KTM RC 200 vs Yamaha R15 V3

KTM RC 200 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Summary

KTM RC 200 Price starts at Rs. 2.08 Lakh which is Rs. 51,117 costlier than base model of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 priced at Rs. 1.57 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM RC 200 is powered by 199.5 cc engine , while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is powered by 155 cc engine. KTM RC 200 is available in 1 different colours while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes with 4 colours. 50% users have chosen KTM RC 200 over Yamaha YZF R15 V3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info RC 200 BS6YZF R15 V3 S
Brand KTM Yamaha
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.08 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.57 Lakh View On Road Price
(1307 Ratings)
(4729 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Max Power 25 PS @ 10000 rpm 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
RC 200 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 Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 11,973 RC 200 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
199.5 cc
155 cc
Max Power
25 PS @ 10000 rpm
18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm
14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Emission Type
72 mm
58 mm
49 mm
58.7 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Telescopic fork with 41.0 mm diameter
Steel Trellis Frame
WP Monoshock
Monocross (link suspension)

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70 - 17, Rear :-150/60 - 17
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
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
154.3 kg
1978*688*1098 mm3
1990*725*1135 mm3
1340 mm
1325 mm
1978 mm
1990 mm
Ground Clearance
178.5 mm
170 mm
688 mm
725 mm
Fuel Capacity
9.5 Liters
11 Liters
Kerb Weight
142 Kg
Tail Light
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

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

KTM RC 200

  • Sharp handling
  • rev-happy motor
  • top-notch components

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 RC 200

  • Committed ergonomics
  • dated looks
  • price is too high

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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RC 200 and YZF R15 V3 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which one is better R15 v3 or KTM RC 200?
  • Both are best in there own ways.For RC 200:1)Engine is much better than R15 V3 2) Initial power is more3)Fuel Efficiency:35-45 km/L4) Maintenance cost is more comparing to V35)Top speed:138Km/H6)No vibration at all7) Excellent brightness for the both Dim & Highbeam For R15 V3:1) Fuel Efficiency:45-502) Maintenance cost is less3) Initial power is less comparing to Rc2004)Top speed: 160Km/H 5)Low brightness for the headlights
  • RC 200 much better option than R15 V3 but only if you budget permits it provides an adjustable suspension with the very other body that can do well on track as well as on normal roads but if you are running short on budget then go for an 583 has optimum performance with in its budget.
  • I have been a KTM rider past 3 years with my RC 200, experience has been good , talking about RC and R15 v3 first of all Power comes in Picture RC is 25bhp where as R15 is 19 Bhp, both bike have super sporty riding position,so comfort wise both bikes are not great ,the Yamaha R15 v3 handle bar is more lower then that of RC , if you want to upgrade to higher cc bike later then would suggest ktm rc as you will get use to Power later on which is important for when u go for higher cc bike
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Q. Why RC 200 is not faster than R15 V3 in long race?
  • Bewkuf he kya. 10,000 rpm pe ktm 135kmh pe jata he jabki r15 140kmh cross karta he. Isme ye anpadh gawaar log RPM ko limiter limiter kar rahe he. Are maximum.rpm har bike me.lock hi hota he. Tera ktm unlock karke 150 kmh hi ja payega to r15 v3 wala unlock karke aaram se 160 cross kar hi dega . Kis baba ka churan khaya he ki limiter limiter nikal raha he muh se😂😂
  • Ktm is the more powerful than Yamaha r15 v3 because R15 v3 19.4 bhp 10000 rpm pe ktm rc 200 me 24.6.bhp 10000 rpm pe yap ko Kon bola ki rc 200 is not faster then r15 v3 in long race
  • The top speed of the Rc200 is locked at 140km/h !!! when we unlock it it reaches upto 160+km/h
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Q. Should I buy RC 200 or R15 V3 and why?
  • Both bike are not having comfort that what u want but they have power if u want comfort plus power go for rs200 abs best believe me if u don't want it then buy rc200
  • When you buy RC 200 you have not choice another bick
  • Mileage vice r15v3 , speed vice ktm
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RC 200 Vs YZF R15 V3 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between RC 200 vs YZF R15 V3?

As per the users experiences KTM RC 200 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for performance, comfort and features in your bike. But Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is better on the grounds of mileage and maintenance.

Which bike is cheaper RC 200 vs YZF R15 V3?

The Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is cheaper than KTM RC 200 by Rs. 51,117.

Which bike offers better performance RC 200 vs YZF R15 V3?

For the BS6 version, 199.5 cc engine of RC 200 produces 25 PS @ 10000 rpm of power and 19.2 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 RC 200 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • KTM RC 200
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3
  • 5.0

    many people ask me does back pain occur while driving long distance..Answer for that I doesn't feel any back pain with this...some of my friends said that they had wrist pain or shoulder pain ..that's because of they are sitting in wrong position... Don't allow your arms to get your body weight full on them,for that you need to put your arms as 'L' shape

  • 5.0

    I have KTM RC 200 it's look like beast and that performance is awesome and mileage is very good I got 35 to 40 mileage.It is very comfortable and this bike is very useful for adults.

  • 5.0

    Very good i am waiting my bike thnkxxx aloot my bike my fevrate jshshisb kshsygwusvsie sisbisvsis sidbisbsisvs idbdid die dibe due du sud syd dud ddu euddvudhdud you udvduvd

  • 5.0

    Amazing bike li love this bike this bike top speed 135 amazing speed like this bike power you buy this bike wonderful lifestyle sheep wool looks amazing ice ratings

  • 5.0

    Please come with new colour for rc 200.I am waiting for new for buying.Black and white.390 colour.Plz put same in rc 200.I am requesting you for that.

RC 200 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

R15 V3 User Reviews

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