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KTM RC 125 Vs KTM 125 Duke Vs Honda CBR650R comparison


KTM RC 125 Vs KTM 125 Duke Vs Honda CBR650R Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the RC 125 Vs 125 Duke Vs CBR650R 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.

RC 125 Vs 125 Duke Vs CBR650R – 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, Honda CBR650R price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 8.88 Lakh Lastly, the KTM RC 125 starts at ₹ 1.7 Lakh.

SummaryKTM RC 125KTM 125 DukeHonda CBR650R
Price₹ 1.7 Lakh₹ 1.6 Lakh₹ 8.88 Lakh
Body TypeSportsSportsSports
Mileage41.30 Km/l34.50 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Power14.30 bhp14.30 bhp86.00 bhp
Engine124.7 CC124.7 CC649.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

RC 125 Vs 125 Duke Vs CBR650R – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the KTM 125 Duke base engine returns 35 Km/l. The Honda CBR650R base returns 25 Km/l. The KTM RC 125 basic model, on the other hand, gives 41 Km/l.

RC 125 Vs 125 Duke Vs CBR650R – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the KTM 125 Duke gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Honda CBR650R comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the KTM RC 125 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 124.7 cc124.7 cc649.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 114
Max Power 14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm86 bhp @ 12000 rpm
Max Torque 12 Nm @ 8000 rpm12 Nm @ 8000 rpm57 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 2416
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionPGM-FI
Cooling System Liquid CooledLiquid CooledLiquid-cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StarterSelf StartSelf Start
Bore 58 mm58 mmN/A
CO2 Emissions 55.2 g/kmN/AN/A
Emission BS VIBS VIN/A
Stroke 47.2 mm47.2 mmN/A
Throttle Body N/ATB 33N/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0 L10.2 L15.4 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 41.30 Km/l34.50 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 135 kg148 kg211 kg
Length 1978 mm1993 mm2128 mm
Width 688 mm789 mm749 mm
Height 834 mm1083 mm1149 mm
Wheelbase 1340 mm1366 mm1449 mm
Ground Clearance 178 mm155 mm132 mm
Seat Height 820 mm818 mm810 mm


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

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type N/ASteel Trellis Frame, Powder CoatedN/A
Front Suspension WP Upside-down Ø 43 MmWP Upside-Down 43mmTelescopic Suspension
Rear Suspension WP MonoshockWP Monoshock, 10 Step AdjustMonoshock
Suspension Travel (Front) N/A140 mmN/A
Suspension Travel (Rear) N/A60 mmN/A


Front Brake Type Four-piston Radial Fixed Calliper, Brake DiscDiscDual Disc
Rear Brake Type Single-piston Floating Calliper, Brake DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 230 mm230 mm240 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size N/A17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloyAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre N/A110/70-R17120/70-17 M/C 58W
Rear Tyre N/A150/60-R17180/55-17 M/C 73W


Battery N/AN/A12V/8.6Ah
Headlight N/AHalogenLED
Tail Light N/ALEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrosscrosstick
Low Battery Indicatorcrosscrosstick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
BS IV Compliant-cross-
Single Channel ABS-cross-
Sporty Dual Muffler-cross-
Ultra Light And Robust 155cc Engine With Sep Technology-cross-
Aggressive Headlight Design--cross
Dual-Channel ABS--tick
Easy Start System--cross
Effortless Assist/Slipper Clutch--tick
Embellished With Full LED Lighting--tick
Full LCD Instrumentation--cross
LCD Display--tick
Low RPM Assist--cross
Nissan Anitlock Brake System--cross
Redesigned Exhaust & Muffler--tick
Roading Four-Cylinder Engine--tick
Tapered Handlebars--cross
Three-Mode Traction Control System--cross

Additonal Features

Disc Brake To Provide Strong Stopping Power-cross-
Fz Fi'S 7-Times Adjustable Monocross Suspension-cross-
Fz Fi'S Large Fuel Tank With A Capacity Of 12 Liters-cross-

Key Features

Competitor of KTM RC 125

Competitor of KTM 125 Duke

Competitor of Honda CBR650R

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