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Dan Aspel  says:

Staff bikes: KTM Duke 125 - Loading up the Duke

Fitting luggage on a KTM 125 Duke might seem as pointless as putting race slicks on a Suzuki Burgman, but if you’re a teenager who has the touring bug, you need to know your options. Too low powered and dinky to cope with hard panniers or a topbox, the Duke is limited to soft bags and bungee straps. With this in...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (28 September 2011 15:14)

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May 09

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speedo007 says:

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Jan 10

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rlf3 says:

Average mpg

100mpg is normal for a 125, there are 125 bikes that can do almost 140mpg.

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Aug 11

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100 mpg

You can get 100 mpg from a RS 125 if you really try. Up gear ratios, re restrict, and ride very gently.

And don't ride like a 17 year old.

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Dec 12

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dayle14gb says:


KTM Duke 125 is an amazing all round bike! My tank costs approximately £7-9 of the expensive stuff to fill up, and that will quite easily last me 10 days of going to and from work, aswell as a leisurely trip on a weekend.

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Mar 14

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loading the Duke

This bike may be a 125cc, but has not prevented me fixing a 30 litre topbox to the Duke and I carry a lot of heaver things than a spare jumper! Never noticed any lack of power. Always used a top box even on my XT125X which had less power than this one.

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