Nowadays, we are seeing the trends of new naked sports bikes. There are so many street sports bikes available ranging low to higher displacement. Now the confusion is, how to select the best one? We took the two naked sports bikes in comparisons such as Yamaha MT 15 and KTM Duke 125. Here in this post, we are comparing them on written below significant aspects.

Engine- Yamaha MT 15 vs KTM Duke 125

Yamaha MT 15 bike, is equipped with 155.1 cc SOHC engine. It generates 19.3 HP of power @ 8500 RPM and 15 NM of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with wet multi-plate discs. Yamaha claims the fuel efficiency of 30-35 kmpl for the MT-15.

Whereas, the KTM Duke 125 has a 30cc difference from Yamaha MT 15. The Duke 125 is loaded with a 124.7cc single-cylinder engine that passed out 14.75 BHP of power and 12 NM of peak torque. The 125 Duke engine comes with 6-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate disc for seamless gear shifting. KTM Duke 125 is capable of returning the fuel mileage of 45-50 kmpl.


On designing front, both the bikes are different besides being naked sports. the Yamaha MT 15 draws designing inspiration from its elder brother Yamaha MT-09. It comes with sharp features and an attractive dual tone paint job. The bike is featured with a long and single seat for the comfortable ride, Y-shape alloy wheel and twin LED headlight for the clear visibility.

Yamaha MT 15 VS KTM Duke 125 Head Light

Whereas KTM Duke 125 bike looks similar to its elder brother KTM Duke 200. At first, you notice the Duke 125 has an aggressive front look with LED headlight. Moreover, the bike has a steel trellis frame, which helps to give you a comfortable ride and attractive KTM graphic on the fuel tank.

Instrument Panel

Both the bikes are equipped with an LCD display. Yamaha MT-15 has a fully digital speedometer with light shift timing. Whereas the Duke 125 has TFT display, presenting all the data you need to go faster.

Yamaha MT 15 vs KTM Duke 125 Meter

Brakes and Suspension

For the safe riding, the Yamaha furnished a twin four-piston callipers 282mm single disc at the front and 220mm single disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS. For the safer and comfortable ride, the company has equipped USD forks at the front suspension and rear mono-shock

The KTM Duke 125 is equipped with WP upside down suspension at the front and Wp mono-shock suspension at the rear. Now moving ahead to its safety features, the Duke 125 is armed with a 300 mm four-piston radial fixed calliper disc at the front and a 230mm single-piston radial fixed calliper disc with dual channel ABS.

Colors and Price

The Yamaha MT-15 has been sold in three attractive colors Blue, Gray and Black with grey and black lines. Yamaha has decided INR 1,20,000 ex-showroom price in New Delhi. on the other hands, the KTM Duke 125 is starting at INR 1,18,163 ex-showroom in New Delhi. It is available in only orange color.