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KTM 125 Duke Vs Yamaha R15 V3.0 Vs TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 1.52 Lakh
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₹ 1.49 Lakh
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₹ 1.04 Lakh
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KTM 125 Duke Vs Yamaha R15 V3.0 Vs TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the 125 Duke Vs R15 V3.0 Vs Apache RTR 160 4V 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.

125 Duke Vs R15 V3.0 Vs Apache RTR 160 4V – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Yamaha R15 V3.0 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 1.49 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 1.5 Lakh for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 1.04 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 1.07 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the KTM 125 Duke starts at ₹ 1.52 Lakh.

SummaryKTM 125 DukeYamaha R15 V3.0TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
Price₹ 1.52 Lakh₹ 1.49 Lakh₹ 1.04 Lakh
Body TypeSportsSportsSports
Mileage34.50 Kmpl30.00 Kmpl30.00 Kmpl
Power14.30 bhp18.30 bhp16.28 bhp
Engine124.7 CC155.0 CC159.7 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

125 Duke Vs R15 V3.0 Vs Apache RTR 160 4V – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Yamaha R15 V3.0 base engine returns 30 Kmpl. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V base returns 30 Kmpl. The KTM 125 Duke basic model, on the other hand, gives 35 Kmpl.

125 Duke Vs R15 V3.0 Vs Apache RTR 160 4V – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Yamaha R15 V3.0 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the KTM 125 Duke is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 124.7 cc155.0 cc159.7 cc
No Of Cylinder 111
Max Power 14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm18.3 bhp @ 10000 rpm16.28 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledOil Cooler With Ram Air Assist
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf/ Kick Start
Bore 58 mmN/AN/A
Emission BS VIN/AN/A
Stroke 47.2 mmN/AN/A
Throttle Body TB 33N/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 10.2 L11.0 L12.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A1.1 L2.5 L
Mileage 34.50 Kmpl30.00 Kmpl30.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 148 kg142 kg143 kg
Length 1993 mm1990 mm2050 mm
Width 789 mm725 mm790 mm
Height 1083 mm1135 mm1050 mm
Wheelbase 1366 mm1325 mm1357 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm170 mm180 mm
Seat Height 818 mm815 mm800 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears5 Gears
Clutch 5 Plate, Wet Multi-disc Clutch, Mechanically ActuatedWet Multiple-discWet Multi Plate
Compression Ratio 12.8:1N/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Steel Trellis Frame, Powder CoatedDelta BoxDouble Cradle Split Synchro STIFF
Front Suspension WP Upside-Down 43mmTelescopic Fork UpTelescopic Forks
Rear Suspension WP Monoshock, 10 Step AdjustMonocross (link Suspension)Monoshox
Suspension Travel (Front) 140 mmN/AN/A
Suspension Travel (Rear) 60 mmN/AN/A


Front Brake Type DiscHydraulic Single DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscHydraulic Single DiscDrum
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm282 mm270 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 230 mm220 mm130 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type AlloyAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 110/70-R17100/80-17M/C 52P - Tubeless90/90-17 49P Tubeless
Rear Tyre 150/60-R17140/70R17M/C 66H - Radial Tubeless110/80-17 57P Tubeless


Battery N/A12 V, 4.0 Ah(10 HR)12V, 9Ah
Headlight HalogenLEDAHO 12V, 35/35W HS1 Bulb, With All-time ON LED Position Lamp
Tail Light LEDLEDLED - 1W/ 2.5 W

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrosstickcross
Low Battery Indicatorcrossticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual Channel ABS-tick-
Integrated Blinkers As A Special Feature The RC-cross-
Pillion Ride Seat -cross-
Super Wide Tyre-tick-
Thin Tail Fitting Perfectly Into The Pure Racing Look-cross-
USB Charging Option-tick-
Variable Valves Actuation (VVA)-tick-

Additonal Features

100% Digital LCD Display-cross-
A Brand New Steel Fuel Tank With 9.5L Capacity-cross-
Assist & Slipper Clutch-tick-
Handlebar Is Combined With Advanced Control-cross-
Headlight Opening A New Direction For KTM Style-cross-
KTM RC 200 High-Quality Upside-Down Fork-cross-
Triple Clamps Are Eye-Catchers & Together-cross-
Windshield Design For Rider’S Chest And Arms-cross-

Key Features

Bi Functional LED Headlightscross-cross
Negative LCD Displaywith Gear Shift Indicationcross-cross
Raised LED Tail Lightcross-cross

Competitor of KTM 125 Duke

Competitor of Yamaha R15 V3.0

Competitor of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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