Yamaha MT-15 vs KTM 125 Duke (Quick Comparison)

Yamaha MT-15 vs KTM 125 Duke (Quick Comparison): Yamaha MT-15 is a direct rival to the KTM Duke 125, with both bikes getting a 30cc difference in displacement. Internationally, both the models are available with USD forks and a premium list of components while the Indian version of Yamaha MT-15 has been downgraded from USD forks to conventional telescopic forks. The BS6 model of MT-15 is available for INR 1.41 lakhs and rivals KTM 125 Duke in the premium streetfighter segment. The indirect rivals of MT-15 include Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 200.

Yamaha MT-15
Yamaha MT-15

At present, the KTM 125 Duke is available for INR 1.52 lakhs and it is the most premium option that one can buy in this price range. The USD front forks, an all-digital console, a 150-section rear tyre, and a lightweight frame makes the motorcycle a good choice for performance-loving beginners. The availability of single-channel ABS makes the same even better as maximum riders use the front brake at all times. The rear disc brake features a lift-protection sensor on the KTM 125 Duke. Yamaha MT-15 is also available with a single-channel ABS unit. Here is a quick comparison between the MT-15 and Duke 125.

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke

Yamaha MT-15 vs KTM 125 Duke

Engine & Gearbox

Yamaha MT-15

  • Displacement: 155.1cc
  • No. of Cylinders: 1
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 18.5 HP @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 13.9 Nm @ 8500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 135 kmph (Approx.)
  • Mileage: 40-45 kmpl (Approx.)

KTM 125 Duke

  • Displacement: 124.7cc
  • No. of Cylinders: 1
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14.5 HP @ 9250 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 120 kmph (Approx.)
  • Mileage: 45-50 kmpl (Approx.)
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Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha MT-15 vs KTM 125 Duke

Yamaha MT-15

  • Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

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 MT-15 Console
Yamaha MT-15 Console
KTM 125 Duke Console
KTM 125 Duke’s Console is Similar to the 200 Duke

Dimensions & Weight

Yamaha MT-15

  • Overall Length – 2020 mm
  • Overall Width – 800 mm
  • Overall Height – 1070 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 170 mm
  • Seat Height – 810 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1335 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 138 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 10 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

Yamaha MT-15

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/70-R17
  • Frame – Deltabox Frame

KTM 125 Duke

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

Ex-Showroom Price

  • BS6 Yamaha MT-15: INR 1.41 Lakh
  • BS6 KTM 125 Duke: INR 1.52 Lakh