KTM launched the all-new 125 Duke in the Indian earlier this year, which surprised a lot of people in the Indian market. The most affordable Duke is priced at Rs. 1.18 lakh and has become the best-selling KTM bike in the Indian market. The all-new takes on the likes of Yamaha YZF-R15 in terms of price but how does it perform against the much more cheaper 125cc scooters? Well, here is a video of the KTM 125 Duke and Suzuki Access 125, which shows the acceleration between both the two-wheelers.
KTM 125 Duke Vs Suzuki Access 125 drag race
The video uploaded by DV YouTube channel shows drag race between the scooter and the bike. The KTM 125 can be seen pulling away from the scooter and also reaches a better top-speed than the Suzuki Access 125. Initially, the KTM 125 Duke can be seen head-to-head with the Suzuki Access 125 but later, the bike can be seen pulling away from the Access 125.
The KTM 125 Duke does 96 km/h as top-speed while the Suzuki Access 125 does around 85 km/h on the analogue speedometer. The KTM 125 Duke is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 124.7 cc cylinder that generates a maximum power of 14.5 Bhp and a peak torque of 12 Nm. It is a fuel-injected engine, which makes it very smooth and fuel-efficient too. It gets a 6-speed transmission. Even though the bike could reach 96 km/h on the video, as per the KTM officials, the 125 Duke can reach a top speed of around 115 km/h.
The Suzuki Access 125 is the best selling scooter in the segment. It is powered by a 124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, carburetted engine. It generates 8.7 Bhp and 10.2 Nm of peak torque, which is way less than the KTM 125 Duke. The Duke gets much more power than the Suzuki Access 125, which makes it win the drag easily. The KTM 125 Duke also gets long stroke engine, which makes it a high-revving engine, which means it can generate power quicker than the engine of the Access. Even though the KTM 125 Duke weighs 148 kg and the 125 Duke weighs only 102 kg, the KTM has way more power than the Access.
Also, transmission of the vehicle matters. The KTM 125 Duke gets a 6-speed manual transmission while the Suzuki Access 125 gets a CVT automatic transmission. The CVT transmission can give the rubberband effect, while the manual gearbox has precise gearing, that makes it accelerate quicker.
The 125 Duke offers a lot more than the Suzuki Access in terms of features. Apart from the advanced liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine, the bike also gets disc brakes at front and rear with standard dual-channel ABS. The KTM also offers a fully-digital instrument cluster, which makes it much better packaged when compared to the Suzuki’s scooter.
The Suzuki Access offers front disc brake as an option in the Indian market. However, there is no ABS on offer. Instead, it offers the Combi-Brake System (CBS), which allows the rider to engage both the front and rear brakes when the rear brake lever is engaged. All of this shows in the price as the base variant of the Suzuki Access 125 is priced at Rs. 57,647, ex-showroom, which is the half price of the KTM 125 Duke.