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Which is better to buy - Duke 200 or the Yamaha R15 v3?

Last updated on 20-Dec-2023 , By imran

The Yamaha R15 V3 is one of the most popular sports bikes out there. You may be living under a rock, but if you lived in the South Asian region, you know about the Yamaha R15 V3. On the other hand, the KTM Duke 200 can be called a street sports or a standard motorcycle. This bike is also known by all motorcycle enthusiasts. If a person doesn’t know the KTM Duke 200, they have at least seen one someday and praised it. It is a well designed bike and it has a very strong street presence. 

Which is better to buy - KTM Duke 200 or the Yamaha R15 V3?

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The Yamaha R15 V3 is produced by Yamaha, which is one of the biggest brands in the world. Yamaha is a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, also known as one of the Japanese Giants. Yamaha Bike is one of the biggest names for three reasons: Reliability, R1, and MotoGP. 

KTM Bike is an Austrian brand. It is also known for racing. KTM actively participates in MotoGP, but they found success in something even more extreme, that is Dakar rally. Over the 2 decades, KTM has won 18 consecutive titles in the Dakar rally. 

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The Yamaha R15 V3 is a very powerful bike with very strong features. It comes with 19BHP of power at 10000RPM and 14.7NM of torque at 8500RPM. With this power and torque, the bike is unparalleled. The bike also has other fantastic features such as slipper clutch, ABS, and liquid cooling. The KTM Duke 200 on the other hand is also quite powerful. It comes with 25.5BHP of power at 10000RPM and 19.5NM at 8000RPM. This bike also has ABS and liquid cooling. These features make both these bikes very strong contenders.

Now when choosing among a sports bike and street sports bike, you should consider a few things. They are:

Posture: Yamaha R15 V3 is very aggressive. It is quite fast in the top end. On the other hand, the KTM Duke 200 is quite comfortable and upright, because it is a street bike. The KTM Duke 200 is quite fun in the moderate speeds and lower speeds. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a bit uncomfortable, as the posture causes back and wrist pain. 

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Purpose: The KTM Duke 200 was made keeping the youth and regular commute in mind. It is a fun bike, but was not made for the top end, and it was mostly made for stuntmen. Stuntmen find it fun as the bike is quite flickable and easy to play around with. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a sports bike and it was made to tear down the tracks. People who like to lean into corners and like to play around with the bike on long roads, they will find this more fun. 

All in all, both the Yamaha R15 V3 and the KTM Duke 200 are fascinating bikes with fantastic features. Both these bikes are the best of its class. They are both purchasable bikes, but at the end your purpose and comfort will matter more when buying the bike. If you are looking for something that you can do occasional rides with and tear the roads apart, then the Yamaha R15 V3 is your thing. If you are looking for a comfortable, powerful and fun bike with which you can also do rides, but also do stunts with, then the KTM Duke 200 is your bike.

Published by imran

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