Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke

KTM 125 Duke Price starts at Rs. 1.79 Lakh which is Rs. 32,767 costlier than base model of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 priced at Rs. 1.46 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is 52 kmpl whereas the mileage of KTM 125 Duke is 48.05 kmpl. In technical specifications, KTM 125 Duke is powered by 124.7 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in 4 different colours while KTM 125 Duke comes with 2 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke

Key Highlights Bajaj Pulsar NS160 STDKTM 125 Duke 2021
Engine Type Oil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Max Power 17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke Key Highlights

Basic Info Bajaj Pulsar NS160 STDKTM 125 Duke 2021
Rating
705 reviews
625 reviews
Brand Name Bajaj KTM
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.46 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.79 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Oil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Max Power 17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
Fuel Type ... Petrol
Colors
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Colors
KTM 125 Duke Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
EMI
Rs. 4,385 @ 11.99% (36 months)
Rs. 5,170 @ 9.45% (36 months)
Insurance Rs. 11,157 Pulsar NS160 Insurance Rs. 7,496 125 Duke Insurance
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Engine Type
Oil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i
Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine
Engine Displacement
160.3 cc
124.7 cc
Max Power
17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm
14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
Max Torque
14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Emission Type
bs6-2.0
bs6-2.0
Bore
...
58 mm
Stroke
...
47.2 mm
No Of Cylinders
...
1
Drive Type
...
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
...
4
Fuel Type
...
Petrol
Compression Ratio
...
12.8:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Mileage (City)
...
46.92 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
48.05 kmpl
Mileage (Overall)
52 kmpl
...

Tyre Size
Front :-100/80 -17 Rear :-130/70 -17
...
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Seat height
...
822 mm
Length*Width*Height
2017*804*1060 mm3
...
Wheelbase
1372 mm
...
Length
2017 mm
...
Ground Clearance
170 mm
155 mm
Height
1060 mm
...
Width
804 mm
...
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13.4 Liters
Kerb Weight
152 Kg
159 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
230 mm

Battery Type
...
Lead Acid
Additional Features
Gear position indicator, Turn-By-Turn Navigation
Lubrication - Wet Sump, Forced, Sub Frame - Bolt on sub-frame, Rider Aids - Advanced ABS
Battery Capacity
12V / 8AH
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
LED

ABS
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
...
Starting
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Split
Split
Display
...
LCD Digital
Speedometer
Digital
Digital
Tachometer
Digital
...
Trip Meter
...
Digital
Average Fuel economy
...
Distance to Empty
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Stepup Seat
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Navigation
...
Service Due Indicator
...
DRLs
...

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • It packs a pretty powerful engine
  • Shares the capable perimeter frame with larger Pulsars
  • Stopping power is pretty good.

KTM 125 Duke

  • Comes with sophisticated underpinnings
  • Quite beginner-friendly
  • Refined engine

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • Engine refinement could have been better
  • It isn’t feature-rich like its segment rivals
  • It is the heaviest 160cc motorcycle.

KTM 125 Duke

  • Powerband is quite narrow
  • Pretty expensive for what it offers
  • Lacks dual-channel ABS
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which one is the best for short range, NS 160 or Duke 125?
  • Duke 125
  • Na 160 makes more sense as it is high in power figures than duke125 and value for money
  • Short range as in height - Neither of them.Short range as in distance - both of them
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Q. Which is the best bike in the 160cc segment?
  • Best bikes 160CC are Apache 160, Pulsar NS160 and Hero Xtreme 160R. All are good. Check and test ride and choose the bike. I have been using Hero Xtreme 160R, its very good, light weight and very good pickup. All LED and has auto sail technology. Its fun to ride sporty bike.
  • If you are looking for a low budget vehicle i would suggest Bajaj ns 160 ,but still if you can afford a few thousands then you can go for either yamaha MT 15 which is a very good naked sports bike or yamaha R15 V3 if you are looking for a doomed vehicle
  • I have been using for two years. My friend who is bike enthusiast had checked my bike.It's very good. Light weight. Very good pickup.Not faced any issues.Service cost is minimal.Test drive it.You can go for it. Now updated version going to release.Wait for it.You can go for it .
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Q. Which one is better ns 160, apache 160 4v, or Apache 180 rtr?
  • Powerwise rtr160 4v got more power than ns 160. But mileagewise ns160 is very fuel efficient. So I feel ns would be a good choice
  • Ns 160 is good Design a sporty LOOksgo for ns 160
  • Apache 160 4v
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Vs KTM 125 Duke Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke?

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is cheaper than KTM 125 Duke by Rs. 32,767.

Which bike offers better performance Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs KTM 125 Duke?

For the STD version, 160.3 cc engine of Pulsar NS160 produces 17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm of torque. Whereas for the 2021 version, 124.7 cc Petrol engine of 125 Duke produces 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm of power and 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Pulsar NS160
  • KTM 125 Duke
  • Pulsar NS160
    Riding poster 

    The riding poster is very good in pulsar ns 160.Also best pick up and top end.Very good mileage of 41 kmp/l.Also the servicing cost is very budget friendly.

    0
    Archid (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    Good mileage 

    This is a great bike with good mileage and power and looks, No competition with this in this price segment, Best in its segment

    0
    Bibhasish (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    Bajaj Pulsar NS160: My Trusty City Zoomer 

    As the proud owner of a Bajaj Pulsar NS160, I have had quite the adventure zipping through the busy streets and occasional long stretches of my city. Purchased just over a year ago, this bike with its 160.3 cc engine offers the zest I need with a peak power of 15.5 PS and believe me, it does make a difference. The torque of 14 Nm coupled with a 5 speed gearbox ensures a smooth ride even in tricky traffic.Riding comfort is considerable, thanks to its well seat and upright riding posture, making even the longer commutes manageable.

    0
    Anonymous 1 week ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    Good experience 

    Driving is a good experience for long distance best is comfy drive bad is backside wheel must have been better overall the performance is good to for since it provides a decent mileage

    0
    Praveen (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    promises and delivers performance 

    My NS160 has a 160.3cc engine , single-cylinder, oil-cooled, BS6 engine. It offers good performance for city traffic and comfortable highway riding . And it claims a mileage of 52 kmpl on highway .The NS160 offers a comfortable, upright riding posture with a slightly raised handlebar, a well-cushioned split seat design for rider . It lacks additional safety features like airbags or traction control that might be found in some bigger bikes. However it is not a most powerful engine.

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    Anonymous 1 week ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    The Bajaj NS 160 delivers 

    The bajaj ns 160 delivers a thrilling riding experience with its lively engine and impressive acceleration, Captivating riders with its agility and performance on both urban streets and highways alike.However, Amidst its exhilarating performance, I have concerns about noticeable vibrations, Particularly at higher speeds, Which may detract from the overall comfort, Warranting consideration for those planning longer journeys.Additionally, While the ns 160 boasts a sturdy build, Certain plastic components have been less durable, Necessitating careful handling to avoid potential damage and ensure longevity.In terms of fuel efficiency, The ns 160 offers decent mileage of 40- 42 km / litre, Making it an economical choice for daily commutes and occasional extended rides.Its efficient fuel consumption contributes to its practicality and affordability, Appealing to riders seeking a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness.The ns 160's standout feature lies in its quick pickup, Allowing for seamless overtakes and swift maneuvers in congested traffic conditions.This attribute enhances the overall riding experience, Instilling confidence in riders as they navigate various road scenarios with ease and precision.Furthermore, The bike is equipped with modern amenities such as a digital instrument cluster and led lighting, Adding to its appeal and ensuring convenience for riders.Despite its strengths, The ns 160 does have its drawbacks, Which potential buyers should consider before making a purchase decision.The presence of vibrations, While manageable for short rides, May become bothersome during extended journeys, Affecting overall comfort and rider satisfaction.Additionally, While the bike's build quality is generally robust, Certain plastic components may raise concerns about their durability over time, Necessitating cautious handling to prevent damage.When it comes to after-sale service, Bajaj's service network generally offers reliable support to ns 160 owners, Ensuring prompt assistance and maintenance when needed.However, The quality of service may vary depending on the location and dealership, Highlighting the importance of choosing a reputable service center for any necessary repairs or maintenance tasks.Also it has a drawback as the vehicle is heavyweight of please 50- 60 kg to lift so i recommend light weight persons to check before choosing.At the end it is an economically best vehicle with a decent speed and mileage with a sports bike aerodynamics.

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    Vishnu (Verified User) 3 weeks ago
  • Pulsar NS160
    Smooth performer 

    It is a sporty looking bike and the five speed gearbox is good and is the most powerful bike. the build quality of this bike is good and this bike is comfortable and gives commanding position and in the traffic it performs really well. The engine performance of this bike is very smooth and punchy with fun to ride quality and it comes with the combined braking system that works very well. The mileage of this bike is around 45 to 50 kmpl which is good enough and the handling of this bike is also very good.

    0
    Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • Pulsar NS160 User Reviews
  • 125 Duke
    Perfect bike 

    Perfect bike i drive this bike my suggestion is very comfortable bike ❤️🫰🏻

    0
    Deewana (Top ZW Voice) 3 days ago
  • 125 Duke
    Varry safety 

    I have ktm moter bike because it is varry safety and good condition bike.I like ktm bike.

    1
    Nipun (Verified User) 1 week ago
  • 125 Duke
    victory under your name 

    My father gifted me recently KTM 125 Duke which is my dream bike from childhood . It's known for its aggressive styling, sporty handling, and powerful engine for a 125cc class machine. .It claims a mileage of around 40 kmpl which is decent in this range . It has a sportier riding posture compared to a regular commuter bike my father feels uncomfortable while. riding it . It does not conatins ABS technology which is the major comcern .

    0
    Anonymous 1 week ago
  • 125 Duke
    Love for the design and different look 

    I love the bike just because of look and mileage and people mostly buy for this bike for the design and look and is also affordable but is not very powerful bike. This bike is great for the middle class boy for the regular use and the gearbox is very good and the seating position is very comfortable and comes with the lot more space but is not a value for money bike. Comfort is totally enhance in this bike and can go for a long rides with this bike and comes with the single channel ABS.

    0
    Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • 125 Duke
    The bike's lightweight frame and responsive handli 

    I had my KTM 125 Duke for about a year now and it has been quite the nimble companion on city streets. With its 125 cc engine that puts out 14.5 HP, it makes zipping through traffic a breeze. The bike's lightweight frame and responsive handling make it a joy to ride in the urban jungle. I also love the sharp, aggressive styling that turns heads wherever I go.However, it's not all smooth riding. The KTM 125 Duke struggles on highways. The engine feels strained above 80 km/h and long rides can become tiring due to the lack of power.

    0
    Anonymous 3 weeks ago
  • 125 Duke
    KTM 125 Duke: Unleash the Wilderness Beast 

    The KTM125 Duke is not a thing to be taken likely, a revelation for anyone who has been looking for power. In the case of its strong and aggressive appearance, along with the beastly engine, the vehicles conquers the streets with fearless attitude and the highest performance. The power to roar or wind through the corners and speeding on the clears, the 125 Duke let you get the rush with its dynamic reaction and fast handling. It’s a well-rounded product with a light chassis and many exceptional features that will appeal to riders looking for a bike or go-kart experience. Feeling the machine generates excitement and you truly becomes a fierce predator, riding on the KTM 125 Duke bike.

    0
    Anonymous 3 weeks ago
  • 125 Duke User Reviews

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