Honda CB125R vs KTM 125 Duke (Quick Comparison)

Honda CB125R vs KTM 125 Duke: The launch of KTM Duke 125 in India, along with the listing of CB300R on the Honda website, has an indirect connection for Indian street bike fans. The former is the most affordable premium motorcycle of its genre while the latter is based on the same Neo Sports Cafe concept as CB125R. This means chances of Honda considering CB125R for India is all-time high this year. The 125cc engine, along with sharp tank panel are the two and only available differences between the CB300R and CB125R.

KTM 125 Duke comes with USD forks, wide tyres, and an all-digital console. All three values are also true for the Honda CB125R. The CB125R can help Honda eliminate the need for any motorcycle in the 150cc segment as changing times are pushing more buyers in the environment-friendly engine sizes. Also, the insurance slabs and mandatory-ABS rule raises the cost for the 125cc+ motorcycles in India. The light 126 kg body of the CB125R can easily balance the power limitation from its engine.

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

Honda CB125R vs KTM 125 Duke

Engine & Gearbox

Honda CB125R

  • Displacement: 125cc
  • No. of Cylinders: 1
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 13.2 PS @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 10 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection

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 – 126 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 10.1 litres

KTM 125 Duke

  • Overall Length – 1993 mm
  • Overall Width – 789 mm
  • Overall Height – 1083 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 175 mm
  • Seat Height – 818 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1366 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 148 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 10.2 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

  • KTM 125 Duke ABS: INR 1.18 Lakh
  • Honda CB125R ABS: INR 1.10 Lakh (Expected)
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