KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Dominar 250 Comparison

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    KTM 125 Duke
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    Rs1.51 Lakh*
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    Bajaj Dominar 250
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KTM 125 Duke vs Bajaj Dominar 250

Should you buy KTM 125 Duke or Bajaj Dominar 250 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 1.51 Lakh (ex-showroom price) whereas the Bajaj Dominar 250 price in Delhi is Rs 1.67 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 Dominar 250 stand at 27 PS and 23.5 Nm respectively. KTM offers the 125 Duke in 1 colours whereas the Bajaj Dominar 250 comes in 2 colours. Out of 16 user reviews, Dominar 250 scores 4.6 whereas the KTM 125 Duke tallies 4.6 out of 5 based on 148 user reviews.

125 Duke vs Dominar 250

Key Highlights125 DukeDominar 250
Body TypeSports Naked BikesSports Naked Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHCSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valve, Liquid Cooled, Twin Spark, FI
Displacement124.7 cc248.77 cc
Max Power14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm27 PS @ 8500 rpm

Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.1.71 Lakh onwards
Rs.1.90 Lakh onwards
Body Type
User Rating
4.6
Based on 148 Reviews
4.6
Based on 16 Reviews
EMI Starts₹ 5,533
₹ 6,168
Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valve, Liquid Cooled, Twin Spark, FI
Displacement
124.7 cc
248.77 cc
Max Power
14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
27 PS @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
23.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
No. of Cylinders
1
1
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Starting
Self Start Only
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Clutch
Wet Multi-Disc
Wet, Multiplate with Assist & Slipper Clutch
Transmission
Manual
Manual
Gear Box
6-Speed
6 Speed
Bore
58 mm
-
Stroke
47.2 mm
-
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Features and Safety
ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Console
Digital
Digital
ClockYesYes
Additional Features
-
Twin Barrel Exhaust
Stepup SeatYesYes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Engine Kill SwitchYes
-

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Mileage and Performance
City Mileage
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35.03 kmpl
Max Speed
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120.08 kmph
Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)
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4.18 Sec
Acceleration (0-80 Kmph)
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6.88 Sec
Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)
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10.92 Sec
Quarter Mile
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17.70 s @ 118.46 kmph Sec
Roll-ons (30-70 kmph)
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5.60 Sec
Roll-ons (40-80 kmph)
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7.92 Sec
Braking (60-0 Kmph)
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18.50 m Sec
Braking (80-0 Kmph)
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31.53 m Sec
Braking (100-0 Kmph)
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51.58 m Sec
Chassis and Suspension
Chassis
Split Trellis frame
Beam Type Perimeter Frame
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Front Suspension
Triple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD)
Telescopic USD Fork
Rear Suspension
Double rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Multi-step adjustable Monoshocks with Nitrox
Body GraphicsYesYes
Dimensions and Capacity
Length
1993 mm
2156 mm
Width
789 mm
836 mm
Height
1083 mm
1112 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.5 L
13 L
Saddle Height
818 mm
800 mm
Ground Clearance
175 mm
157 mm
Wheelbase
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1453 mm
Kerb Weight
159 kg
180 kg
Electricals
Headlight
Halogen
LED
Tail Light
LED
LED
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
LED
LED Tail LightsYesYes
Battery Type
-
VRLA
Battery Capacity
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12 V, 8 Ah
Pilot Lamps
-
Yes
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :- 150/60-R17
Front :-100/80-17, Rear :-130/70-17
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type
Alloy
Alloy
Front Brake
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake
Disc
Disc
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
230 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

Bajaj Dominar 250

  • A tractable engine that’s largely vibe free.
  • Well-balanced suspension setup gobbles up rough roads with ease.
  • Excellent brakes -- offers good bite, feedback and progression.
  • Silky smooth gearbox.

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

Bajaj Dominar 250

  • The engine feels a bit sluggish below 5,500rpm.
  • Bias-ply tyres work well but aren’t super grippy.
  • Heaviest bike in its class.

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User Reviews of Comparison

  • 125 Duke
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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 | 4031 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 | 431 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 | 6932 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 | 1104 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 | 2603 Views
  • KTM 125 Duke Reviews
  • Bajaj Dominar 250

    Comfortable Family Bike.

    Nice bike. A conformable family bike. Best for the long drive, engine sound is great. The looks of the bike are also..... Read More

    By naresh kumar
    On: Nov 02, 2020 | 2932 Views
  • Bajaj Dominar 250

    Amazing Bike

    Eagerly awaited for this model of Dominar really amazing beast, best to buy it in black and waiting to buy it this year.

    By prakhar kapoor
    On: Jul 09, 2020 | 370 Views
  • Bajaj Dominar 250

    Excellent Bike

    Awesome bike with excellent comfort and power. It would feel like Dominar 400. The amazing braking system with..... Read More

    By rishabh
    On: Jul 04, 2020 | 3111 Views
  • Bajaj Dominar 250

    Amazing Bike

    A comfortable bike and amazing look feel like a huge bike. That Sound makes good and no that much vibration in the bike.

    By rahul
    On: Jun 02, 2020 | 441 Views
  • Bajaj Dominar 250

    Best In Class Bike

    Very fine engine with best in class mileage even in city ride also, the bike is very suitable for a long and rough road.

    By rupesh jaiswal
    On: Apr 17, 2020 | 728 Views
  • Bajaj Dominar 250 Reviews

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Questions And Answers

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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

What is the first down payment?

comedy asked on 4 Nov 2020

In general, the down payment remains in between 10-30% of the on-road price of ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 4 Nov 2020

KTM DUKE 125 is suitable for long drive??

murugan asked on 22 Aug 2020

Being a 125, there’s only so much power you can extract, and it lacks the ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 22 Aug 2020

When Duke 125cc BS6 coming to Bangalore?

Kartik asked on 21 Feb 2020

The KTM 125 Duke BS6 has been launched for sale and for the availability, we'd ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 21 Feb 2020

Can we can change alloy wheels of Dominar 250 into 400 alloy?

Rauf asked on 19 Sep 2020

No, Dominar 400 wheels and tyres are wider as compared to Dominar 250 and might ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 19 Sep 2020

I want to purchase a bike with 30 KMPL mileage and with around 30bhp power. I have a back issue and sodon'twant a fairing bike.

Deepak asked on 13 Aug 2020

The most suitable option as per your requirements, you may go for Bajaj Dominar ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 13 Aug 2020

Can we get Dominar 250 in green colour?

shrihari asked on 24 Jul 2020

I saw dominar 250 green color in YouTube channel in Mexico there was 250 green ...

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By Somu on 24 Jul 2020

What will be the best 250CC BS6 bike with low maintenance?

Mainack asked on 8 Jul 2020

If outright performance is not your priority and want a good sporty faired bike ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 8 Jul 2020

What is the exact on-road average of Dominar 250.Hhow is the performance on hills?

Harjot asked on 24 Jun 2020

Domionar 250 is a well capable poqwer cruiser. It gets KTM 250 Duke-sourced ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 24 Jun 2020

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