2011 KTM 125 Duke Officially Named

Entry-level naked streetbike launches in March

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 31, 2010
KTM has decided what to name its upcoming 125cc naked street bike: the KTM 125 Duke.

The name 125 Duke was selected after months of speculation for the upcoming entry-level streetbike. KTM even held a contest on Facebook to name the new bike. Hopping onto the popularity of the James Cameron movie perhaps, online voters selected the name “Avatar”, as suggested by Alexey Golkin of Russia. KTM decided not to use Avatar for the production model but Golkin will receive his own 125 Duke with personalized graphics.

Originally unveiled at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan, the 125 Duke was developed by the same team behind its older brother, the 690 Duke. The 125 Duke is powered by a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 125cc engine with a claimed output of 15 hp.

KTM displayed two variants of the 125 Duke at EICMA, named “Race” and “Stunt”, hinting that other variations can be produced from the same platform.

The 2011 KTM 125 Duke is expected in dealerships in March, but no word on whether it will be imported to North America. For now, here are a couple of videos KTM released about the 125 Duke.

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