It’s time to do a comparison on the KTM RC 125 against the Yamaha R15 to help you find a bike that is worth for you and is good for you as well.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Design
The KTM RC 125 has an halogen headlamps with side indicators at the windscreen and it rides on Upside-Down Fork Suspension at the front with 17-inch alloy wheels and adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear with 17-inch alloy wheels. It has square-shape digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity and the rear of the RC 125 has LED taillights.
The Yamaha R15 has an LED headlamp with the side mirrors on the front body closely. It rides on telescope Upside Down Fork suspension at the front and Linked-Type Monocross Suspension at the rear and both front and rear are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels. The R15 has an digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity and moving to the rear it has LED taillights as well.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Dimensions
|KTM RC 125||Yamaha R15|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.7 Litres||11 Litres|
|Kerb Weight||160 kg||142 kg|
As you can see at the dimensions of the two bike, the KTM RC 125 has a length of 1977mm which is 13mm shorter than the Yamaha R15 length of 1990mm. The RC 125 has a width of 688mm which is 37mm less than the 725mm width of R15. The RC 125 has a height of 1098mm which is 37mm shorter than the R15 height of 1135mm. The RC 125 has a wheelbase of 1341mm which is 18mm longer than the R15 wheelbase of 1323mm. The RC 125 has a ground clearance of 157mm which is 13mm less than the R15 ground clearance of 170mm.
The RC 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres than the R15 fuel tank of 11 litres. Lastly, the kerb weight of the RC 125 is 160 kg which is 18 kg heavier than the Yamaha R15 kerb weight of 142 kg.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Engine Specifications
|KTM RC 125||Yamaha R15|
|Engine||Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine|
|Power||14.30 bhp||18.14 bhp|
|Torque||12 Nm||14.2 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed Manual||6-speed Manual|
|Fuel Efficiency||41 km/l||55.20 km/l – City |
60.56 km/l – Highway
|0 – 100 kmph||14.6 seconds||13.25 seconds|
|Top Speed||120 kmph||150 kmph|
As you can see at the table, the KTM RC 125 is powered by 124.7cc Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, FI Engine which produces 14.30 bhp and 12 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 41 km/l. It can go from 0 – 100 kmph in 14.6 seconds at a top speed of 120 kmph. The Yamaha R15 is powered by Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine which produces 18.14 bhp and 14.2 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 55.20 km/l in City and 60.56 km/l on Highway. It can go from 0 – 100 kmph in 13.25 seconds at a top speed of 150 kmph.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Features
|Features||KTM RC 125||Yamaha R15|
|Wheel Size and type||17-inch, alloy wheels||17-inch, Alloy wheels|
|Brakes||Disc – Front|
Disc – Rear
|Disc – Front|
Disc – Rear
As you can see at the features list, the RC 125 misses out on traction control and Halogen headlamps while the Yamaha R15 has LED headlamps. Thus, the Yamaha R15 has a plus point over the KTM RC 125.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Price
|KTM RC 125||Rs. 2.21 lakh|
|Yamaha R15||Rs. 2.18 lakh – Rs. 2.33 lakh|
The KTM RC 125 has one standard variant that is priced at Rs. 2.21 lakh and the Yamaha R15 is priced at Rs. 2.18 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 2.33 lakh for the M variant.
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 – Verdict
In the end, the decision to buy which bike depends totally on you, however, we recommend you the Yamaha R15 as it has the better performance than the KTM RC 125 and is Rs. 3,000 cheaper than the KTM RC 125. Which one would you choice? Let us know!