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KTM 790 Duke Vs Honda CBR650R Vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R comparison


KTM 790 Duke Vs Honda CBR650R Vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the 790 Duke Vs CBR650R Vs Ninja ZX-10R on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

790 Duke Vs CBR650R Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R starts at ₹ 13.99 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the KTM 790 Duke starts at ₹ 8.64 Lakh Lastly, the Honda CBR650R starts at ₹ 7.7 Lakh.

Key FeaturesKTM 790 DukeHonda CBR650RKawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Price₹ 8.64 Lakh₹ 7.7 Lakh₹ 13.99 Lakh
Mileage22.72 Kmpl25.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Power103.00 bhp85.90 bhp213.00 bhp
Engine799.0 CC649.0 CC998.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

790 Duke Vs CBR650R Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R base engine returns 15 Kmpl. The KTM 790 Duke base returns 23 Kmpl. The Honda CBR650R basic model, on the other hand, gives 25 Kmpl.

790 Duke Vs CBR650R Vs Ninja ZX-10R – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the KTM 790 Duke comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Honda CBR650R is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 799.0 cc649.0 cc998.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 244
Max Power 103 bhp @ rpm85.9 bhp @ 11500 rpm213 bhp @ 13500 rpm
Max Torque 87 Nm @ rpm60.1 Nm @ 8000 rpm114.9 Nm @ 11200 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 4164
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection SystemFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid-cooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StarterSelf StartSelf Start
Steering Head Angle 66 DegreeN/AN/A
FUEL SYSTEM N/AN/AFuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
LUBRICATION N/AN/AForced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 14.0 L15.4 L17.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 22.70 Kmpl25.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A
CO2 emission based on WMTC 102.9 g/kmN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 169 kg210 kg206 kg
Length 2145 mm2135 mm2085 mm
Width 760 mm749 mm740 mm
Height 800 mm1149 mm1145 mm
Wheelbase N/A1449 mm1440 mm
Ground Clearance 186 mm132 mm145 mm
Seat Height 825 mm810 mm835 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch PASC™ Antihopping Clutch, Mechanically OperatedMultiplate Wet ClutchWet, Multi-Disc

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type N/ADiamond TypeTwin Spar, Cast Aluminium
Front Suspension WP Upside-down Ø 43 Mm41 Mm - USD Forkø43 Mm Inverted Balance Free Front Fork With External Compression Chamber, Compression And Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability, And Top-out Springs / 120 Mm
Rear Suspension WP Shock Absorber With Preload AdjusterPro-LinkHorizontal Back-link With BFRC Lite Gas-charged Shock, Piggyback Reservoir, Compression And Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability, And Top-out Spring / 114 Mm


Front Brake Type Four-piston Radial Fixed Calliper Double DiscDual Semi-Floating Brembo Discs
Rear Brake Type Single-piston Floating Calliper, Brake DiscSingle DiscSingle Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm340 mm330 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 240 mm240 mm220 mm
CALIPER - FRONT N/AN/ADual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 110/70 X 17120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 150/60 X 17180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W)190/55ZR17M/C (75W)


Battery 12V12V/8.6AhMaintenance Free
Headlight LEDLEDBulb And Reflector Type

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrossticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Bosch 9.1 MP ABS systemcross--
Brembo Braking Systemcross--
Ducati Multimedia Systemcross--
LCD instrument panelcross--
On Board Computercross--
Switchable Traction Control & ABScross--
Dual-Channel ABS-tick-
Effortless Assist/Slipper Clutch-tick-
Embellished With Full LED Lighting-tick-
LCD Display-tick-
Redesigned Exhaust & Muffler-tick-
Roading Four-Cylinder Engine-tick-
Advanced Electronic Riding Aids--cross
Elegant Design--cross
Fine-Atomising Injectors & Dual Throttle Valves--cross
Heat Management Technology--cross
High-performance Brembo Brake System--tick
Modern Instrumentation--cross
Ninja Styling--cross
Power Modes--tick
World's Smallest ABS Unit--cross
Öhlins electronic steering damper--tick

Additonal Features

Aluminium twin-spar frame--tick
BFRC lite--tick
Increased Brake Force. Increased Controllability. Improved Touch--cross
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control--tick
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)--tick
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)--tick
Massive Acceleration. Civilised Character--cross
Race-Derived Clutch Technology & Smoother Shift Feel--cross
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)--tick
Sporty Handling. Superb High-Speed Stability--cross

Key Features

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