VISORDOWN’S Simon Greenacre’s just spent a morning riding KTM’s updated 2017 125 Duke at the launch in Italy.
Here are hist first thoughts: ‘This is a 125 that feels truly premium, desirable, competent and exciting.
‘It looks gorgeous, has a nice ride quality from its new WP suspension and an engine that’s sure to have any youth pretending they’re on a 1290 SDR.
‘It needs to be revved hard, and although that’s sometimes a pain, it also gives the 125 a character that draws you in.
‘The TFT colour screen is superb – info packed, crisp.
‘Handling is light and easy and the standard of finish high.
‘Downsides? Plasticky grips and a firm seat.’