KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Comparison

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    KTM RC 125
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    Rs1.80 Lakh*
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KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Should you buy KTM RC 125 or Yamaha YZF R15 V3 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 RC 125 price in Delhi is Rs 1.80 Lakh (ex-showroom price) whereas the Yamaha YZF R15 V3 price in Delhi is Rs 1.57 Lakh (ex-showroom). The engine in the RC 125 makes 14.5 PS and 12 Nm . On the other hand, the power and torque of YZF R15 V3 stand at 18.6 PS and 14.1 Nm respectively. KTM offers the RC 125 in 1 colours whereas the Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes in 4 colours. Out of 1013 user reviews, YZF R15 V3 scores 4.6 whereas the KTM RC 125 tallies 4.3 out of 5 based on 117 user reviews.

RC 125 vs YZF R15 V3

Key HighlightsRC 125YZF R15 V3
Mileage (City)44.95 kmpl
Best Mileage bikes
48.75 kmpl
Body TypeSports BikesSports Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHCLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement124.7 cc155 cc

Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.2.03 Lakh onwards
Rs.1.81 Lakh onwards
Mileage (City)
48.75 kmpl
Body Type
Sports Bikes
User Rating
Based on 117 Reviews
Based on 1013 Reviews
EMI Starts₹ 6,572
₹ 5,857
ColoursOrangeOrangeThunder Grey
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
124.7 cc
155 cc
Max Power
14.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
12 Nm @ 8000 rpm
14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
No. of Cylinders
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Self Start Only
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Wet Multi-Disc
Wet, multiple-disc
TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Gear Box
58 mm
58 mm
47.2 mm
58.7 mm
Compression Ratio
Emission Type
Features and Safety
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Additional Features
Auxiliary light, Fuel consumption indicator, Shift timing light, VVA indicator, VVA, Side stand engine cut-off switch, Dual horn, Gear position indicator
Stepup SeatYes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Engine Kill Switch

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Mileage and Performance
City Mileage
44.95 kmpl
48.75 kmpl
Highway Mileage
45.87 kmpl
47.92 kmpl
Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)
3.40 Sec
Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)
11.42 Sec
Quarter Mile
17.37 s @ 118.83 kmph Sec
Roll-ons (30-70 kmph)
5.71 Sec
Roll-ons (40-80 kmph)
6.65 Sec
Braking (60-0 Kmph)
19.93 Sec
Braking (80-0 Kmph)
34.15 Sec
Braking (100-0 Kmph)
51.67 Sec
Chassis and Suspension
Steel Trellis Frame
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Sports Bikes
Front Suspension
WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Telescopic fork with 41.0 mm diameter
Rear Suspension
Monocross (link suspension)
Body GraphicsYesYes
Dimensions and Capacity
1977 mm
1990 mm
725 mm
1135 mm
Fuel Capacity
9.5 L
11 L
Saddle Height
835 mm
815 mm
Ground Clearance
178.5 mm
170 mm
1341 mm
1325 mm
Dry Weight
154.2 kg
Kerb Weight
142 kg
Tail Light
Turn Signal Lamp
LED Tail LightsYesYes
Battery Capacity
12 V, 4 Ah
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :- 150/60-R17
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-140/70-17
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
282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
220 mm

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    KTM RC 125

    • Top-spec components like USD fork and radial tyres
    • Set up to handle brilliantly in corners
    • Appealing design thanks to sporty livery

    Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    • Most powerful 150cc bike in India
    • Only bike in class to get VVA and Assist-and-Slip clutch
    • Fantastic handling

    KTM RC 125

    • High asking price
    • Aggressive riding stance will prove to be painful in city as well as on the highway
    • Easy to outgrow the motor’s performance

    Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    • Aggressive riding posture
    • Poor plastic and built quality
    • Low intensity from LED headlight

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User Reviews of Comparison

  • RC 125
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  • KTM RC 125

    Nice and good

    Good giving nice options to buy, vehicle quality also good, looks great, performance awesome, like to see in this..... Read More

    By sahil
    On: Aug 08, 2021 | 398 Views
  • KTM RC 125

    Bohat hi acchi bike hai.

    Bahot hi accha bike hai ktm mere dost ke pass hai ye bike mujhe bahot hi accha lagti hai KTM ka sound is everything.

    By noor ahmad
    On: Nov 23, 2020 | 578 Views
  • KTM RC 125

    Awesome Bike

    This is an awesome bike with superb mileage and looking superb.

    By asim barman
    On: Aug 16, 2020 | 618 Views
  • KTM RC 125

    Best in the segment.

    The design and performance of the bike are great with a great fuel economy.

    By vishal yadav
    On: Aug 15, 2020 | 407 Views
  • KTM RC 125

    With Sport Looks KTM RC 125 Bike

    KTM RC 125 Bike comes with a powerful engine and 6-speed manual transmission. I am using this bike for racing and its..... Read More

    By chanki reddy
    On: Aug 06, 2020 | 3476 Views
  • KTM RC 125 Reviews
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    The perfect super bike under 2 lakh

    The experience with the bike was awesome. I love it. Its handling, it's control, it's pickup was amazing,..... Read More

    By chirag bhabar c116 m14
    On: Sep 11, 2021 | 270 Views
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    Super Sports bike ever

    Superbike ever in the 150cc category i love it.

    By rajesh kumar
    On: Sep 08, 2021 | 56 Views
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    Very Good Bike

    My bike is a brand new and I drove just 12000 Km, Very good bike to drive in Bangalore traffic and the pickup is..... Read More

    By shashank rameshkumar
    On: Jul 18, 2021 | 2078 Views
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    Best for single ride in long journeys

    Top speed and corners are awesome and feel normal even at 130 speed and for beginners is risky at high speed

    By nanao kapai
    On: Jul 16, 2021 | 204 Views
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3

    Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is Best

    I am using YZF R15 V3 Bike and this is my favourite bike because it comes with good features and it looks amazing. This..... Read More

    By raahil
    On: Jan 28, 2021 | 8199 Views
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Questions And Answers

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Show me all colours of the ktm rc125

Entertainment asked on 7 Sep 2021

KTM RC 125 is available in 1 colour - Orange.

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By Bikedekho experts on 7 Sep 2021

What is the mileage of RC 125 bs6 in city

Priyanshu asked on 16 Apr 2021

The estimated mileage for KTM RC 125 is around 46 km/l.

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By Bikedekho experts on 16 Apr 2021

It is suitable for long drive to Ladakh?

Mahammadtousif asked on 7 Mar 2021

The KTM RC 125 would not be a good option to go touring on. The riding posture ...

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By Zigwheels on 7 Mar 2021

IS RC125bs6 available in Guwahati Six miles

Salsrang asked on 17 Feb 2021

KTM has already launched the BS6 version of RC 125. For the availability, we ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 17 Feb 2021

Can I buy the bike with out down-payment it's possible?

Karish asked on 14 Dec 2020

If you are planning to buy a new bike on finance, then generally, 10 to 30 ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 14 Dec 2020

What is the on-road price in Bhagalpur?

Anmol asked on 6 Sep 2021

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is priced in the range of Rs 1.48 - 1.63 Lakh (ex-showroom, ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 6 Sep 2021

Engine light speedometer me dikh raha he kya problem ho sakta he?

ksg asked on 30 Aug 2021

It is the indicator to get your engine inspected at the authorized service ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 30 Aug 2021

White color chahiye

only asked on 29 Aug 2021

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is available in 4 different colours - Racing Blue, Thunder ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 29 Aug 2021

When will R15 V4 launch, should I wait for V4 or go with V3

shubham asked on 27 May 2021

As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end regarding this. Stay...

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By Bikedekho experts on 27 May 2021

Rainy season me R15 v3 mein engine ya electric problem to nhi hoti gadi me?

Shailendra asked on 13 Apr 2021

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes equipped with a properly insulated and tested electrical...

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By Bikedekho experts on 13 Apr 2021

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