Quick Comparison: KTM 125 Duke vs Yamaha R15S

KTM 125 Duke vs Yamaha R15S: KTM 125 Duke is now available in India for INR 1.18 lakh. The closest rival to the price point, Yamaha R15-S, is available for INR 1.17 lakh. Both the bikes support different body type but performance runs in their DNA from the very first day.

KTM is offering segment-first features like USD front forks, all-digital console and 150-section rear tyre for the most affordable motorcycle. On the other hand, Yamaha R15-S comes with dual headlights and full body fairing. The 124.7cc, single cylinder engine on the KTM is good for 14.5 PS while R15 uses a bigger 149cc engine that is good for 17 PS.

A bigger 3 Nm of difference comes in torque value of both the bikes. Yamaha is offering a smaller 267mm front disc brake while KTM brings 300mm front disc with ABS as standard. The fans for both brands are strict and they may not favor the idea of switching between a streetfighter or vice versa.

Both the motorcycles are seen with rear monoshock, sporty seating position and a lot of brand value. Yamaha will introduce the sportbike lineup with ABS in the coming months. KTM could have missed the ABS option but they preferred safety over price reduction for Duke 125.

KTM 125 Duke vs Yamaha R15S

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
Yamaha R15S
Yamaha R15S

Engine & Gearbox

KTM 125 Duke

  • 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

Yamaha R15S

  • Displacement: 149cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 17 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
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Brakes & Suspension

KTM 125 Duke vs Yamaha R15S

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
Yamaha R15S
Yamaha R15S

KTM 125 Duke

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

Yamaha R15S

  • Front Brake: 267mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • No ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

Dimensions & Weight

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

Yamaha R15S

  • Overall Length – 2060 mm
  • Overall Width – 670 mm
  • Overall Height – 1070 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 160 mm
  • Seat Height – 800 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1345 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 134 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres

Tyres & Frame

KTM 125 Duke

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

Yamaha R15S

  • Front Tyre – 90/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 130/70-17
  • Frame – Deltabox Frame

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM 125 Duke: INR 1.18 Lakh
  • Yamaha R15S: INR 1.17 Lakh
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