MCN Fleet: KTM 125 Duke handguard heaven

Published: 21 November 2017

I used KTM’s online configurator to make some updates to Doris the 124.7cc Duke. One addition, which I thought would benefit the motorway miles I cover a bit more, was KTM’s handguards (purchased from KTM PowerParts in small, black, for £66.12).

Instantly I noticed they keep my hands considerably warmer, deflecting the wind. They do however increase the width of the bike, which may make you think twice about filtering, but not too drastically.

The handguards, which come with all fastening materials, are easily removable. I’ve taken them off a couple of times to help me when maneuvering Doris to the back of my house.

KTM’s handguards are part of the Austrian firm’s ‘Street Equipment’ and can also be ordered in their signature orange or white colours, between £30-100. 

I used KTM’s online configurator to make some updates to Doris the 124.7cc Duke. One addition, which I thought would benefit the motorway miles I cover a bit more, was KTM’s handguards (purchased from their PowerParts in small, black, for £66.12). Instantly I noticed they keep my hands considerably warmer, deflecting the wind.

They do however increase the width of the bike, which may make you think twice about filtering, but not too drastically. The handguards, which come with all fastening materials, are easily removable.

I’ve taken them off a couple of times to help me when maneuvering Doris to the back of my house. KTM’s handguards are part of the Austrian firm’s ‘Street Equipment’ and can also be ordered in their signature orange or white colours, between £30-100.

Price £4099 Torque 9ftlb @7500rpm Bike weight 137kg (dry) Seat height 830mm Fuel 13.4 litres @81mpg = 168.8 range

Even the @ktm_uk was out in today’s chilly, sunny day #MCNFleet17

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125 Duke stats

Price: £4099

Torque: 9ftlb @7500rpm

Bike weight: 137kg (dry)

Seat height: 830mm

Fuel: 13.4 litres @81mpg = 168.8 range

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