Duke 125 vs Pulsar 160 Drag Race: Clocks 125 Kph Top Speed

Duke 125 top speed is higher than a few 150cc motorcycles. How does it fare against a powerful 160?

So, Duke 125 is set to become the most popular Duke India has ever seen. It may also overrun the 200 to become the highest selling KTM in India, simply because it drops the pricing barrier of getting into KTM’s fold significantly.

Nonetheless, how does it fare on the road? Here is a drag race video by a Youtuber Rough Rider Azam who pitches the baby Duke against Pulsar NS160. For reference here are the specs…

Duke 125 vs Pulsar NS160 Specs

SpecsDuke 125Pulsar NS160
Engine124.71 cc160.3 cc
Power14.5 PS at 9250 rpm15.5 PS at 8500 rpm
Torque12 Nm at 8000 rpm14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm
Weight127 kg (dry)145 kg (kerb)

Duke 125 vs Pulsar NS160 Drag Race

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Duke 125 Top Speed

The Pulsar clearly wins by a fairly comfortable margin but the video also proves that the Duke 125 is no slouch either. It goes onto achieve a speedo-indicated top speed of 125 kph which is remarkable for such a small capacity motorcycle.

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With performance and sportiness as its forte, are you willing to buy it over the regular 150-160 cc motorcycles in the market, at a higher price tag?