Home / Motor/ DPMC launches KTM Duke 125 in Sri Lanka

DPMC launches KTM Duke 125 in Sri Lanka


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Monday, 13 May 2019 00:00

Facebook

KTM Racer Jacques Gunawardena with the newly-introduced KTM Duke 125

DPMC Divisional Manager (Vehicle Sales) Lakmal de Silva introducing the features of the KTM Duke 125. DPMC Chief Operating Officer Naalaka Madugalle and General Manager (Vehicle Sales) Mahesh De Silva are also present

The much-awaited Austrian bike brand KTM Duke 125 was launched recently in Sri Lanka by David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. (DPMC) at Battaramulla and Jaffna KTM showrooms as well as dealer points in Matara, Kattankudy and Akkaraipattu.

KTM Duke 125

With the introduction of KTM Duke 125, six KTM models including Duke 200, RC 200, Duke 250, Duke 390 and RC 390 are now available in Sri Lanka. 

DPMC Divisional Manager (Vehicle Sales) Lakmal de Silva speaking at the launch said that this would be the first performance-oriented 125cc motorcycle complete with a four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, fuel injection engine in the country.

The Duke 125 is powered by a 124.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which produces 15PS of power and 12Nm of torque at 8000rpm.

The engine works in tandem with a six-speed transmission with an ability to speed from 0 to 100 in 16 seconds. Brakes include discs on both ends with single-channel ABS by Bosch with rear wheel sensing as a standard feature. The rear tyre size of the bike is 150mm and comes with an electric start, mono REAR shock absorbers, informative TFC DIGITAL speedo meter, aluminum swing arms, and attractive split seat. 

He said the Duke 125 is available in three contemporary KTM colour variants.

“Most features of the KTM Duke 125 are available for the first time in Sri Lanka in this bike category,” Silva said. 

The KTM Duke 125 is packed with high-quality USD (upside-down) WP suspension. The mono shock absorber has a progressive spring, where pre-load is adjustable providing a well-balanced suspension. It has some serious style quotient, with the tank design being a show stealer.

The new Duke 125 comes with conventional naked street bike styling from KTM and is sure to make heads turn. The KTM Duke 125 also has extended stylised tank shrouds which are visible up to the headlights. The fuel tank and the high quality cast along with other aesthetic features makes for a very impressive naked street bike.Europe’s No. 01 racing bikes, the KTM was introduced to Sri Lanka by the DPMC last year. Currently, two KTM showrooms operate in Battaramulla and Jaffna while KTM dealer showrooms are situated in Kattankudy, Akkaraipattu and Matara. An exclusive KTM servicing and repair workshops also operates at DPMC Hyde Park Corner, Akkaraipattu and Jaffna to provide after sales service and technical expertise for the convenience of customers as well as 50 service dealers around the country.

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

17 things ‘Avengers: Endgame’ teaches us about the state of our superheroes

Friday, 24 May 2019

Art imitates life. Even movies do. Maybe especially so. In these lean times, there’s nothing like a little laughter to stop the press, stem the blood pressure, ease that stress in life. So here goes. Trust you’ll take these tongue-in-cheek. Or pe


Sri Lanka needs urgent surgery!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Sri Lanka was on the slippery slope of a serious crisis, heading for a great disaster of the State, even before the outbreak of Easter Sunday attacks. Now, in the aftermath of the ruthless Easter Sunday attacks, the country’s crisis has become exac


Mangala, Monks, Mangala Sutta and Marx

Friday, 24 May 2019

In the Buddhist belief system, ‘Mangala’ means a ‘blessing’. In the abstract ‘Mangala’ denotes an ‘auspicious sign’. In the ‘Mangala Sutta’, the Buddha has enumerated 38 of the highest blessings that we must or should be guided b


Who built the Matara/Beliatta railway line?

Friday, 24 May 2019

In 2019, after 70 long years of independence, Sri Lanka succeeded in adding to the rail network left behind by the British when we extended the southern line from Matara to Beliatta, a distance of less than 20 miles. While the network left in place b


Columnists More