KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison

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    KTM 125 Duke
    KTM 125 Duke
    Rs1.62 Lakh*
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KTM 125 Duke vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Should you buy KTM 125 Duke or TVS Apache RTR 160 Find out which bike is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their price, mileage, features, colours and other specs. KTM 125 Duke price in Delhi is Rs 1.62 Lakh (ex-showroom price) whereas the TVS Apache RTR 160 price in Delhi is Rs 1.03 Lakh (ex-showroom). The engine in the 125 Duke makes 14.5 PS and 12 Nm . On the other hand, the power and torque of Apache RTR 160 stand at 15.53 PS and 13.9 Nm respectively. KTM offers the 125 Duke in 1 colours whereas the TVS Apache RTR 160 comes in 6 colours. Out of 743 user reviews, Apache RTR 160 scores 4.6 whereas the KTM 125 Duke tallies 4.6 out of 5 based on 148 user reviews.

125 Duke vs Apache RTR 160

Key Highlights125 DukeApache RTR 160
Body TypeSports Naked BikesSports Naked Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHCSI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Displacement124.7 cc159.7 cc
Max Power14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm

Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.1.85 Lakh onwards
Rs.1.20 Lakh onwards
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
User Rating
Based on 148 Reviews
Based on 743 Reviews
EMI Starts₹ 5,960
₹ 3,888
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
124.7 cc
159.7 cc
Max Power
14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Max Torque
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
No. of Cylinders
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Self Start Only
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Wet Multi-Disc
Wet, Multi Plate
IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Gear Box
5 Speed
58 mm
62 mm
47.2 mm
52.9 mm
Compression Ratio
Emission Type
Features and Safety
Single Channel
Single Channel
Fuel Gauge
Analogue and Digital
Additional Features
Glide Through Technology, Remora Tyres
Stepup SeatYes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Engine Kill SwitchYes
Chassis and Suspension
Split Trellis frame
Double Cradle Synchro STIFF
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Front Suspension
Triple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD)
Telescopic Forks with Hydraulic Dampers
Rear Suspension
Double rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid
Body GraphicsYesYes
Dimensions and Capacity
1993 mm
2085 mm
789 mm
730 mm
1083 mm
1105 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.5 L
12 L
Saddle Height
818 mm
790 mm
Ground Clearance
175 mm
180 mm
1300 mm
Kerb Weight
159 kg
139 kg
Load Capacity
130 kg
Halogen With AHO
Tail Light
Turn Signal Lamp
LED Tail LightsYesYes
Battery Type
Maintenance Free
Battery Capacity
12 V, 8 Ah
Average Fuel economy Indicator
Pilot Lamps
AC Generator
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :- 150/60-R17
Front :-90/90-17, Rear :-110/80-17
Tyre Type
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type
Front Brake
Rear Brake
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
130 mm

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    KTM 125 Duke

    • No compromise on the component front
    • Most refined KTM engine
    • Best KTM motorcycle for a learner

    TVS Apache RTR 160

    • Excellent price to performance ratio
    • Great handling characteristics
    • Good amount of features on offer

    KTM 125 Duke

    • Doesn't have the same KTM performance as the other models
    • Still sports the age-old design language
    • Braking department could have been better
    • Could've have done with the dual-channel setup

    TVS Apache RTR 160

    • Looks quite dated
    • Engine refinement is not the best

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User Reviews of Comparison

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  • KTM 125 Duke

    If you love your son don't bring it.

    If you love your son, don't bring this bike to him. It's not at all suitable for our roads. More than 50 boys were..... Read More

    By ചുവരെഴുത്ത് wall scripts
    On: Dec 29, 2020 | 7097 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke

    Super bike

    The price is too much. Non-stylish looks and no comfort, no pickup, It is not my favorite bike in my life.

    By vipparla srinu
    On: Jul 26, 2020 | 537 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke

    Stylish 125 Duke BS6 Bike

    Awesome bike with perfect mileage. I using this bike for the last 1 year. The bike has a good look terrific handling..... Read More

    By robin
    On: Jun 30, 2020 | 8809 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke

    Perfect KTM 125 duke

    I am using this bike for the last year. It's an amazing bike. A lot of facilities in this price range. It is a friendly..... Read More

    By ram
    On: Jun 29, 2020 | 1414 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke

    125 duke - Perfectly Suitable

    My name is Suraj and I am a live-in Mumbai. I have purchased this bike since 9 months ago. This bike is perfectly..... Read More

    By suraj
    On: Jun 25, 2020 | 3301 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke Reviews
  • TVS Apache RTR 160

    Awesome Bike

    It is an awesome bike. I can't express my views on it. It is really good.

    By ganesh
    On: Jan 03, 2021 | 518 Views
  • TVS Apache RTR 160

    Loving TVS Bike

    It is a good bike and I love it so much. Mileage is amazing, also style and looks are best in the comparison of other..... Read More

    By rahul kumar
    On: Jan 02, 2021 | 4206 Views
  • TVS Apache RTR 160

    Very Good Bike

    Apache RTR 160 is an excellent bike. It delivers a good mileage and pickup is amazing.

    By mohd gulam waris khan
    On: Jan 01, 2021 | 323 Views
  • TVS Apache RTR 160

    Looking so Cool and Stylish

    It's style, comfort, looks and safety is very good but one problem is with its space.

    By kaushal kumar ram
    On: Dec 31, 2020 | 272 Views
  • TVS Apache RTR 160

    Apache RTR Bike

    It is a good bike for long drive and it delivers a good mileage, also it looks nice and pickup is amazing.

    By junaid hashmi
    On: Dec 31, 2020 | 298 Views
  • TVS Apache RTR 160 Reviews

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Questions And Answers

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Any discounts

madhu asked on 4 May 2021

Offers and discounts are provided by the brand or the dealership and may vary ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 4 May 2021

KTM Duke 125 black color image and price?

Kk asked on 10 Apr 2021

KTM 125 Duke is available in 1colors i.e, Orange

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By Bikedekho experts on 10 Apr 2021

What about Duke 200? Does it also have DC headlight? Kr is it AC??

Aniket asked on 18 Mar 2021

The KTM 200 Duke continues to use a halogen headlamp but now gets LED DRLs. It ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 18 Mar 2021

Can I import a bike from India? KTM 125 EU Version??

Hasitha asked on 28 Feb 2021

For this, we would suggest you have a word with the brand, and custom, as they ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 28 Feb 2021

We want Duke 125s old look is that available in 2021

Srinivas asked on 6 Dec 2020

The 2021 KTM 125 Duke will shed the almost decade-old design and the don the new...

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By Bikedekho experts on 6 Dec 2020

Which one is best unicorn vs Apache 160 2v?

Pushkar asked on 13 Mar 2021

Both Honda Unicorn and TVS Apache RTR 160 are good motorcycles and offer plenty ...

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By Zigwheels on 13 Mar 2021

My age is 20, can I get Apache RTR 160 2V BS6?

Sk asked on 12 Mar 2021

The Apache RTR 160 2V is a viable and relevant stepping stone into the 160cc ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 12 Mar 2021

What is the engine oil capacity of this bike?

AJIT asked on 11 Mar 2021

The engine oil capacity of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is 1200 ml.

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By Bikedekho experts on 11 Mar 2021

Apache rtr 160 or hero xtreme 160

Vaibhav asked on 28 Feb 2021

You may choose to go with the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The overall package and ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 28 Feb 2021

What is the final price of Apache RTR 160 and 180?

shakir asked on 18 Jan 2021

TVS Apache RTR 160 retails in the price range of Rs. 1.02 - 1.05 Lakh (ex-...

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By Zigwheels on 18 Jan 2021

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