The Philippine market is all too familiar with some motorcycles coming from China that closely resemble more established and popular brands from Europe and Japan. Classic examples include the Rusi MP 125, or the Ducati Panigale-inspired Moxiao 500 and the “Ducatoy”, which is a rebadged Lifan motorcycle.
While browsing the net, we came across this model sold in Europe. This 125cc motorcycle is the Pista 125 (called NK 125 Furious in the UK market), which is now updated to meet current Euro5 emissions standards.
Distributed in the EU by Hans Leeb GmbH, the Pista 125 is powered by a liquid-cooled 124cc powerplant and packs about 16 Ps of power.
Other features include a six-speed transmission, sporty inverted forks, full-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, aluminum swingarm, and an all-too familiar TFT screen that looks almost exactly like the one on the KTM Duke 390.
Besides the familiar-looking TFT screen, the overall silhouette and sharp styling of the Pista 125 also resembles KTM’s Duke.
It has a 13.5-liter fuel tank which should give the Pista 125 a pretty respectable range in between top ups. SRP for the Pista 125 is €3,399, or roughly PhP200,000 (PH taxes and duties not included).
Is this copy worth the price?