KTM Duke 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison

KTM Duke 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Which is better, KTM 125 Duke or TVS Apache RTR 160? Compare the two models on the basis of price, features, safety, service cost, mileage, engine, colours and other parameters.KTM 125 Duke Price starts at Rs. 1.38 lakh which is Rs. 41,041 costlier than base model of TVS Apache RTR 160 priced at Rs. 97,000. In technical specifications, KTM 125 Duke is powered by 124.7 cc engine , while TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine. KTM 125 Duke is available in 3 different colours while TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with 6 colours. 51% users have chosen TVS Apache RTR 160 over KTM 125 Duke in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

125 Duke vs Apache RTR 160 Overview 125 Duke BS6Apache RTR 160 Front Disc
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.38 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 97,000View On Road Price
(485 Ratings)
(1591 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Fuel-injected BSVI Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 124.7 cc 159.7 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum
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 Single Channel Single Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 7,376125 Duke Insurance Rs. 8,827Apache RTR 160 Insurance
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Fuel-injected BSVI Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 124.7 cc 159.7 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm 13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 58 mm 62 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm 52.9 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 2
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition ... IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Compression Ratio ... 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6-Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum
Suspension-Front WP-USD Ø 43 mm Telescopic Forks with Hydraulic Dampers
Chassis Steel Trellis Frame Double Cradle Synchro STIFF
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid
Tyre Size Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :- 150/60-R17 Front :-90/90-17, Rear :-110/80-17
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
Dry Weight 141.4 kg ...
Length*Width*Height 1993*789*1083 2085*730*1105
Wheelbase(mm) ... 1300 mm
Length 1993 mm 2085 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 175 mm 180 mm
Height 1083 mm 1105 mm
Seat Height 818 mm 790 mm
Width 789 mm 730 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 10.5 L 12 L
Kerb Weight ... 139 kg
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 130 mm
Battery Type ... Maintenance Free
Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
Alternator ... AC Generator
ABS Single Channel Single Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Digital
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat ...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Standard Warranty (Years) ... 3
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    Q. What's changed in Apache BS6 and when it will be launched?
    • The power and torque have been reduced in the BS 6 version. The look has been facelifted and gives more premium feel to the machine. Headlight is upgraded from halogen to full LED which has better luminance. There is no carburetor variant in BS6 as Fi is kept standard. Price for dual disc variant has got up by around 8000. Exhaust has been made more crispier which resembles to KTM. The electric start mechanism has improved, you hear almost no motor noise on pressing the start button.The engine is more tuned to race and RTFi (race tuned fuel injection) has been added. Overall BS6 variant is 30-40% better
    • BsVI models launched after April ,2020. Changes like carburettor get replace by fuel injector catalic converter to reduce smoke . Abs is mandatory for all bikes.I have this model already.
    • Jab launch hi nahi hui to apke pass kaha se aa gaya BS 6 model?
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    Q. Which is better bike Duke 200 or Duke 125?
    • Ever since its debut, the KTM 200 Duke has been the benchmark bike of its segment and still remains so. If you’re looking for a bike that offers great acceleration, loves to corner and has a hooligan nature, the 200 Duke is the bike for you and a great option for someone entering the world of performance bikes. The only grouse we have with the KTM 200 Duke is its super stiff ride quality and the fact that ABS isn’t offered even as an option. On the other hand, the KTM 125 Duke is a perfect motorcycle for beginners who do not want to miss out on top-class mechanicals and features. However, at that price point, there are more powerful yet relatively less sophisticated options out there. Only time will tell how the market responds to a premium, small displacement pocket rocket like the 125 Duke. Read More: - Is The KTM 125 Duke Right For You?: https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/is-the-ktm-125-duke-right-for-you/32412
    • KTM Duke 200 is in the market since so long and it is now available with ABS as will whereas the baby duke is a new newbie in 125 cc segment and It is one of the quickest accelerating 125cc motorcycle in the world. If you are looking for a motorcycle to use in the city traffic for daily commuting (Ground Clearance Duke 125 – 175mm) with more mileage for suggest you go for baby Duke Whereas if you needed daily commuting for a long ride or more on highways (top speed – 138 kmph) with more power and pickup suggest you go for KTM Duke 200. To know more about this we suggest you take a test ride of the vehicle and then decide the comfort and ergonomics of the vehicle. Click the below link and select you respected city to know your nearest dealer.KTM Duke 125 vs KTM 200 Duke Comparison:- https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/ktm-125-duke-vs-ktm-duke-200
    • Both are completely different from each other.. As they both built on same platform and use of same parts the handling is similar.. If need power blindly go for duke 200 it is the best revving engine in the low end... Need a mileage with ktm looks then go for Duke 125... If your on budget & planning for duke 125 instead go for the Pulsar 200 NS it makes more sense then buying of same priced duke 125
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    Q. Apache RTR 160 4V or Apache RTR 160, which is best?
    • If you want to experience signature Apache wild and beast engine, go for Apache 160 (engine vibrations gives a raw feel to rider).If you want a more refined engine like that of Yamaha and Honda, go for 160 4v. There is not any significant difference in mileage.
    • Our suggestion would be to go for the TVS Apache 160 4V because It has better safety features and more power with a refined engine. But to know more about this we suggest you take a test ride of the vehicle and then decide. TVS Apache RTR 160 vs TVS Apache 160 4V Comparison:- https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/tvs-apache-160-vs-tvs-apache-rtr-160
    • The 4v variant is better than the older version because it has all the new aesthetics of the 200 4v including the console which is superb and looks awesome than any other available 160cc displacement vehicle in our country.
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