KTM RC 125 vs Honda Grom 125 Comparison

Updated: 23, Jul, 2021 03:56 AM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,80,538
* Delhi. May vary.

 POPULARITY

  • This week: 6435 views
  • All time: 2228885 views

Expected Price

₹ 80,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Expected

 POPULARITY

  • This week: 2175 views
  • All time: 64997 views
Add a Bike to compare

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Ground Clearance
178.5 mm160 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
9.5 litres5.5 litres
Wheelbase
1341 mm1200 mm
Seat Height
820 mm765 mm
Overall Length
1977 mm1760 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight
164.4 kg101.7 kg
Overall Width
688 mm755 mm
Overall Height
1098 mm1010 mm
Dry Weight
154.2 kgNA

PERFORMANCE FIGURES

0-60 kmph
4.3 secsNA
0-100 kmph
14.6 secsNA

COMFORT FEATURES

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Engine Kill Switch
NA

MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED

Mileage
KTM RC 125 mileage is 45 kmpl (approximate).65.70 kmpl (Certified)
Top Speed
KTM RC 125 top speed is 120 kmph (speedo-indicated).NA
Performance
In terms of performance, the 125cc sportbike can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 14.6 seconds.

ENGINE AND GEARBOX

Displacement
124.7 cc124.9 cc
Number of Cylinders
11
Engine Description
124.7cc, Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled2-valve air-cooled single cylinder
Maximum Power
14.5 HP @ 9250 rpm9.7 HP @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm10.9 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Number of Gears
64
Cooling
Liquid CooledAir Cooling
Fuel System
Fuel InjectionPGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection
Emission Standard
BS6-CompliantNA
Clutch
Wet MultiplateWet multiplate

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES

ABS Light
NA
Low Fuel Warning Light
NA
Low Oil Indicator
NA
Low Battery Indicator
NA
Fuel Gauge
Digital
Tachometer
DigitalNA
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
DigitalDigital
Clock

KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS

Braking System
1-Channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)NA
Key Highlights
ABS, USD Front Forks, Wide Tyres, All-Digital ConsoleUSD Front Forks, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Digital Instrument Console, Excellent Mileage, Striking Looks
Competitors
At this price point, KTM RC 125 competes with Yamaha R15 V3 and Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in India. Internationally, the 125cc sportbike rivals Yamaha R125, Aprilia RS 125, Suzuki GSX-R125, Kawasaki Ninja 125, and the Honda CBR125R.NA

BATTERY AND LIGHTING

Pass Light
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
NA
Head Light
ProjectorLED
Tail Light
LEDLED
Battery Type
MFMF

MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW

Design
Performance
In terms of performance, the 125cc sportbike can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 14.6 seconds.
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
NA
Vehicle Overview
KTM recently launched the BS6-compliant model of the RC 125 in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.55 lakh. The entry-level sportbike continues to be powered by a 124.7cc single-cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine which is good for 14.5HP of maximum power and a peak torque of 12Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike continues to be equipped with a single-channel ABS unit along with an all-digital instrument console. Apart from the BS6 engine and the new Orange-White shade, no other significant changes have been made to the new model. 2020 KTM RC 125 on-road price is Rs 1.80 lakh (approximate).Honda Grom 125 is a monkey bike that resembles a street bike in terms of design but feels even smaller than the Honda Navi from India. It uses premium components like USD front forks, high mounted motorcycle exhaust and rear disc brake. The tyres are even thicker than an average Indian sport bike. It comes with a 124.9cc, air cooled and fuel injected engine, producing 9.7 BHP at 7000 rpm and 10.9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The best part is its 4-speed manual gearbox, making it sport effective when compared the Indian Honda Navi. It weighs just 101.7 kg with a full fuel tank of 5.5 liters. Honda Grom 125 was recently spotted testing in India in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), and it might launch here within next 2-3 months.
Should You Buy It?
Though it is priced a little bit on the higher side, the RC 125 is loaded with premium components and is the most powerful 125cc bike you can buy in India.NA

BRAKES AND TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Front Brake
300mm Single DiscSingle 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston brake caliper
Alloy Wheels
Rear Brake
230mm Single DiscSingle 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston brake caliper
Wheel Type
AlloysY-Spoke Aluminium Cast
ABS
1-Channel
Front Tyre
110/70-R17120/70-12
Rear Tyre
150/60-R17130/70-12
Front Wheel
17-inchY-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12
Rear Wheel
17-inchY-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12

SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS

Front Suspension
WP Upside-Down ForksUSD Front Forks, 31mm
Rear Suspension
WP MonoshockMono shock, steel square pipe swingarm
Frame
Steel Trellis FrameSteel mono-backbone frame

Miscellaneous Information

Chain
5/8 x 1/4” X-RingNA
Steering Angle
66.5°NA

Colour Options and Price in India

Body Type
SportsMonkey
Official Tagline
Certain of SuccessIt's all about the Fun
Bike Variant
2021 KTM RC 125Honda Grom 125
Current Status
AvailableUpcoming
Ex-Showroom Price
2021 BS6 KTM RC 125 price is Rs 1.81 lakh (ex-showroom).Honda Grom 125 is expected to be priced around Rs 80,000 in India (ex-showroom).
Colours
Electronic Orange, Dark GalvanoMatte Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Himalayas White, Pearl Valentine Red, Lemon Ice Yellow
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol
Ex-Showroom Price vs On-Road Price
Ex-Showroom Price is the Manufacturing Cost of the vehicle + Dealer/Seller Profit + GST (Goods and Service Tax) + Transportation Charges (from the manufacturing plant to the dealership). On the other hand, the On-Road Price is the actual cost you pay to the dealership to make the vehicle legal to run on the roads. It includes Ex-Showroom Price in your city + RTO Charges (Vehicle Registration) + One Time Road Tax + Insurance Charges. The On-Road Price also includes some optional things like if you opt for Genuine Accessories and Extended Warranty while buying a vehicle. Please note that the On-Road Price varies a lot across different states in India due to different percentage for the State Registration Charges.NA
On-Road Price
KTM RC 125 on-road price is Rs 1.96 lakh in Delhi, Rs 2.03 lakh in Mumbai, Rs 1.98 lakh in Kolkata and Rs 2.01 lakh in Chennai. The prices mentioned here are approximate and we suggest you contact your nearest KTM dealership to get the exact on-road price quote in your city.NA

Comparison Comments

User Comments Ordered by Popularity
Load Comments