My friend Christof from KTM stopped over with his lady this afternoon on a Duke 125 tricked out with a lot of powerparts.
Christof, I pressed the shutter too early, sorry dude.
My little man liked the bike.
I gave it a quick spin too. Not nearly long enough to write a review on it but you could tell straight away it was a good bike. It had great brakes and it was really easy to handle because it’s so small. For example it was easy to get some speed, step on the back brake and do a 180 and head back the other way without putting a foot down (always a good bike test I reckon as you get an idea of the weight, geometry, brakes, clutch and throttle response). An excellent beginner bike for sure. Of course it is underpowered after riding a 690 but I guess you could still have a lot of fun on this bike. A slightly bigger engine and it would be REALLY fun.
On a side note, I did ZERO post production on these photos. The Canon 550D with a decent prime lens and the right settings for the occasion (sometimes a bit fiddly to find) is a seriously good camera. Quite refreshing and time saving to have photos exactly as you would like them straight from the memory card.