The KTM 125 DUKE might only boast 125 cc, but rest assured – this machine is 125% DUKE! Built with the same NAKED ethos as its bigger brethren, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE boasts an all-new, muscled-up attitude, complete with a fresh new frame, suspension package, LED lights, riding tech, and street-ripping, turn-gripping aggression.
Finding that perfect balance when attacking your favorite stretch of tarmac, or sliding around some tight cone-marked corners is easy thanks to the KTM 125 DUKE’s WP APEX Separate piston shock absorber and also be set for preload, white hand levers can be adjusted for reach.
TFT DISPLAY AND CONNECTIVITY
Everything you need at a glance. The 2024 KTM 125 DUKE features an all-new 5″ bonded glass TFT dashboard. This is paired with a new switch cube, with 4-way menu switches that allow easy interaction with all vehicle functions – even smartphone connectivity. Speaking of which, All new generation DUKE models are equipped with connectivity functions, allowing pilots to play music, take incoming calls, and get to where they are going with Turn-by-Turn navigation.
Embracing its NAKED lineage, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE has no shame in bearing it all. Casting an ever-impressive shadow, bristling with shark-like edges and visible air intakes, and painted headlight surround, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE boasts an aggressive stance. A new metal fuel tank, color-injected plastics, and LED lights complete the package.
Premium looks come as standard on the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE. A high-quality, multi-layered, wet-painted finish in either all-new Electronic Orange or Atlantic Blue with clear-gloss graphics perfectly set off the unique DUKE textured seat cover. Make no mistake, this is 100% DUKE with 110% street-cred.
Boasting the latest generation in LC4c engines, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE muscles up with more power, smoother acceleration, and lighter overall weight than before. Drawing from years of experience in the small engine game, the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE now also features an improved gearbox, and an optimized cylinder head, and is ready to adopt EURO5.2 emission standards. Oh, and did we mention is also READY TO RACE?
Tearing a deep gash into the night, all 2024 KTM DUKE models come equipped with powerful LED lights in the front and at the rear. Not only do these work when the world becomes dark, but they also provide improved visibility when navigating busy traffic or misty road conditions.
Thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase, new seat heights, and frame geometry, the 2024 DUKE range boasts dramatically improved cornering behavior, stability, and handling proficiency. This, along with an already sterling reputation as being THE SPAWN OF THE BEAST and an aggressive seating position, means the 2024 KTM 125 DUKE sets the standard when it comes to energetic NAKED machinery.
Improved comfort for the rider and pillion, thanks to thicker seat foam, a narrower profile, and an overall improvement in general ergonomics. Need for more or less seat height? The 2024 KTM 125 DUKE has a standard seat height of 800 mm, but can easy be increased to 820 mm with the optional KTM PowerParts seat offering.
All-new, lightweight forged aluminum footpeg hangers and grippy footpegs ensure riders have uninterrupted grip when banging through the gears, with high-end CNC-machined footpegs available from the KTM PowerParts catalog.
The new design features a 2-piece construction composed of an all-new steel trellis main frame with a pressure die-cast aluminum subframe. The rear shock absorber is now also mounted off-center to allow for a larger airbox while reducing seat height and, at the same time, adding to the DUKE’s aggressive stance. Not only designed for looks, the primary objective of the frame design is to enhance vehicle dynamics by augmenting torsional rigidity, improved agility, and enhanced feedback from the chassis.
A new curved cast aluminum swingarm provides a sturdy and durable platform for the rear suspension system, featuring a direct shock absorber mount that is now offset to the side, for that super-racy look. This also creates additional space for the new exhaust muffler, providing added attitude.
Upfront, a 43 mm WP APEX open cartridge fork with 150 mm travel keeps things in check, ensuring rock-solid performance on all street conditions.
On the rear, you’ll find an off-center WP APEX Separate piston shock absorber with 150 mm of travel and 60 mm of stroke. The rear shock is also preload adjustable.
WHEELS AND TIRES
Reducing weight where it counts the most, the 2024 KTM DUKE range has made significant inroads at reducing unsprung mass thanks to a set of lightweight wheels and grippy Michelin Road 5 tires. This not only improves the overall handling characteristics but also means quicker turn-in and less strain on working components like axels and bearings.
On the front wheel, the KTM 125 DUKE boasts a 320 mm brake disk with brand-new four-piston radial calipers. The new design includes bigger disks to reduce the operating temperature with improvements in the resistance to fading and longer pad lifespan. On the rear wheel, a 240 mm brake disk is installed with a brand-new twin-piston caliper which carries the same benefits as the front wheel. Cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS are also standard features.