MCN has ridden the new KTM 125 Duke, the first learner friendly road bike from the Austrian firm.
Priced at £3,695, it's aimed at inspiring a new generation of young riders and getting them hooked on the high spec. orange bikes from across the channel. Find a KTM for sale
With 43mm upside-down forks and an adjustable rear shock by WP, and four-piston radial front brakes developed by Bybre (an Indian division of Brembo), the specs. are top-end quality for an entry level bike.
The single-cylinder DOHC 124.7cc fourstroke engine was developed specifically for the model, and KTM says the machine wasn't just a side project, but a "priority one" effort.
To read the full details and impressions of the new Duke see this week's MCN, on sale now.