Quick Comparison: KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 200

KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 200 (Quick Comparison): In terms of price, the TVS Apache RTR 200 is another segment rival for newly launched KTM 125 Duke. As both bikes have a huge displacement difference, the choice-making process becomes easier for different types of riders.

Apache RTR 200 is priced at INR 1,10,805 for the ABS variant while latter commands a price tag of INR 1,18,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The basic consideration is the use of USD front forks on the Duke and powerful 200cc motor on the Apache RTR 200. Apart from this, both bikes use fully-digital console, dual disc brakes and typical streetfighter design language. Also, the KTM 125 Duke benefits for the wide front and rear tyres.

The 125cc engine on the most affordable Duke is good for 14.5 PS of power and 12 Nm of torque. In comparison, the carburetor-fed engine on Apache 200 is good for 20.5 PS and 18.1 Nm. The former comes with a 6-speed gearbox while latter is available with a 5-speed gearbox.

TVS Apache is available with 130-section rear tyre while Duke 125 features 150-section rubber for the premium feel. The headlight stays halogen on both the models, getting LED option on bigger Apache RR 310 and KTM 390 Duke. The price difference of INR 7,195 is considerable for those with tight budget and higher power requirement.

KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 200

Engine & Gearbox

KTM 125 Duke ABS

  • Displacement: 124.7cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
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Apache RTR 200 ABS

  • Displacement: 197.75cc
  • Cooling Type: Oil-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Carburetted

Brakes & Suspension

KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 200

KTM 125 Duke ABS

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

Apache RTR 200 ABS

  • Front Brake: 270mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 240mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Conventional Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

Dimensions & Weight

KTM 125 Duke ABS

  • 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

Apache RTR 200 ABS

  • Overall Length – 2050 mm
  • Overall Width – 790 mm
  • Overall Height – 1105 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 180 mm
  • Seat Height – 800 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1353 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 149 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres

Tyres & Frame

KTM 125 Duke ABS

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-R17
  • Rear Tyre – 150/60-R17
  • Frame – Trellis Frame

Apache RTR 200 ABS

  • Front Tyre – 90/90-R17
  • Rear Tyre – 130/70-R17
  • Frame – Double Cradle Split Synchro

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM 125 Duke ABS: INR 1.18 Lakh
  • Apache RTR 200 ABS: INR 1.11 Lakh

*TVS Apache RTR 200 is also available in non-ABS and fuel-injected variants priced at INR 97,000 and INR 1.10 lakh respectively. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom Delhi.

KTM 125 Duke Colors

TVS Apache RTR 200 Colors

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