Yamaha YZF-R125 vs Honda CBR125R vs KTM RC 125 Comparison

Updated: 12, May, 2017 06:29 PM

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₹ 1,00,000
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DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES

Kerb/Wet Weight
140 kg136.9 kgNA
Ground Clearance
155 mm185 mm178.5 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.50 litres13 litres10 litres
Wheelbase
1355 mm1313 mm1340±15 mm
Overall Length
1955 mm1946 mmNA
Overall Width
680 mm704 mmNA
Overall Height
1065 mm1089 mmNA
Seat Height
825 mm793 mm820 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

Top Speed
126 kmph115 kmph125 kmph
Mileage (Combined)
45 kmpl40 kmpl40 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
50 kmpl45 kmpl45 kmpl
Mileage (City)
40 kmpl35 kmpl35 kmpl

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

WHEELS & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Type
AlloysAlloysAlloys
Front Tyre
100/80-17 M/C100/80-17M/CNA
Rear Tyre
130/70-17 M/C130/70-17M/CNA

ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE

Displacement
124.7 cc124.7 cc124.7 cc
Bore
52 mm58 mm58 mm
Stroke
58.6 mm47.2 mm47.2 mm
No. of Cylinders
111
Compression Ratio
11.2 : 111 : 1NA
Engine Description
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valvesLiquid-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC single1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Maximum Power
14.8 Bhp @ 9000 rpm13.1 Bhp @ 10000 rpm(14.8 Bhp) 15 HP @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque
12.4 Nm @ 8000 rpm10.41 Nm @ 8000 rpm11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Cooling
Liquid CoolingLiquid CoolingLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Lubrication
Wet sumpNAWet sump
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel InjectionPGM-FI electronic fuel injectionNA
Ignition
TCI (digital)Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advanceContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrolPetrol

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE

Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigitalDigital
Tachometer
AnalogAnalogDigital
Trip Meter
DigitalDigitalDigital
Speedometer
DigitalDigitalDigital
Clock
DigitalNANA
Odometer
DigitalNANA

BATTERY

Battery Type
Maintenance FreeMaintenance FreeNA

MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT

Design
NA
Performance
NA
Comfort
NA
Fuel Economy
NA
Features
NA
Build Quality
NA
Standout Features
Dual Headlights, USD premium forks, Wide Tyres, Electronic Fuel Injection, Impressive Riding PositionNAProjector Headlights, Powerful Engine, Impressive Shade, Premium Suspension and Brakes

BRAKES

Front Brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm276 x 4mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads300mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Rear Brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm220 x 4mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads230mm Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs

QUICK FACTS

Type
SportsSportsSports
Official Tagline
Feed Your HungerRace InspiredCertain of Success
Mileage
40-50 kmpl (approx.)35-45 kmpl (approx.)35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Frame/Chassis
Steel DeltaboxPentagonal; steel twin-sparTubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Shades
Race Blue, Competition White, Matt GreyBlack, Tri-ColorBlack with White
Launch Date
No Launch Plans for IndiaNo Launch Plans for IndiaNo Launch Plans for India
Summary
Yamaha R125 is offered in countries where license restrictions makes it easy to buy a 125cc motorcycle than the Yamaha R15. It carries premium parts and claims the old twin headlight design, which may soon get influenced by R6 and R1. Yamaha YZF-R125 claims a top speed of 126 kmph while its international rivals include Suzuki GSX-R125, KTM RC125, Aprilia RS4 125, and Honda CBR125R. As of now, Yamaha has no plans to launch the R125 in India.Honda CBR125R is the youngest member of the CBR family, producing 13.1 BHP at 10,000 rpm and 10.41 Nm at 8000 rpm from its 124.7cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine. It weighs 136.9 kg and carries a 13 liter fuel tank. The design of the motorcycle is identical to the CBR150R that is being sold in India. It uses a 276 mm front disc with dual piston calipers and 220 mm rear disc with single piston calipers. The front forks measure 31 mm while the travel is restricted to 120 mm. The motorcycle rivals Yamaha R125, Suzuki GSX-R125, Aprilia RS 125 and KTM RC125.KTM RC 125 is the smallest motorcycle in the RC series, when compared in terms of engine displacement. It uses exactly the same components as the bigger RC390, sharing even the same ABS unit, fuel tank and body panels. The paint scheme is more towards the Orange side while the 125cc engine here produces 15 HP at 9500 rpm and 11.8 Nm at 8000 rpm. This makes it rival the Yamaha R125, Suzuki GSX-R125, Honda CBR125R and Aprilia RS4 125 internationally. KTM RC125 won't launch in India due to feasibility issues.

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm31mm telescopic fork, 120mm axle travelWP Suspension 4357
Rear Suspension
Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustmentMonoshock damper, 126mm axle travelWP Suspension 4618 EM
Front Wheel Travel
130 mmNA125 mm
Rear Wheel Travel
114 mmNA150 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Caster Angle
25º35°NA
Trail
89 mm90mmNA

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox Type
Constant meshNANA
No. of Gears
666
Clutch
Wet, multiple-disc coil springWet, multiplate with coil springsWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Final transmission
ChainNANA

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