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Honda SP 125: Top 5 Rivals

The 125cc motorcycle market is not only full of options but also one of the largest markets in terms of sales. It can be broadly classified into three categories: sporty 125 cc commuters, luxury commuter bikes, and regular commuter motorcycles. HMSI offers a high-end 125cc commuter, the Honda SP 125. Honda’s lineup of commuter bikes replaces the CB Shine SP.

An all-new 125 cc fuel-injected engine with Honda’s Enhanced Smart Power (ESP) technology powers the Honda SP 125. The engine produces 10.9 Nm of maximum torque at 6,000 rpm and 10.72 horsepower at 7,500 rpm. Various graphics and colors are also available in it. Here are the top 5 competitors of the Honda SP125. The price range (ex-showroom, Delhi) is between Rs. 99,497 and Rs. 1,04,464.

1. Hero Glamour Xtec

Honda sp 125 top 5 rivals price

Hero Glamor has been the company’s main focus in the 125 cc commuter motorcycle market. Hero decided it was time to redesign the model to fend off competition from recent rivals. The company introduces Hero Glamor Xtec. It is positioned as the highest-spec vehicle in the line and is essentially a more technologically advanced version of the Glamour.

Hero Glamor Xtec also adds many features for the first time in its segment. The 124.7 cc single-cylinder, BS6-compliant engine powering the Glamor Xtec produces 10.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Hero’s unique Idle Start-Stop Mechanism (I3S) is included as standard equipment on the motorcycle. The engine is matched with a 5-speed gearbox. The disc brake variant is priced at Rs 1,09,607. Meanwhile, the price of the drum brake variant is Rs 1,04,527. The prices listed are ex-showroom Delhi.

When comparing the Honda SP 125 vs Hero Glamour Xtec, in terms of pricing, the SP 125 is slightly more affordable than the Glamour Xtec.

MAX POWER10.72bhp @7500 rpm
MAX TORQUE10.6 Nm @6000 rpm
TOP SPEED95 kmph

2. Bajaj Pulsar NS 125

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The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is the smallest model in Bajaj’s ‘NS’ (Naked Sport) line. It comes second after NS200 and NS160. Young enthusiasts are the target market for the new Bajaj Pulsar NS125, which is positioned as an entry-level performance model. Despite having just a 125 cc engine, Bajaj Bikes claims that the Pulsar NS125 offers several sporty features to keen teen riders.

The Pulsar NS125 is powered by an all-new 124.45 cc, single-cylinder DTSI engine. It produces 11.82 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox is fitted with the engine. It is priced at Rs 1,18,724 (ex-showroom), and the Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is positioned as a sporty 125cc motorcycle.

MAX POWER11.8bhp @8500 rpm
MAX TORQUE11 Nm @7000 rpm
TOP SPEED103 kmph

3. Honda Shine

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The best-selling 125cc motorcycle in India is the Honda Shine, which is also the company’s best-selling motorcycle overall. When comparing Honda Shine vs SP 125, both bikes have 125cc engines and almost similar power output. 

The 125 cc engine of the bike produces 10.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm and 10.72 horsepower at 7,500 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox is fitted with the motor—disc brake type priced at Rs 97,077. In contrast, the price of the drum brake variant is Rs Rs.92,711- The prices listed are ex-showroom Delhi.

ENGINE123.94 cc
MAX POWER10.59bhp @7500 rpm
MAX TORQUE11 Nm @6000 rpm
TOP SPEED102 kmph

4. TVS Ntorq 125

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One of the most powerful 125cc scooters is the TVS NTorq 125, a competitor to the Honda SP 125. TVS’s top-spec NTorq 125 Race XP variant is now available at Rs 1,09,110 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Updates to TVS’s flagship scooter include a new color scheme, road and race modes of operation, and an upgraded SmartXonnect connection platform with ‘Voice Assist.’

The scooter’s 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine remains the same, but the Race XP variant produces 10.06 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, while the standard model produces 9.25 horsepower at the same speed. This represents an increase of 0.81 hp. Peak torque has also been increased slightly, now coming in at 10.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm instead of 10.5 Nm at the same rpm.

ENGINE124.8 cc
MAX POWER9.25 bhp @7000 rpm
MAX TORQUE10.5 Nm @5500 rpm
TOP SPEED95 kmph

5. KTM 125 DUKE

Honda SP 125 rivals

The current price of KTM 125 Duke is Rs. 2,05,290. The flagship KTM 1290 Super Duke R served as inspiration for the design of the KTM 125 Duke. The steel trellis frame chassis is more visible due to the updated bodywork. According to KTM, the entry-level model of KTM in India gets a larger 13.5-litre steel fuel tank, a new bolt-on rear subframe, and a new WP suspension.

The 125 cc single-cylinder engine of the KTM 125 Duke produces 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm and 14.3 horsepower at 9,250 rpm. This engine is unchanged. The 2021 model also gets the same single-channel ABS, single front disc brake system, and 6-speed gearbox.

ENGINE124.7 cc
MAX POWER14.3 bhp @9250 rpm
MAX TORQUE12 Nm @8000 rpm
TOP SPEED112 kmph

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