Honda CB125R vs 2021 KTM Duke 125 (Quick Comparison)

Honda CB125R vs 2021 KTM Duke 125: The 125cc model of Duke is the most-affordable KTM bike you can buy in India. It is also one of the most successful and best-selling KTM models in the country.

This means that the chances of Honda considering CB125R for the Indian markets are all-time high as the buyers in India are now willing to spend money on a premium low-displacement motorcycle.

In terms of looks, the 125cc engine, an under-belly exhaust system, and the sharp tank panels are the only three differences between the Honda CB300R and CB125R. KTM Duke 125 features USD forks, wide tyres, and an all-digital instrument console. All three features are also true for the Honda CB125R.

The CB125R can help Honda eliminate the need for any other premium motorcycle in the 150cc segment as changing times are pushing more buyers towards the environment-friendly 125cc premium bikes. Here is a quick comparison between the new Honda CB125R and the KTM Duke 125.

All-New Honda CB125R
All-New Honda CB125R
MY2021 KTM Duke 125
MY2021 KTM Duke 125

Honda CB125R vs 2021 KTM Duke 125

Engine & Gearbox

Honda CB125R

  • Displacement: 124.9cc
  • No. of Cylinders: 1
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14.7 PS @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 11.6 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection

BS6 KTM 125 Duke

  • Displacement: 124.7cc
  • No. of Cylinders: 1
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection

Brakes & Suspension

Honda CB125R

  • Front Brake: 296mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
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KTM 125 Duke

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

Dimensions & Weight

Honda CB125R

  • Overall Length – 2015 mm
  • Overall Width – 820 mm
  • Overall Height – 1055 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 140 mm
  • Seat Height – 816 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1345 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 130 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 10.1 litres

KTM 125 Duke

  • Overall Length – 2020 mm
  • Overall Width – 873 mm
  • Overall Height – 1274 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 154 mm
  • Seat Height – 822 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1367 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 159 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 13.5 litres

Tyres & Frame

Honda CB125R

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

KTM 125 Duke

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

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Honda CB125R ABS: INR 1.40 Lakh (Expected)
  • 2021 KTM Duke 125 ABS: INR 1.70 Lakh