KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 Version 3 (Drag Race): For the riders confused between choosing the mighty Yamaha R15 V3 with a well-engineered chassis and it’s direct rival KTM RC 125 with a solid engine specification, the drag race video uploaded by a famous Youtube channel by the name “Rough Rider Azam” can offer you some of the impressive prospects for choosing between the two. According to the drag race video, the ones looking for extra power as well as a better top speed can go for the Yamaha R15 V3 as it takes the top-spot when compared to the 125cc KTM RC.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 Version 3
In the drag race video, despite being on its highest limit, the KTM RC 125’s top speed was clocked at 126 kmph which was easily overtaken by the Yamaha R15 V3 with its top speed indicated at 149 kmph. For the ones looking for a much-refined and powerful engine, the R15 V3 is one of the safest choices while the riders looking for a worthy finish, premium components and wider tyres, can opt for the RC 125.
Powering the Yamaha R15 V3 is a 155.1cc single-cylinder engine that offers a maximum power output of 19.3 HP at 10,000 rpm and an utmost torque of 14.7 Nm at 8500 rpm. On the other hand, the KTM RC 125 is powered by 124.7cc single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 14.5 HP at 9250 rpm and a peak torque of 12 Nm at 8000 rpm. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed gearbox. At present, the KTM RC 125 and Yamaha R15 V3 are available in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.47 lakh and INR 1.40 lakh respectively.