Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 Vs KTM Duke 125 - Know Which is The Best Bike For You

Are you in two minds about whether to go for Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 or KTM 125 Duke? These are two of the most popular bike models in the market, so your confusion is understandable. Well, not anymore, because here is a detailed comparison between the two bikes that will help you make the right decision.

Now, in terms of KTM 125 and Bajaj bikes price list, the former is available at around ₹ 1,70,400* and the latter can be bought at around ₹ 99,100*. KTM has only one colour and one variant, while Bajaj has four colours and one variant. Having said that, read on to find a more detailed comparison between the two.

General overview of basic features:

Features KTM Duke 125 Bajaj Pulsar NS 125
Capacity 124.71 cc 124.45 cc
Power 14.3 bhp at 9250 rpm 11.6 bhp at 8500 rpm
Economy 40 kmpl* 48 kmpl *

A comparison of power and performance features:


Apart from KTM and Bajaj bikes price list, here are the other performance parameters.


Features KTM Duke 125 Bajaj Pulsar NS 125
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Max Power 14.3 bhp @ 9,250 rpm 11.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Max Torque 12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm 11 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Emission Standard BS-VI BS-VI
Displacement (cc) 124.71 124.45 cc
Cylinders 1 1
Bore (mm) 58 56
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Transmission 6 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual

A comparison of suspension, wheels, and brakes


Since a comparison between Bajaj & KTM has already been done at the start, let us look at the other important aspects of the bikes.


Features KTM Duke 125 Bajaj Pulsar NS 125
Braking System Single Channel ABS CBS
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
Front Brake Size (mm) 300 240
Rear Brake Type Disc Drum
Rear Brake Size (mm) 230 130
Caliper Type Rear - Single Piston Floating Caliper, Front - 4 Piston fixed, --
Wheel Type Alloy Alloy
Front and Rear Wheel Size (inches) 17 17
Front Tyre Size 110/70 R17 80/100-17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R17 100/90-17 Tubeless
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) (psi) 29 25

Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) (psi)



Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) (psi)



Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) (psi)



Front Suspension

Inverted telescopic fork, Triple rate spring, 43 mm diameter


Rear Suspension

Double rate and Mono shock: Ten steps Adjuster Slot

Mono shocks

Overall comparison between Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 Vs KTM Duke 125


Here is an overall comparison between Bajaj Pulsar and KTM bikes price list, cost of maintenance, and more.



Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 

KTM Duke 125 


125cc motor offers good enough power

Has a number of premium components


Pretty easy to ride around in the city

Comes with a highly powerful engine


Low maintenance cost

Has upside-down forks


Has the same look as all other Pulsar NS models

Not comfortable for longer rides


Overall quality can be a lot better

Needs improvements on lower-end torque



More expensive than Bajaj Pulsar NS 125

Now that Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 Vs KTM Duke 125 comparison had been done, the decision rests upon you. Both bikes have certain good and not-so-good features. So, choose as per your convenience and budget.

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