Honda CB Hornet 160R: The Hornet has similar power figures, gets an LED headlamp and ABS (though it’s a single-channel unit) too. However, it misses out on inverted forks, a trellis frame and other upmarket bits that are present on the baby Duke. The CB Hornet 160R is priced at Rs 91,443 (for ABS STD variant)
Suzuki Gixxer: The Gixxer’s power output is also in the same ballpark as the 125 Duke, but the Austrian hooligan loses out on torque output by 2Nm. Just like the Honda CB Hornet 160R, the Gixxer packs a single-channel ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160: The Pulsar NS 160 enjoys the benefit of having an oil cooler, which helps in running the engine at higher rpms for a longer period without stressing it too much. With an output of at 15.5PS and 14.6Nm, it makes slightly more power and torque than the 125 Duke. The bike is also priced pretty competitively at Rs 85,690 (ex-showroom Delhi). However, it misses out on ABS.Read Less