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TVS Apache RTR 160 Vs KTM 125 Duke Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2R comparison


TVS Apache RTR 160 Vs KTM 125 Duke Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2R Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Apache RTR 160 Vs 125 Duke Vs Ninja H2R 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 125 Duke Vs Ninja H2R – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the TVS Apache RTR 160 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 95,000 and goes up to ₹ 98,000 for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, Kawasaki Ninja H2R price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 75.8 Lakh Lastly, the KTM 125 Duke starts at ₹ 1.52 Lakh.

SummaryTVS Apache RTR 160KTM 125 DukeKawasaki Ninja H2R
Price₹ 95,000 ₹ 1.52 Lakh₹ 75.8 Lakh
Body TypeCommuterSportsSports
Mileage48.00 Kmpl34.50 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Power15.00 bhp14.30 bhp322.00 bhp
Engine159.7 CC124.7 CC998.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Apache RTR 160 Vs 125 Duke Vs Ninja H2R – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the TVS Apache RTR 160 base engine returns 48 Kmpl. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R base returns 15 Kmpl. The KTM 125 Duke basic model, on the other hand, gives 35 Kmpl.

Apache RTR 160 Vs 125 Duke Vs Ninja H2R – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the TVS Apache RTR 160 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the KTM 125 Duke is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 159.7 cc124.7 cc998.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 114
Max Power 15 bhp @ 8400 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9250 rpm322 bhp @ 14000 rpm
Max Torque 13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm12 Nm @ 8000 rpm165 Nm @ 12500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 244
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection: ø50 Mm X 4 With Dual Injection
Cooling System Air CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A
Bore N/A58 mmN/A
Emission N/ABS VIN/A
Stroke N/A47.2 mmN/A
Throttle Body N/ATB 33N/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 12.0 L10.2 L17.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.5 LN/AN/A
Mileage 48.00 Kmpl34.50 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 139 kg148 kg216 kg
Length 2085 mm1993 mm2070 mm
Width 730 mm789 mm851 mm
Height 1105 mm1083 mm1161 mm
Wheelbase 1300 mm1366 mm1450 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm155 mm130 mm
Seat Height 790 mm818 mm831 mm


No. Of Gears 5 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate5 Plate, Wet Multi-disc Clutch, Mechanically ActuatedN/A
Compression Ratio N/A12.8:1N/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Double Cradle Synchro STIFFSteel Trellis Frame, Powder CoatedTrellis, High-tensile Steel, With Swingarm Mounting Plate
Front Suspension Telescopic With Hydraulic Dampers. 105mm StrokeWP Upside-Down 43mmø43 Mm Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension Monotube Inverted Gas-filled Shox (MIG) With Spring AidWP Monoshock, 10 Step AdjustOhlins TTX36 Gas-charged Shock
Suspension Travel (Front) N/A140 mmN/A
Suspension Travel (Rear) N/A60 mmN/A


Front Brake Type DiscDiscDual Semi-floating Brembo Discs
Rear Brake Type DrumDiscBrembo, Opposed 2-piston Caliper Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 270 mm300 mm330 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 130 mm230 mm250 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloyAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90-17 49P Tubeless110/70-R17120/600 - R17
Rear Tyre 110/80-17 57P Tubeless150/60-R17190/650 - R17


Battery 12V, 9 AhN/AMaintenance Free
Headlight 35/35W Halogen HS1 Clearn Lens With Multi-Face ReflectorHalogenProjector
Tail Light 0.5W LED- Twin Triangle With Prism On LensLEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrosscrosstick
Low Battery Indicatortickcrosstick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailticktickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dog-Ring Transmission--tick
More than the Need for Speed--cross
Slipper Clutch and Quick Shifter--cross
Tight, Compact, and Aerodynamic Fairings and Headlight--cross
Titanium Muffler Tuned for Sound--cross
Tuned for Hard-core Riders--cross
ÖHLINS Smart EC Controlled Cushioning--cross

Additonal Features

High-Speed Stability & Light Handling--tick
Kawasaki Original Silver-Mirror Paint --tick
Ohlins TTX36 Rear Suspension--tick
The Quest For Power, In-House-Designed Supercharger--tick

Key Features

Competitor of TVS Apache RTR 160

Competitor of KTM 125 Duke

Competitor of Kawasaki Ninja H2R

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