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r t t a s o ldC The designers at KTM take every motorcycle they build very seriously – from the small 50cc cross bikes for kids to the 1,190cc Superbike. That’s why this 125 is no poor imitation that looks like a big bike, with chopstick-thin fork tubes and tyres as narrow as cutting discs. The 125 Duke is a real KTM with great road-holding, wide tyres and components that withstand even the toughest of stunts. That’s what they say at KTM. We’ll take them at their word and try it out for ourselves. Today is Sunday. We have the whole day to turn the city into our own big 125 Duke skate park.We are travelling on what is currently one of the best and quickest means of transport around town: the 125 Duke.Today the city belongs to us.
COVER STORY Vag ran Almost the right ever definitely ything is more more fu nw fun with more pe ts people, o ith more people ople. Ev f course o erything going for . One of th n the 125 Duke “fuel sta a ride in a proper e best fe – if they is elings in ’r tion starts th ” rendezvous, w pack on moto the world e eir engin hen every rbikes. It starts is es and one take at front of th e grid at tries to s their s the fathom o the traffi push the eats, ut for yo c ir wa perfectio urself ho lights. Yes, it fee y to the n. But yo w a curv ls good to when th u simply e can be e whole can’t be ridden to everyone group ta at the m leans ov kes on a oment er at the co a perfec tly coord same tim rner and fighter je inated s e, just lik ts. quadron e of F-16 TH E DUKES: ROK Denise Julien Robert Can be dolled up. Wanted more than just a scooter. Everything but chick stuff. Talk less. Ride more. And speeded up too.10 H. 23 MIN. 04 SEC. Vagrants AGE 6 / 7
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Motocross whiz kid Ken Roczen tells us his views on the subjects of KTM,four-strokes, two-strokes, women and of course, the Duke 125. Ken, what are you doing in today? Who are the toughest opponents for I’m picking up my 125 Duke. You can also always be seen with a relax the 2011 season? ed smile in all your photos. Well, first of all, there’s my team mate Jerem What do you think of the 125 Duke y Exactly, because if I’m not always think ? von Horebeek and, apart from him, Jeffre ing I think it’s wicked! I love the aggressive look y about it and putting pressure on myse Herlings. They’re both young and very fast. lf, with the angular lines typical of KTM; I most things seem to happen by themselve like Otherwise, Tommy Searle is very competitiv s. the thick fork, the wide tyres and the sport e y this year. He also knows where his throttle seat position. is. How do you like it in the USA? But wait and see. Everyone’s still really hot I’m really happy there; I think it’s great. at the start of the season. Come mid-seas I’d And it’s a two-seater. You could take on really like to stay there and take part in we’ll see who’s not only fast but tough the your girlfriend with you. as national championships as well, but that well. That’s the time when you’re tired and Well, I haven’t really clashes with the timetable for FIM races in. your body feels battered. Then we’ll see who’s got a girlfriend. fighting who for the top places. How do you manage to combine racingHow come? with high school? Apart from the competition, MX “godThere’s no lack of interest. - I don’t. I left school with an intermedi father” Stefan Everts says it too – he’s ate Yes, but I still don’t have anything serious certificate instead of a high school diploma, on still riding after all these years. the go. It would be nice to have a girlfriend, because I was travelling around so much. Stefan is still a fantastic rider. But perha I’m someone to look after me well, but I don’t ps working now – as a racing rider. we’ll find out who’s faster sometime or other want anyone just for the sake of having a girl- . Our styles are not that different; we both friend. I prefer to wait for something bette ride How long have you been riding MX now? r. very smoothly, so it’ll be really exciting. Since I was two-and-a-half years old.What do you do then to relax? The fans expect you to be the I like to check things out on the laptop, see next world champion. How does that feel? what everyone’s up to and what’s happening It’s great to hear that the fans believe in out there. And, of course, I hang out with me. Generally, I try to be relaxed about everything my friends. That relaxes me. I’m not alone , although the world title is a realistic goal. very often; there are almost always peop le But I’m keeping my feet on the ground and around me. riding the races like I always do.
On the outskirts of town, there’s a ramp. A wall ride is possible, surely. Time for an “I dare you!” This ramp is a reminder of every cliff when boarding: it just has to be possible. We’ve been here so often already and talked and talked and talked about it, that a wall ride “has to be possible” here. But the talking is over now, because Andreu has simply gone for it and com- pleted the wall ride. According to the unwritten rules of the group, this means that we all at least have to try it ourselves. Robert analyses it. Julien doesn’t dare. Robert is spurred on by ambition. He approaches it at great speed and almost jumps over the wall. Safely back on the ground, he makes out that’s what he planned to do anyway – intentional. Then it’s Denise’s turn – and she nails the wall ride at the first attempt. We all look at Julien. Julien looks at his shoes as if they were highly interesting. Suddenly, it clicks – you can almost hear it. He swings himself onto his 125 Duke and rides at the wall even faster than Robert ...14 H. 06 MIN. 27 SEC. CLIMBING WALL AGE 12 / 13
COVER STORY “You just h ave to swit concentra ch te on what’ off and s in front o f you.” A LL UR NG WYO BIC LIM
Tech FactsAs fast as it looks: DETAIL KTM 125 Duke. Lightwe ight con Swinga s rm and truction: rim. As rear wh wit eel the focu h all KTM mod Twin ov erhead s with th els, To ens ca is on ra e dical lig 125 Duke ure go mshafts. htweigh optimum od cha enginee p rging a rin manufa g. That’s why K t camsha ower, an inta nd ft each ke and therefore The unde rflo open la ctures th e TM optimis actuate an four valv exhaust sound an or exhaust system ttice-wo rim and the ed ducts . es in flo d perform an combines rk swing tre of gra from de lic arm w- vity. In its ce with a low cestable d ate, but extrem wheel an d the en place betw een the re n- ie-cast e aluminiu ly disappea rs a gine, the exhau ar m. bass tone lmost completely. B st pipe of the sin ut the dee gle cylind p er remain s.11 H. 46 MIN. 12 SEC. Tech Facts AGE 14 / 15
E BIK 25 eaks fo r itself. Duke sp ualities: WP of the 1 al q arance s intern lines.T he appe erything, it ha d steel brake f ev ide ula 1 On top o nts. Bra ator. Form A fat upside-down io n eleme sumption indic is designed fork with radially- suspens . Fuel con ass mounted brake ge eight ch e but a few. caliper guides th F uel gau nology. Lightw To nam front wheel on th e tech r. engine imulato e 125 Duke. This lement s 43 mm WP fork in th e finite e on every road surfa responds sensitive ly ce and has massive reserves, since it co uld provide the sus- pension for a much larger motorbike. It also provides an ind ication of the qual- ity of the road surfa ce straight to your fingers. Technical EnginE TYpE MOTOr Data DiSplAcEMEnT single cylinder, 4-s troke BOrE / STrOKE 124.7 ccm pOWEr 58 / 47.2 mm TrAnSMiSSiOn 11 kW (15 hp) @ 9,500 rpm 6 gears cHASSiS FrOnT SuSpEn SiOn rEAr SuSpEn WP-USD Ø 43 mm SiOn SuSp. TrAvEl WP-Monoshock FrOnT / rEAr TAnK cApAciTY 150 / 150 mm WEigHT (rEADY approx. 11 Liter TO rAcE) approx. 124 kg Strict limits apply for 125cc engines 125s can have no . KTM has made th more than 15 hp, e most of them all is only of use to th so the Duke 125 ha . Legally, e rider if it can be s all 15. However, single-cylinder has applied well to the power a short-stroke desig road. Therefore, th So that headway is n with the widest po e new made with every rev ssible usable rev ra . nge. First Oil Fillin g for all KTM Engin es.
fowerfarts CR EATBriefing in Robert’s garage. There’s a probloriginal. That has to change. We start withKTM’s PowerParts range, beca em; a serious one: Denise’s 125 Duke is the hand guards and a couple use they make a big difference for little mone too of stickers from y. O WN B L WITH: LOOK COO adlight mask r he » Smalle » LED kit ets » Sprock ring. For that, the rear wheel first has to beAlso good looking: the KTM-orange chain can be dismantled easily, just like every otherremoved of course. Good that the 125 Duke with stickers more easily.KTM. Once removed, the rim can be decorated SAFE & QUICK WITH: » Racing footrests » Crash pads » Wave front brake disc we go!The pit stop complete in record time: away The use of several articles from the KTM powerparts range is not permitted on public roads under certain15 H. 26 MIN. 21 SEC. CREATE your own bike AGE 16 / 17 circumstances (differs from country to country). Further information can be obtained from your KTM dealer.
T E Y OUR The five of us probably get along IKE! chain, the brake disc with orange together so well because we’re so anodised aluminium carrier, the steel different. So our 125 Dukes areB chainguard, the hand guards, a set different too. of stickers in military colours and The most radical example of which is axle protectors for his crashes. In the Andreus’ machine. First of all, it has meantime, his Duke looks just as wild been converted to a single-seater, as him. Hard to top. Robert, however, seeing as no one really dares take the intends to outdo him this evening in pillion seat, since that thing with the the dark, with LED strips along the long flight of steps and the railings. bellypan of his 125 Duke. All parts that But at least the bike looks a lot better are guaranteed to fit, because they now. Andreu has of course also gone come straight from KTM’s PowerParts for the smaller licence plate holder. range. On top of that, he has the orange check web! om the 25duke.c www.1
Create your With high-quality parts from the PowerParts range, own 125 Duke! you can turn a 125 Duke into “your” 125 Duke. Sticker kits Respraying parts is tricky and look s lousy if not carried out by qualified That’s why there are PowerParts stick hands. er kits with which you can decorate Duke. Application is quick and easy your – removal is too. HEAD- LIGHT MASK The small headlight mask is as flat as a Supermoto number plate and makes the front of the Duke just as flat too. Without any spray-painting equipment, you can make the mask your very own with PowerParts trim stickers. 125D 125D UKE UKE .COM .COM Brake disc Swap the standard single-piece brake disc for this racing component: a KTM- orange anodised bracket made of light- weight aluminium provides a floa ting hold for a jagged wave disc mad e of grippy stainless steel.15 H. 32 MIN. 49 SEC. CREATE your own bike AGE 18 / 19
CREATE YOUR OWN BIKE Solo seat No girlfriend or boyfriend? Invest the money you’ve saved in a single-conversion: instead of the pillion seat, fit a racing-style cover with padding – and lose the grab handle s! LICENCE PLATE HOLDER Shorten the standard licence plate holder drastically with the PowerParts version. Licenc e plate and indica- tors are also removed quickly when you want to take a ride on the kart track. Lighting kit These slim, space-saving LED strips can be fitted anywhere on the Duke, even behind the visible parts, for example to illuminate the engine indirectly. God knows, it deserves it. Stainless steel chain- guard The chainguard made from stainless steel sheet looks extremely high quality, it’s wear-resistant and fits in perfectly with the pure, tough profile of the Duke. Orange chain When your chain needs replacing, whether due to wear or simply due to appearance, you can fit this PowerParts replacement: riveted, no connecting link and in the fashionable colour of “glowing manifold orange”. Rim stickers Crash padsWe supply the 125 Duke with black Sometime or other you’re going rims so that you can make them to dropyour own with the minimum of effort. your Duke. No problem. It tumbles PowerParts rim stickers don’t evencost much, but they make a big impres better with these bolt-protecting sion. pads on the axles. The use of several articles from the KTM powerparts range is not permitted on public roads under certain circumstances (differs from country to country). Further information can be obtained from your KTM dealer.
COVER STORY A p lace to play18 H. 44 MIN. 02 SEC. harbour location AGE 20 / 21
performs. 125 Duke simply out drifting in the dirt: the KTM knows all ab where we want spots full of dirt, cycle magazines But there are also bert reads motor spot, by chance, drifting today. Ro . If ed a large empty to practise lled gravel drifts” recently discover play around with the ng about “controJulien r, where we now and th ey are always writi ter all, KTM is “the” expertdo wn by the harbou try out a few things on en so can we! Af ly, the Duke can ne who wants to they can do it, th permotos. Actual125 Dukes. Everyo space for that. A to dirt and su eel swerves out bike knows that you need a lot of ere when it comes when the rear whhis or her stupid remarks, wh d really well, even Julien is smiling again surises you with be controllespace where no one pres ng goes wron g and that is ertaking. Even th e slightly grazed run-off if somethi out squealing for ov long after dark.there’s plenty of can complain ab and we stay untilso secluded th at no residents just such a by the harbour istyres. Julie n’s discovery down u can test how low the th grip, where yospace. There are areas wi .125 Duke can go . Hint: pretty low u lean the Duke then?How low can yo
INTERVIEW ROK is a stunt rider from, model year 1989. He has always loved motorsport, even when such things as basketball and tennis intervened as a child. At the age of 15, he acquired a scooter and an appropriate licence so that he could copy the tricks of elite street-stuntmen on his bike. Now he rides a 125 Duke.20 H. 55 MIN.BAGOROS Meet and greet INTERVIEW 05 SEC. AGE 22 / 23 22 /23
How did you come to KTM or ratherthe 125 Duke come to you? You have been able to test the 125 Duke a bit now. How will itAfter four years on a scooter, I was ready for a new challenge. At withstand the tough daily routine of I a stunt machine?the Intermot in 2010, I spoke to KTM about the 125 Duke, which The biggest problem with stunt bikes . It appeared to be the perfect is that the frame soon breaksonly knew previously from pictures due to the impact forces in crashes. That’s why there are only astunt bike. And apparently KTM thought I was the appropriate rider. few bikes that are really suitable for stunts. The 125 Duke is one of them. Its tubular steel frame makes it very robust and crash-proof.Your old work tool was a two-stroke stunt scooter. What wereyour first impressions of the extremely different 125 Duke? Stunts need an audience. How well does the 125 Duke go down I was afraid that it would take me a while to get used to the with the spectators? 125 Duke, but it was exactly the opposite: After two days, I had They’re all surprised how zippy the 125 Duke is and how well the already nailed the first tricks and now, two months later, I can ride tricks are going. Then people not in the know ask me whether the it better than I could the scooter. Duke is a 600 or 800 cc machine. And those who do know what they’re talking about ask me how I make drifts, burn-outs and What are currently your favourite stunts on the KTM? wheelies look so easy with only 15 hp. And the engine hasn’t even been tuned. At the moment, my favourite tricks are the so-called “combo cir- cles”, which are circle wheelies where you try to change your body What are your (next) goals? position as much as possible. Apart from that, I like the “jump-to- switch” wheelie, where I jump off during the wheelie and land with In the short-term, I want to ride as man y shows as possible. But my legs crossed. my main goal is to become world stun t champion. How much do you practice per day? I train for 3 or 4 hours almost every day, whatever the weather. And what have you broken doing that ? I haven’t broken anything at all yet. But you can feel the long train- ing sessions every day. In fact, I alwa ys have bruises and grazes somewhere or other. What should a 125 Duke rider definitely have a go at? The brakes and fork are tailor-made for stoppies. The centre of gravity also helps. And, if something goes wrong, it withstands it really well.
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The Reason why 2. Fully fledged The 125 Duke has the DNA of a fully-fledged sports bike. Its two big brothers answer to the name of 690 Duke and 990 Super Duke respecti vely; you could say the 125 is a chip off the old block!6 reasons .. Thanks to an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, it is incredibly easy to handle, . extremely powerful and very comfortable to ride, both alone and two-up. Full to the brim with superior fea- tures and 11 litres of petrol, 1. A proper motorcycle only 135 kilograms. the 125 Duke weighs in at Before we say anything else : the KTM 125 Duke is not a cess after race success kno kids’ bike! Those who churn w how cool bikes are produc out race suc- by motorcycle riders for mot ed The KTM 125 Duke has bee orcycle riders. It looks like a n developed it rides like a real KTM – in short, it is a real KTM! real KTM, it’s equipped like a real KTM and 3. Fair price Back in the 60’s and 70’s , KTM was already succes selling small-displacement sfully motorcycles for daily road With the 125 Duke, KTM has use. come full circle back to the roots, offering the best-possib se le introduction to the world motorised two-wheelers, all of at a fair price.6 reasons for the 125 DUKE AGE 26 / 27
4. Chassis / brakes A steel tubular space fram e with die-cast aluminium swingarm keeps a tight rein on the unbridled power of the eng absorber at the rear and a ine. The WP shock 5. Style 43 mm WP upside- The LED indicators, LED tail down fork at the front ensure light and LED licence plate that the power also the hottest high-end bike in illumination make the 125 feels smooth on the road. Cas this motorcycle class. It alre Duke t aluminium rims stylish impression straight ady makes a cool, grown-up and extra wide tyres finally from the dealer, but it looks and apply this power to own stamp on it. “Create you even better once you have put the asphalt. Thanks to the alu r own bike” and tune your Duk your minium footrests, PowerParts and PowerWear e individually with the extensivthe 750 mm wide handlebars range. e and the fat frontbrake disc with radially- mou nted four-piston 6. Top technologybrake caliper, you’ll certainly be faster, but safer The free-revving 125 cc singas well! le cylinder mobilises a whole clearly reflects KTM’s experie 15 hp and presses on solidly nce in compact and lightwe with every rev. The power uni and only consumes 3.3 litre ight high-performance engines t s of fuel every 100 kilometres . The engine sounds furious Digital rev counter with gea (86 mpg); on top of which, r indicator, fuel consumptio it’s extremely low on emissio naturally all come as standa n in litres / 100km and an ind ns. rd. ication of the remaining ran ge ... for the 12 5 DUKE