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KTM Duke 125 vs Yamaha R15 V3

KTM Duke 125 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Summary

KTM 125 Duke Price starts at Rs. 1.70 Lakh which is Rs. 13,030 costlier than base model of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 priced at Rs. 1.57 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM 125 Duke is powered by 124.7 cc engine , while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is powered by 155 cc engine. KTM 125 Duke is available in 1 different colours while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes with 4 colours. 55% users have chosen KTM 125 Duke over Yamaha YZF R15 V3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info 125 Duke 2021YZF R15 V3 S
Brand KTM Yamaha
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.70 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.57 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.0
(1064 Ratings)
4.2
(4708 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Max Power 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
125 Duke Colors
YZF R15 V3 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 Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 8,321 125 Duke Insurance Rs. 9,688 YZF R15 V3 Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Engine Displacement
124.7 cc
155 cc
Max Power
14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
58 mm
58 mm
Stroke
47.2 mm
58.7 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
1
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
...
TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Compression Ratio
...
11.6:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

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

Suspension-Front
Triple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD)
Telescopic fork with 41.0 mm diameter
Chassis
Split Trellis frame
Deltabox
Suspension-Rear
Double rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Monocross (link suspension)

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :- 150/60-R17
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-140/70-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Length*Width*Height
1993*789*1083 mm3
1990*725*1135 mm3
Wheelbase
...
1325 mm
Length
1993 mm
1990 mm
Ground Clearance
175 mm
170 mm
Width
789 mm
725 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.5 Liters
11 Liters
Kerb Weight
159 Kg
142 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
220 mm

Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
...
12 V, 4 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
LED

ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Split
Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Digital
Digital
Trip Meter
Digital
Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
Low Battery Indicator
...
Stepup Seat
...
Low Oil Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Console
Digital
Digital
Odometer
Digital
Digital

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

KTM 125 Duke

  • Loaded with sophisticated underpinnings
  • newbie-friendly enthusiast’s motorcycle
  • refined motor

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Perfect track tool for those who are beginning sport riding.Variable Valve Actuation makes the R15 a lot more usable in everyday situations.Rear radial tyre is standard and you get the option to fit grippy Metzeler rubber.

KTM 125 Duke

  • Very narrow powerband
  • an expensive proposition
  • misses out on dual-channel ABS

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Riding posture is on the committed side.Build quality and fit and finish levels have dipped massively.LED headlight fails to light up the road.
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125 Duke and YZF R15 V3 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Is KTM 125 better than Apache RTR 160 4V and Yamaha R15 V3 - Duke 125?
  • Well the 125 gives u less power but I think is good for long periods and distance coverage
  • R15 v3 is better
Q. Suggest me a bike under 1.5 lakh I am 6 feet and I am collage boy.
  • No bikes for you for the college...start with any 125cc first....for weekend little stretch r15 v3...faily commute to college Fz 150...if you need style and girlfriend and get spoiled R15v3 or gixxer 150. Go in a bus bro...study well ..we can take super bikes later...because we love you
  • Honda hornet/honda xblade/ honda unicorn/Hero xtreme 200s/ Pulsar150/ pulsar220/ ns 160/ns200/apache1604v/apache 200 4v/RE std 350/xpulse 200/yamaha fzsv3...all under 1.5L on road and suits tall persons...my personal choice would be RE 350Std and pulsar 220 big bike feel...
  • Bro close your eyes and go for R15 V3 Best performance with best mileage and low maintenance...and even it's looks are also amazing
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Q. Can I use R15 V3. 0 for long rides, 500 kms around without discomfort? If not which bike in this price range is better?
  • I have ridden my beast more than 500km also with pilion rider for example from Delhi to Shimla, Delhi To Jaipur, Jodhpur Via Agra, Also Udaipur Ajmer, Delhi To Dehradun, Haridwar Even my highest tour Delhi to Jaisalmer & Delhi to Ahmedabad, so far I didn't find any discomfort but yeah all you have to keep in mind about chain l**e oil it after 500-1000km constant travel for best results also the tyre pressure.
  • Yes u can go 500 kms around without discomfort by staying 30 minutes for every 100 to 120 Km On average i have a great experience go 1000 Km, height is below 5'9 - 5.5 its preferably otherwise it will be uncomfortable for long ride.
  • I have rode ,the beast to kanyakumari .. from mumbai .. the first day was bad but the next day day i rode like nearly 800km woth out any discomfort
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125 Duke Vs YZF R15 V3 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between 125 Duke vs YZF R15 V3?

As per the users experiences KTM 125 Duke is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for comfort in your bike. But Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is better on the grounds of mileage, performance, maintenance and features.

Which bike is cheaper 125 Duke vs YZF R15 V3?

The Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is cheaper than KTM 125 Duke by Rs. 13,030.

Which bike offers better performance 125 Duke vs YZF R15 V3?

For the 2021 version, 124.7 cc engine of 125 Duke produces 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm of power and 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm of torque. Whereas for the S version, 155 cc engine of YZF R15 V3 produces 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm of power and 14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the KTM 125 Duke has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • KTM 125 Duke
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3
  • 5.0

    Bank accounts are you a raha file for the number you 6am you have the right amount for the 5am number and follow it up to de charge and you can use a number and the other is the number one thing that is back 5th or the first day in hindi and 5pm with a number or a few of the same numbers and sister of admission in delhi are the number two for each person in delhi in delhi in this country is a number that was reported by a gaya in delhi last week by a u.S.Census survey found at least three times the amount that was released to do that and.

  • 5.0

    well its good but its too slow comparing to other bike like v3 cause the yamaha v3 is a very good bhp the ktm duke 125 should mske 155 cc too and the recell price will be good

  • 5.0

    Good exprince lively bike and i want again this bike how cane I God this please help me i have to pay cash 40000 thousand and i want you take for emi loan

  • 5.0

    New bike but family reason se scooty lena hai isliye me scooty lena chahta hu mera bike ekdam condition me hai aap log check kar ke lena

  • 5.0

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Duke 125 User Reviews
  • 5.0

    Having a bike was a childhood dream for me. I spent over 3 months researching all the available bikes in India before finally choosing the Yamaha R15. From the moment I saw the bike I could sense there was something very special about it. Not just its excellent looks but also it's brilliant performance. From the YouTube videos of various riders demonstrating the R15 I could tell that it's an 'Exceptional' Bike. I took a test ride and was really impressed with it. Before that I had an opportunity to also ride the KTM RC200. I preferred the R15 over all other bikes in the 150-200cc set. I will now present all my findings having done over a 1100km on this bike in just under a month. The engine and performance is excellent. Perfection. Great pickup, smooth transmission, easy gear shifts, good braking and tons of power if needed. This bike is deceptively fast. I just want to mention I like to keep at very safe speeds. I remember recently i was cruising at about 60 in the city and the road had less traffic so I decided to throttle it just a little. Within seconds I looked at the speedo and it was at 110kmph. It's surely a top end monster. It is as smooth at 60kmph as it's at 100+. Zero engine strain. The mileage I got from the bike brand new with no service was 58kmpl. That's pretty unbelievable for a bike with this kind of performance. That surely indicates great engineering. The looks of this bike stand out in a big way. Very elegant and good looking design. Classic lines. I can see people staring at it at intersections. The bike gets compliments all the time. The bike off roads surprisingly well too. I took it to Damdam lake and I could take it through the steep dirt tracks to the lakeside without a problem. The riding posture is aggressive and I personally love it. It's feels great to ride this bike. The key is to keep your arms and wrists relaxed and use your legs to grip the tank and thus distribute your body weight off your upper body. This is actually the recommended way of riding ALL kinds of bikes as per riding instructors. Since I got the bike I don't drive my car much anymore. That's how much fun this is. That too with Indian traffic and weather which can be challenging at times. I have already toured a little on this bike having done about 1000km going on road trips riding many hours at a stretch. No problems to report at all. A true winner. Buy with confidence. I will recommend that you get all the accessories as well, like crash guards etc. They all are very good for your bike and help keep it safe. Special thanks to Yamaha JM Motors Noida for their great support throughout the buying experience. They worked fully throughout the peak of the pandemic. I hope that you found this review useful. Please do follow me on YouTube. My name is Arjun Kaul aka Lord. Stay safe and happy riding)

  • 5.0

    I think according to me there is no any one bike to compete this in india or may be outside of india bcs its power, style , looks, specifications, mileage and overall performance , stability, reliability, and last bt not least its technology of japan so definitely win to good .. value for money bike and fully sport bike so i don't expect to comfort like tourer bike ..so before buying keep in mind these points and one thing its my opinion according to my experience with this bcs i love technology and sports bikes only ...

  • 5.0

    When V3 launched I thought there is no difference between the V2 but that's wrong there is lot of difference like bike body, headlight, digital screen meter, comfortable seat (including rider and rear). Actually the main thing I love the control of this bike and engine sound when you reach above 80 kmpl it's sounds like a beast and even you go upto 157 to 160 kmpl on this bike. Another thing is riding comfortable and I never get bored riding the Yamaha R15 V3.

  • 5.0

    It's the perfect bike for a beginner level entry sports bike.Mileage is all good for the power ratio over all not so comfy for people of short stature.Coz the handle is a bit tough to grasp on for them, I am 6'2 i never experienced this issue.A few close friends of mine who are around 5'7 face this issue.I personally love the bike.It's amazing.

  • 5.0

    A surprise gift and a best gift for life.Sarted as a daily commuter as i have to take my bike with me all days to my office and occasional long drive,never felt a back pain during the full long ridesMileage is mindblowimg fator with the i reached till date which is 140kmph.no words simly awww

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