2022 FB Mondial Launches its Piega 125 Motorcycle Against KTM 125 Duke
FB Mondial introduced its most awaited Piega 125 in competition with the KTM 125 Duke. The starting price will be 4,400 euros (approximately Rs 3.66 lakh). The weight of the bike is only 135kg.
The Piega 125 is comparatively lighter than its primary rival, the KTM 125 Duke (159 kg).
FB Mondial is an Italian motorcycle company that earlier tied up with Kinetic Motors to sell its motorcycles in India. However, they had to close some of their stores due to low sales. FB Mondial is famous in its land, where it manufactures a wide range of bikes.
In 2022, the business will once again make the news with the introduction of the Piega 125 motorcycle. FB Mondial has compared it with the KTM 125 Duke and found it to be much more affordable. The sad news is that it will not be marketed in India. It is only available in European markets.
FB Mondial Piega 125 vs. KTM 125 Duke
The biggest attraction of the Piega 125 is its grand appearance. Rodolfo Frascoli, who also designed the new 2022 Suzuki Katana, designed the motorcycle. This is also evident as the Piega125 draws a lot of inspiration from the Katana.
It has the perspective of a hunter who is ready to pounce on his prey thanks to the headlamp cover. USD forks with gold plating and muscular tank shrouds add to the Predator appeal. Twin projector units stacked on top of each other handle the headlight function. They have LEDs. Tank shrouds are designed to increase downforce for an aerodynamically superior front-end feel.
The most attractive aspect of the design is the tail section of the Piega 125, which houses the set of taillights, a number plate, and indicators on the tire hugger. As a result, the rear of the motorcycle has an extremely elegant and basic appeal. The bike gets wide street-style handlebars, split seats, underbelly exhaust, and urban look swingarms.
The 2022 FB Mondial 125cc gets single discs at both ends along with single-channel ABS. Apart from this, the instrumentation of the motorcycle is shown on the TFT color display. Overall, the design of the Piega 125 appears to be modern and elegant.
FB Mondial Piega 125 Features & Specs
The Piega 125 is powered by a 124cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates 14.8 bhp power and 10.5 Nm torque. Whereas the KTM 125 Duke is powered by a 125cc engine that produces 14.5 bhp power and 12 Nm torque. The Duke offers additional torque as compared to the Piega. But when it comes to the kerb weight of the bike, the Piega is lighter than the Duke. The KTM Duke weighs 159 kg while the Piega weighs only 139 kg.
FB Mondial Piega 125 Price
The Piega 125 by FB Mondial is priced at EUR 4,400 (approximately Rs 3.66 lakh) while the 125 Duke by KTM is priced at EUR 5,450 (Rs 4.54 lakh). The Piega125 is not only lighter and somewhat more powerful than the 125 Duke, but it is also more affordable.
FB Mondial is not sure about introducing its Piega 125 in the Indian market as its price in India will be almost double as compared to Europe. Another reason for this is that the KTM 125 Duke is made in India, its price is Rs. 1.70 lakhs, which is less than half the price of the Piega125 in Europe.
Piega 125 Rivals
The existing 125cc bikes in India already have some great bikes like KTM Duke 125, Honda SP 125, and Honda Shine which are ready to take on the Piega 125.