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JAWA Forty Two Vs KTM RC 125 Vs KTM 125 Duke comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 1.65 Lakh
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₹ 1.7 Lakh
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₹ 1.6 Lakh
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JAWA Forty Two Vs KTM RC 125 Vs KTM 125 Duke Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Forty Two Vs RC 125 Vs 125 Duke on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Forty Two Vs RC 125 Vs 125 Duke – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the KTM 125 Duke in New Delhi starts at ₹ 1.6 Lakh. On the other hand, JAWA Forty Two price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 1.65 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 1.74 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the KTM RC 125 starts at ₹ 1.7 Lakh.

SummaryJAWA Forty TwoKTM RC 125KTM 125 Duke
Price₹ 1.65 Lakh₹ 1.7 Lakh₹ 1.6 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserSportsSports
Mileage37.50 Km/l41.30 Km/l34.50 Km/l
Power27.00 bhp14.30 bhp14.30 bhp
Engine293.0 CC124.7 CC124.7 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Forty Two Vs RC 125 Vs 125 Duke – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the KTM 125 Duke base engine returns 35 Km/l. The JAWA Forty Two base returns 38 Km/l. The KTM RC 125 basic model, on the other hand, gives 41 Km/l.

Forty Two Vs RC 125 Vs 125 Duke – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the KTM 125 Duke gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the JAWA Forty Two comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the KTM RC 125 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 293.0 cc124.7 cc124.7 cc
No Of Cylinder 111
Max Power 27 bhp @ rpm14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm
Max Torque 28 Nm @ rpm12 Nm @ 8000 rpm12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 424
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartElectric StarterSelf Start
Bore Stroke 76 x 65N/AN/A
Compression 11:1N/AN/A
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A
Exhaust Twin ExhaustN/AN/A
Bore N/A 58 mm58 mm
CO2 Emissions N/A55.2 g/kmN/A
Emission N/ABS VIBS VI
Stroke N/A47.2 mm47.2 mm
Throttle Body N/AN/ATB 33

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 14.0 L10.0 L10.2 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 37.50 Km/l41.30 Km/l34.50 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 170 kg135 kg148 kg
Length 2122 mm1978 mm1993 mm
Width 789 mm688 mm789 mm
Height 1165 mm834 mm1083 mm
Wheelbase 1369 mm1340 mm1366 mm
Ground Clearance N/A178 mm155 mm
Seat Height N/A820 mm818 mm
Frame Double cradleN/AN/A


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch N/AWet Multi-disc Clutch, Mechanically Actuated5 Plate, Wet Multi-disc Clutch, Mechanically Actuated
Compression Ratio N/AN/A12.8:1

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Double CradleN/ASteel Trellis Frame, Powder Coated
Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic ForkWP Upside-down Ø 43 MmWP Upside-Down 43mm
Rear Suspension Gas Canister - Twin Shock HydraulicWP MonoshockWP Monoshock, 10 Step Adjust
Suspension Travel (Front) N/AN/A140 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) N/AN/A60 mm


Front Brake Type Disc With Floating Caliper And ABSFour-piston Radial Fixed Calliper, Brake DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DrumSingle-piston Floating Calliper, Brake DiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 280 mm300 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 153 mm230 mm230 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inchesN/A17 inches
Wheel Type Spoke WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy
Front Tyre 90/90 - 18 TubelessN/A110/70-R17
Rear Tyre 120/80 - 17 TubelessN/A150/60-R17


Battery N/AN/AN/A
Headlight N/AN/AHalogen
Tail Light N/AN/ALED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickcrosscross
Low Battery Indicatortickcrosscross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Countcrossticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Passion and horsepowertick--
Power and handlingtick--
Quality at the heart of designtick--
Single Channel ABStick--
APDV Engine with Superb Mileage--cross
Stylish Alloy Wheels--cross

Additonal Features

Key Features

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