Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Which is better?

Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Which is better?

Yamaha Motor launch Yamaha XSR 125 in European markets with premium features that directly rival KTM 125 Duke. KTM 125 Duke one of the best in its segment. Here we will compare Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke. Try to cover every single detail so that can you find easily which is best for you.

Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Features

Yamaha XSR125 comes with many premium features High-tech LED headlights and taillights, Circular LCD instrument cluster, Puristic and timeless XSR style and more. KTM Duke 125, on other hand, comes with features like an LCD instrument, Dual disc, LED taillight and more.

FeaturesYamaha XSR 125KTM 125 Duke
ABSYesYes
SpeedometerDigitalDigital
TripmeterDigitalDigital
TachometerDigitalDigital
OdometerDigitalDigital
Fuel gaugeYesYes
LEDAll LED SetupAll LED Setup

Both bikes come with premium features but here Yamaha XSR 125 looks more premium.

Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Engine and Specifications

Yamaha XSR125 is powered by a 124 cc, single-cylinder, OHC, liquid-cooled engine that generates 11.0 kW max power at 10,000 rpm and 11.5 Nm max torque at 8,000 rpm. The power plant is available with 6-speed manual transmission. The KTM 125 Duke comes with 124 cc engine, which produces a 14 bhp max power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm max torque at 8,000 rpm. This engine is compatible with six-speed transmission.

Engine and SpecificationYamaha XSR 125KTM 125 Duke
Engine typeliquid-cooled, OHC, 1-cylinder engine, 4-strokeSingle Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOH
Engine displacement124 cc124 cc
Bore x stroke52.0 x 58.6 mm58 x 47.2 mm
Max Power11.0 kW @ 10,000 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9,250 rpm
Max Torque11.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual
Transmission typechain drivechain drive
XSR 125 vs Duke 125 - Engine and Specifications
Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Which is better?
Yamaha XSR125

These figures show that the Yamaha XSR125 is more powerful than the KTM 125 Duke. It also offers a more refined performance on a liquid-cooled engine with a six-speed gearbox.

Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Dimensions

XSR 125 and Duke 125 both bikes are almost similar in terms of physical overview. Dimensions of XSR 125 - Length :1,960 mm, Width: 800 mm and Height: 1,065 mm while Dimensions of KTM Duke 125 : Length :1993 mm, Width: 789 mm and Height: 1083 mm.

DimensionsYamaha XSR 125KTM 125 Duke
Length1,960 mm1993 mm
Width800 mm789 mm
Height1,065 mm1083 mm
Seat height815 mm818 m
Wheelbase1,330 mm1366 mm
Ground clearance160 mm175 mm
Weight140 kg159 kg
Tank capacity11 liters13.5 liters
XSR 125 vs Duke 125 - Dimensions
Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Which is better?
KTM 125 Duke

You can see on the above table both bikes come in almost similar dimensions. KTM 125 Duke little bit heavy and bigger fuel tank capacity over Yamaha XSR 125.

Yamaha XSR 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Brakes, Tyres and Suspension

Brakes, Tyres and SuspensionYamaha XSR 125KTM 125 Duke
Front suspensionupside-down telescopic fork, 37 mmTriple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD
Rear suspensionswing armDouble rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Front brakeHydraulic single brake disc, 267 mm300 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single brake disc, 220 mm230 mm
Front tires110/70-1780/100-17
Rear tires140/70-17100/90-17
XSR 125 vs Duke 125 - Brakes, Tyres and Suspension

Here KTM Duke 125 looks better in terms of the braking system, suspension, and tyres.