2020 Yamaha R15 V3 vs KTM RC 125 [Quick Comparison]

2020 Yamaha R15 V3 vs KTM RC 125 (Quick Comparison): KTM RC 125 is an exact replica of the 200cc racer from the brand, swapping the engine with a much smaller unit with capabilities that are far ahead of time in comparison to the other 125cc bikes available in India. KTM RC 125 rivals Yamaha R15 V3 as the pricing makes these two the most desired fully-faired sportbikes under INR 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

KTM RC 125
KTM RC 125

The R15 V3 is more powerful and lighter for sure while KTM offers USD forks, wide tyres, and track-specific riding position to balance the benefits. Moreover, the inclusion of 2-channel ABS and a BS6-compliant engine to the package has made the R15 V3 more mouth-watering than ever. Here is a quick comparison between KTM RC 125 and the Yamaha R15 V3.

2020 BS6 Yamaha R15 V3
2020 BS6 Yamaha R15 V3

Yamaha R15 V3 vs KTM RC 125

Engine & Performance

Yamaha R15 V3

  • Displacement – 155.1cc
  • Single Cylinder Engine
  • Cooling Type – Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power – 18.6 HP @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
  • Gearbox – 6-Speed
  • Fuel System – Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed – 136 kmph (Approx.)

KTM RC 125

  • Displacement – 124.7cc
  • Single Cylinder Engine
  • Cooling Type – Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power – 14.5 HP @ 9250 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox – 6-Speed
  • Fuel System – Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed – 120 kmph (Approx.)

Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha R15 V3 vs KTM RC 125

Yamaha R15 V3

  • Front Brake – 282mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake – 220mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Monoshock
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KTM RC 125

  • Front Brake – 300mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake – 230mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension – USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Monoshock

Dimensions & Weight

Yamaha R15 V3

  • Overall Length – 1990 mm
  • Overall Width – 725 mm
  • Overall Height – 1135 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 170 mm
  • Seat Height – 815 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1325 mm
  • Weight – 142 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 litres

KTM RC 125

  • Approx. Length – 1977 mm
  • Approx. Width – 688 mm
  • Approx. Height – 1098 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 157 mm
  • Seat Height – 835 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1341 mm
  • Weight – 160.4 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 9.5 litres

Tyres & Frame

Yamaha R15 V3

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/70-17
  • Frame – Deltabox Frame

KTM RC 125

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-17
  • Rear Tyre – 150/60-17
  • Frame – Trellis Frame

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM RC 125: INR 1.49 Lakh
  • Yamaha R15 V3: INR 1.45 Lakh (Starting Price)
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