggressive Design
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KTM had launched its current-gen Duke range back in 2017, with the KTM 390 Duke being its very first model in the lineup. The spy shots of the all-new 2023 KTM 125 Duke, however, reveal significant upgrades incorporated in it as compared to the current-generation Duke bike range. It now will be seen sporting a new beasty-looking headlight cowl along with sharper fuel tank extensions, while the rear design appears minimal and sleek. Its seats appear restyled, looking more flat from the back while a new digital LCD screen can also be spotted, expected to be similar to KTM RC 125. 

2023 KTM 125 Duke Spotted Testing: A Complete Makeover With An Aggressive Design
Image Credits: Motorrad.de
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Another major update observed on the 2023 KTM 125 Duke, and in fact, in all the current-gen Duke ranges in the international markets is the use of LED headlamps. A key change that can be noted in its trellis frame is the presence of a greater number of crossbeams. Even the bolt-on subframe looks different from the current-gen Duke models.  

One of the biggest changes on the 2023 KTM 125 Duke lies on its rear, an offset type mono-shock suspension. The test mule also sported new wheels with Michelin Road 5 tyres and brakes that appeared more in line with the new RC models. However, the specs of the KTM 125 Duke India model may or may not be different from what has been revealed from the test mule spied upon. 

2023 KTM 125 Duke
Image Credits: Motorrad.de

The KTM 125 Duke 2022 comes with a compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivering 11kW (15hp) and 12Nm torque output. It has a fuel capacity of 13.4L and comes with a 6-speed transmission. The 2022 model KTM 125 Duke price in India starts from Rs 1.71 lakhs. 

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