“KTM Duke 125 vs Yamaha MT15- Which one to Buy? “

We have created a detailed comparison video of the 2 most amazing naked bikes to buy in India. Watch the video to know which among the 2 is best suited for you based on the engine, performance, styling, features & pricing.

The newly launched Yamaha MT15 has genuinely broadened our jaws for a good reason. This bike seems to directly rival the KTM Duke 125. Though both the bikes are extremely amazing based on the features they have and the performance they generate. But considering the fairly expensive pricing kept for the Yamaha motorcycle, there raised a question? Is it better to buy the KTM Duke Instead? Don’t you worry, How about finding out the answer with a detailed comparison of each one? Let’s do it:

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Yamaha Model MT-15 is inspired by the MT09 model, whereas the Duke 125 is inspired by Duke 200. So, now, as the MT-15 comes into play, it fit as a perfect competitor for Duke 125. Both are naked bikes with performance on their mind. If any question comes to your mind about which bike to buy? Here is the Comparison of KTM 125 Duke VS Yamaha MT 15 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.


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First thing first, talking about the engine MT15 Yamaha gets is a 155cc single-cylinder SOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). This helps the motor to generate a maximum power of 19.3PS & 14.7Nm of max torque.

The engine comes armed with a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. On the other hand, KTM Duke gets 124.7cc single cylinder 4 valves, liquid cooled engine, producing about 15HP of peak power and 12 Nm of torque. Considering the power, then there is no denying mt15 definitely generates smooth and fast performance and powerful amongst the 2.

Styling Comparison:


Yamaha Model MT15 is inspired by the MT09 model, whereas the Duke 125 is inspired by Duke 200. The design of MT15 looks really aggressive, the front, as well as the side looks of the motorcycle, is unique and sporty grabbing the attention of the young riders. It gets twin-LED lights, LED head & tail lamps, a slipper clutch and a fully digital instrument cluster. Body panels are minimal with no fairing.

Duke 125 on the other hands has almost every element similar to the elder sibling 200. Narrow headlight, slim LED indicators and LED tail-lights remains unchanged. Overall the design is muscular strong and looks bulky enough.

The MT15 does bring something new to the table, but one cannot ignore the bulky design of the Duke 125.


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Suspension duties for MT15 are handled by Telescopic fork for the front and Mono shock at the rear, for Duke 125, the suspension is handled by USD Telescopic Forks and swing arm at the rear, so clearly front suspension duties are better in Duke.

Moving on with the brakes: Yamaha gets hydraulic 282 mm Single Disc front brake & Rear Brake: 220 mm Single Disc, on the other hand, duke gets 300 mm Single Disc for the front and 230 mm single disc for the rear.

Further Duke gets 4 piston calipers while MT15 gets 2 piston calipers. Both the bike features instrument console, Duke displays the clock while the MTt15 doesn’t. Both the bike gets a single channel ABS, but duke features RLP support as well. MT15 weight 138 kgs, while duke weighs 148 kg slightly heavy. Comparing the weight of the motorcycle, MT15 is slightly less heavy, powerful and smooth.

For the pricing:

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The 2019 KTM 125 Duke Price starts from Rs. 1.25 Lakhs and 2019 Yamaha MT 15 Price starts from Rs. 1.36 Lakhs. Duke 125 is still cheaper than the MT-15.

If you are looking out for extreme power and performance MT15 is the powerful one and weight is comparatively less heavy. But if budget is an issue and you want good performance pocket-friendly motorcycle Duke would be better.

Lastly, if we take into consideration on price point of view then MT-15 will certainly have the upper hand and it could be the same case in sales too. Well, till then we will have to wait and see how it unfolds!