KTM 125 Duke registers almost twice the sales as the Yamaha MT-15 in July 2019

28/08/2019 - 21:17 | ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The KTM 125 Duke has outrun Yamaha’s 155 cc naked roadster in July 2019 sales. The entry-level KTM model registered 2,786 unit sales, while the Yamaha MT-15 registered 1,400 units.

Ktm 125 Duke Side Left Profile
The KTM 125 Duke (pictured) registered 2,786 unit sales in July 2019, while the Yamaha MT-15 found 1,400 buyers in the same period.

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Do note that the KTM 125 Duke packs relatively lower performance numbers than the MT-15. However, the Austrian product retails at a lower price than the Japanese naked roadster. It’s the third consecutive month when the 125 Duke has outperformed the MT-15 in terms of sales. Check out the sales performance of the two products in the table below:

Model KTM 125 Duke Yamaha MT-15
July 2,786 1,400
June 2,108 1,368
May 2,228 2,048
April 2,199 3,823
March 3,069 5,203

The KTM 125 Duke packs more premium features such as inverted front forks and LED taillight. The Yamaha MT-15, on the other hand, benefits from the company’s much-praised Deltabox frame, Variable Valve Actuation and LED headlight. Features common between the two motorcycles includes adjustable monoshock at the back, disc brakes on both wheels and a single-channel ABS. The India-made Yamaha MT-15 uses conventional telescopic front forks instead of upside-down units.

The KTM 125 Duke, which was introduced in our market at INR 1,18,163*, received two price hikes – INR 6,835 in April and INR 5,000 in June. The Austrian product retails at INR 1.30 lakh* now, while the Yamaha MT-15 is available at INR 1.36 lakh*. So, despite the two considerable price increases, the KTM offering continues to outrun the Yamaha product.

The KTM 125 Duke uses a 124.71 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine with fuel injection technology that pumps out 15.2 PS of peak power at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm of maximum torque at 8,000 rpm. In comparison, the Yamaha MT-15 packs a 155 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and fuel injection system that churns out 19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. Both motorcycles employ a six-speed gearbox although the MT-15 benefits from an assists and slipper clutch.

2019 Yamaha Mt 15 India Launch Front
The Yamaha MT-15 (pictured) retails at approximately INR 6,000 higher than the KTM 125 Duke.

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In a bid to boost the sales of the MT-15, India Yamaha Motor is offering a riding jacket and helmet for free.

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