The 125 Duke follows in the tyre tracks of the hugely successful 690 and 990 Duke models.
Available directly from KTM Middle East’s flagship dealer, which is conveniently situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, the 125 Duke is fully customisable courtesy of a wide range of extras that can be added to personalise it to individual tastes.
“The 125 Duke gives KTM direct access to the young rider market with a premium product,” said Tim Trenker, managing partner of KTM-UAE, which is part of the Al Shafar Group.
“The bike has taken our race-proven technology and wrapped it up in a great-looking street bike. It provides a fantastic starting point for anyone who has always wanted to enjoy the true riding fun and fully-fledged motorcycle technology for which KTM is renowned.”
Using the knowledge gained from countless victories on and off the track, KTM has specifically developed the Duke’s four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine for this bike. Despite having a smaller engine, the bike is a full-size model and gives the rider the same feeling as a larger capacity bike.
Trenker added: “Don’t let the small engine deceive you. This bike is super zippy around town. Add to that its short wheelbase and wide bars and you have a quick and manoeuvrable package that is guaranteed to enthral with its dynamism and provide a thrilling riding experience.”
UAE bike aficionados and adrenaline junkies alike have already been given opportunities to whet their appetites with glimpses of the 125 KTM Duke, which made a special appearance in The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and has also been spotted at the recent Dubai Police Anti-Drug campaign event at Mamzar Beach.
KTM is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-road racing motorbikes, street motorcycles and quads. The Austrian brand produces the bike of choice for motocross racing and dune riding. It has enjoyed unprecedented success around the world and can boast the current Dakar Rally bike champion as well as numerous 2011 world titleholders.
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