KTM 125 Duke first ride impressions

Published: 28 March 2011

MCN Reporter, Dan Aspel, is riding the new KTM 125 Duke around Stratford Upon Avon. Here are his first impressions:

“From the off you can tell the 125 Duke’s a KTM, it’s got the Austrian firm’s characteristic premier feel and doesn’t seem like a regular 125 – more like an extremely capable motorcycle that happens to be small capacity.

“It’s a completely new engine with suspension by WP and the brakes are derived from Brembos. Making the whole package feel agile.

“It’s on sale at £3,695 and KTM are also giving away a year’s free insurance or low-rate finance which could really spark some life in the learner market, this makes the Duke 125 a cracking deal.”