Comparison Between KTM Duke 125 and Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0
KTM Duke series bikes are something more than ordinary bikes. Currently they have launched KTM Duke 390. This off road type bike comes with quality brakes, gears, powerful engine and great suspension. The series starts from KTM Duke 125. One of the powerful rival to this bike is the Yamaha R15.
Yamaha motors India launched their updated and refreshed model Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 to the markets to compete with rivals and it differ by extra color options and some minor changes from previous version. The thundering green, racing blue, standard raring red and invincible black are the new color choices. The increased popularity of the bike is the reason for Yamaha to launch new versions.
Top Facts Of KTM Duke 125
- 124.7cc, 4 stroke DOHC engine
- 15 bhp at 10500 rpm power
- Torque of 12 Nm at 8000 rpm
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- 124.7cc displacement of engine
- 280 mm discs at front and 230 mm discs in rear
- 110 kmph top speed
- Fully digital instrument cluster
Top Facts of Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0
- 149.8cc, 4-stroke engine
- 16.8 Bhp at 8500 rpm power
- 15 Nm at 7500 rpm torque
- 6 manual gears
- 42kmpl mileage in highway
- New color options and added features
Look, Style and Dimensions
2013 Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 came with lot of changes. The rear tyre size increased to 130/70. Other changes includes split seats, new tail, triangular LED tail lamp, neat and stylish number plate and indicator bracket. It is also fitted with aluminium swing arm, 5 spoke alloy wheels, dark fairing visor etc adding to its aggressiveness. It measures 1970.00 mm x 670.00 mm x 1070.00 mm(length x width x height) and ground clearance of 160mm.
The bike KTM Duke 125 looks really appealing by its alloy wheels, LED indicators , sporty body works and stylish graphics on it. KTM Duke 125 weighs just 118 kgs but looks so heavier is a good attraction. The bike looks really larger than actually it is. The stunning looks, easy handling, good brakes and multi info display are the strong points of this bike.
Engine Performance and Mileage
KTM Duke 125 is powered by a 124.7cc, 4 stroke DOHC engine that can produce power of 15 bhp at 10500 rpm and torque of 12 Nm at 8000 rpm on ride to the wheels. The engine mated with 6 Speed Manual Transmission. 124.7cc is the displacement of engine. For safety you have Front and Rear Disk Brakes. 110 kmph is the top speed of this bike.
Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 powered by a 149.8cc, 4-stroke engine that can produce power output of 16.8 Bhp at 8500 rpm and torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. 149.8cc is the displacement of this bike. The engine mated with 6 manual gears gives you best power and performance. The bike can reach 100km/hour in 13 seconds. The performance is really awesome and it need to compete with Bajaj Pulsar 220 and Honda CBR 250R which has the almost same power. Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 can return you a mileage of 42kmpl in highway and 32kmpl in city.
Safety and Comfort Features
Suspension used in this duke is Mono-shock suspension at rear and in front Large-travel Telescopic suspension. KTM Duke 125 features Digital Ignition, Dual Muffler Exhaust, tubeless tyres, 11 litres fuel tank, digital instrument console, stand alarm, low fuel, battery and oil indicators etc. The bike available in single variant and you have white color option to choose. Flat seats and deeply sculpted tank is aid in a comfortable travelling.
Increased wheelbase and large fatty tyres of the R15 offers good grip and safe ride. Both in front and rear the bike fitted with disc brakes. Telescopic suspension applied in front and Linked type Monocross used in rear. The seats are wide and comfortable to sit and ride. Fuel gauge and trip meter is digital type. wheel size of 90/80 R17, 130/70 R17 mm is really good. The new version have refreshed saree guard and mudguard.
Available Variants and Color Options
The Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 available in single variant only. Color options include Sunset red, Midnight black, Racing blue, Thundering Green, Invincible Black and Raring Red. The KTM Duke 125 available in single variant and White color shade and you can expect for Orange+graphics and White+graphics shades when launch.
Price in India (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
- KTM Duke 125 Price in India: Rs. 1,00,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
- Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 Price In India: Rs. 1,10,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)