Yamaha YZF-R125 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 kgNA
Ground Clearance
155 mm178.5 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.50 litres10 litres
Wheelbase
1355 mm1340±15 mm
Overall Length
1955 mmNA
Overall Width
680 mmNA
Overall Height
1065 mmNA
Seat Height
825 mm820 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

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

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

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

WHEELS & TYRES

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

ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE

Displacement
124.7 cc124.7 cc
Bore
52 mm58 mm
Stroke
58.6 mm47.2 mm
No. of Cylinders
11
Compression Ratio
11.2 : 1NA
Engine Description
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Maximum Power
14.8 Bhp @ 9000 rpm(14.8 Bhp) 15 HP @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque
12.4 Nm @ 8000 rpm11.8 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Cooling
Liquid CoolingLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Lubrication
Wet sumpWet sump
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel InjectionNA
Ignition
TCI (digital)Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE

Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigital
Tachometer
AnalogDigital
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
DigitalDigital
Clock
DigitalNA
Odometer
DigitalNA

BATTERY

Battery Type
Maintenance FreeNA

MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT

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

BRAKES

Front Brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm300mm Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Rear Brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm230mm Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs

QUICK FACTS

Type
SportsSports
Official Tagline
Feed Your HungerCertain of Success
Mileage
40-50 kmpl (approx.)35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Frame/Chassis
Steel DeltaboxTubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Shades
Race Blue, Competition White, Matt GreyBlack with White
Launch Date
No 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.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 mmWP Suspension 4357
Rear Suspension
Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustmentWP Suspension 4618 EM
Front Wheel Travel
130 mm125 mm
Rear Wheel Travel
114 mm150 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Caster Angle
25ºNA
Trail
89 mmNA

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox Type
Constant meshNA
No. of Gears
66
Clutch
Wet, multiple-disc coil springWet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Final transmission
ChainNA

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