KTM has silently increased the prices of both of its offerings in the 125cc segment, i.e., the Duke 125 and RC 125. It is being said that the reason behind this price hike is to increase the low dealer margin on these bikes. While this is RC 125’s first price hike after its launch, the Duke 125 had received two hikes in the past and this is its third one.
After this latest price hike, KTM Duke 125 retails at Rs 1,32,500 which is Rs 2,248 more than before. On the other hand, the RC 125 is now Rs 1,537 more expensive and carries a tag of Rs 1,48,750.
Both the 125 KTMs are doing phenomenally well in the market even though they are among the priciest bikes in the segment. And KTM justifies the high prices by providing high-end equipment like USD WP suspension at the front, ABS, wider tyres, mono-shock at the rear, brilliant brakes, etc. Both the bikes share the same 125cc, liquid-cooled, single that produces 14.5hp and 12Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Even after the increased prices, both the 125s are still the most affordable KTMs in the country giving a platform (especially) for the youngsters to become a proud member of the vast KTM family.
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)