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TVS Apache RTR 160 Vs Honda Dio Vs KTM RC 125 comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 95,000
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₹ 63,273
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₹ 1.7 Lakh
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Vs Honda Dio Vs KTM RC 125 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Apache RTR 160 Vs Dio Vs RC 125 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.

Apache RTR 160 Vs Dio Vs RC 125 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Honda Dio in New Delhi starts at ₹ 63,273 and goes up to ₹ 69,171 for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, TVS Apache RTR 160 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 95,000 and goes up to Rs. ₹ 98,000 for range topping model Lastly, the KTM RC 125 starts at ₹ 1.7 Lakh.

SummaryTVS Apache RTR 160Honda DioKTM RC 125
Price₹ 95,000 ₹ 63,273 ₹ 1.7 Lakh
Body TypeCommuterScooterSports
Mileage48.00 Km/l55.00 Km/l41.30 Km/l
Power15.00 bhp8.00 bhp14.30 bhp
Engine159.7 CC109.2 CC124.7 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Apache RTR 160 Vs Dio Vs RC 125 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Dio base engine returns 55 Km/l. The TVS Apache RTR 160 base returns 48 Km/l. The KTM RC 125 basic model, on the other hand, gives 41 Km/l.

Apache RTR 160 Vs Dio Vs RC 125 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Dio gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the TVS Apache RTR 160 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the KTM RC 125 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 159.7 cc109.2 cc124.7 cc
No Of Cylinder 111
Max Power 15 bhp @ 8400 rpm8 bhp @ 8000 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm
Max Torque 13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm9 Nm @ 4750 rpm12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 222
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Air CooledFan CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf / Kick StartElectric Starter
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
Bore N/AN/A 58 mm
CO2 Emissions N/AN/A55.2 g/km
Emission N/AN/ABS VI
Stroke N/AN/A47.2 mm

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 12.0 L5.3 L10.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.5 L1.0 LN/A
Mileage 48.00 Km/l55.00 Km/l41.30 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 139 kg107 kg135 kg
Length 2085 mm1808 mm1978 mm
Width 730 mm723 mm688 mm
Height 1105 mm1150 mm834 mm
Wheelbase 1300 mm1260 mm1340 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm160 mm178 mm
Seat Height 790 mm650 mm820 mm


No. Of Gears 5 GearsN/A6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-PlateV - MaticWet Multi-disc Clutch, Mechanically Actuated

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Double Cradle Synchro STIFFUnder BoneN/A
Front Suspension Telescopic With Hydraulic Dampers. 105mm StrokeTelescopic SuspensionWP Upside-down Ø 43 Mm
Rear Suspension Monotube Inverted Gas-filled Shox (MIG) With Spring Aid3-Step AdjustableWP Monoshock


Front Brake Type DiscDrumFour-piston Radial Fixed Calliper, Brake Disc
Rear Brake Type DrumDrum (CBS)Single-piston Floating Calliper, Brake Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 270 mm130 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 130 mm130 mm230 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches10 inchesN/A
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSheet MetalAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90-17 49P Tubeless90/100-12 54J (Tubeless)N/A
Rear Tyre 110/80-17 57P Tubeless90/100-10 53 (Tubeless)N/A


Battery 12V, 9 Ah12V 3Ah (MF)N/A
Headlight 35/35W Halogen HS1 Clearn Lens With Multi-Face ReflectorHalogen BulbN/A
Tail Light 0.5W LED- Twin Triangle With Prism On LensBulbN/A

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrosscrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickcrosstick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrosscrosscross
Low Battery Indicatortickcrosscross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailticktickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalAnalogueDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Headlights With Pilot Lampscross--
i3S Technology (Idle Start-Stop System)cross--
Maintenance Free Batterycross--
Side Stand Indicatorcross--
Solid Aerodynamic Design With New Body Graphicscross--
Specially Designed Seat For Better Comfortcross--
Tubeless Tyrescrosstick-
Viscous Air Filtercross--
18 Litres of Storage Space-tick-
3D Logo-cross-
Automatic HeadLamp on (AHO)-tick-
Blue Core Engine-cross-
Bold Body-Mounted Headlamp-tick-
Carved Tail Light-tick-
CBS with Equalizer-tick-
Convenient Hook-cross-
Dual Tone Color & Graphics-cross-
Extra Long Seat With Raised Grab Bar-cross-
Foot Board-cross-
LED Headlamp & position lamp-tick-
Metal Muffler Protector-tick-
Signature Gold Rim-tick-
Small Storage-cross-
Stylish Meter Console-cross-

Additonal Features

Digital Instrument Cluster-cross-
Remote Lock & Anti-Theft Alarm-cross-

Key Features

Competitor of TVS Apache RTR 160

Competitor of Honda Dio

Competitor of KTM RC 125

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