Drag Race Video: KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160

KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160 (Drag Race): KTM Duke 125 and Bajaj Pulsar NS160 entered a drag race with shocking results. The speedometer-indicated values and gap between the two clear that NS160 is a better option for straight road riding. The powerful 160cc engine reached an indicated top speed of 128 kph while Duke 125 was impressive with an indicated top speed of 125 kph. The way both the bikes reached their top speed was different as the struggle was higher on the side of the Duke rider.

Drag Race Video: 125 Duke vs Pulsar NS160

Video Source: Rough Rider Azam

KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
Bajaj Pulsar NS160
Bajaj Pulsar NS160

The 160cc engine is good for 15.5 PS while 125cc engine on the Duke is good for 14.5 PS of maximum power. The wet weight also brings benefits to the NS160. It uses USD forks, full LCD console, LED indicators and much more in comparison to the Pulsar 160. The motorcycle comes with a price tag of INR 1.18 lakh, showing a clear difference of INR 32,000 from its rival. Here is the list of differences that one can find between KTM 125 Duke and Pulsar NS160.

KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160

Engine & Gearbox

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

Pulsar NS160

  • Displacement: 160.3cc
  • Cooling Type: Oil-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 15.5 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 14.6 Nm @ 6500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Carburetor

Brakes & Suspension

125 Duke

  • Front Brake: 300mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 230mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
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Pulsar NS160

  • Front Brake: 240mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 230mm Single Disc
  • No ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

Dimensions & Weight

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

Pulsar NS160

  • Overall Length – 2017 mm
  • Overall Width – 803.5 mm
  • Overall Height – 1060 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 176 mm
  • Seat Height – 805 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1370 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 145 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres

Tyres & Frame

125 Duke

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

Pulsar NS160

  • Front Tyre – 90/90-17
  • Rear Tyre – 120/80-17
  • Frame – Steel Perimeter Frame

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM 125 Duke: INR 1.18 Lakh
  • Bajaj Pulsar NS160: INR 85,690
Drag Race Video: KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160
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