Yamaha SS 125 [Discontinued]

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18th August, 2015: Yamaha SS 125 is a stylish 125cc commuter which resembles a lot with former Yamaha Gladiator in terms of body styling and engine set up. Powering it is a 123cc, air-cooled motor that generates peak power and torque figures of 10.9bhp and 10.4Nm respectively. Apart from delivering a decent power and respectable mileage return, the new avatar of Gladiator scores well in the areas of durability and ride quality as well. Yamaha SS 125 is available at the dealerships at Rs. 56,555 and is available in two impressive dual-tone paint schemes: Black & Black and Black & Red. The bike competes well against TVS Phoenix, Bajaj Discover 125 and Honda CB Shine.

Yamaha SS 125 Review
  • Overview

    The Gladiator is back! This time with a different name - Yamaha SS 125. The stylish 125cc motorcycle was discontinued few years back but the manufacturer found it safe to relaunch it in the Indian market due to the well-flourishing 125cc segment of bikes. With its unveiling, the country gets another worthy machine that is capable of putting a smile on its owner’s face pretty easily. Like Gladiator, the vehicle is also expected to show some impressive figures on its sales graph.

    The bike gets its power from a 123cc, air-cooled, four-stroke mill that generates a maximum power of 10.97bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 10.4Nm at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission system that has an one-down and four-up gearshift pattern. Moreover, it has well-balanced gear ratios that does pure justice with the power delivery of this machine. Yamaha SS 125 runs on 2.75-18.4PR front and 3.00-18.6 rear tyres with stylish alloys. The suspension system of the bike has telescopic forks at the front and swingarm with spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The bike comes to a standstill with the help of a 240mm front disc brake and a 130mm rear drum brake.

    Yamaha SS 125 is built on a diamond tubular type frame that gives it a strong skeletal structure. The front profile has a sharp headlamp with a black visor and clear lens turning indicators. The fuel tank shrouds enhances the overall body design by integrating to the neatly chiseled 13.6 liter fuel tank. Furthermore, the bike boasts a trendy rear end that looks fascinating with the sleek all-black exhaust. With body dimensions of 1995mm x 730mm x 1110mm (LxWxH), the bike presents itself as a handsome and good-looking 125cc player. It has a wheelbase of 1,295mm and a minimum ground clearance of 795mm that blesses the bike with good stability and handling characteristics. The total weight of the bike is 125kgs that avails an easy to ride benefit. 

  • Design

    Needless to say, Yamaha SS 125 is purely inspired from its elder sibling, Gladiator that disappeared few years back. Built on a diamond tubular type frame, the bike has a sharp headlamp section with a black coloured visor at the front that also holds the number plate. The fuel tank is crafted neatly and gives an upright riding position to the rider. The appeal is further enhanced by the integration of tank shrouds to it. Moreover, the company has also fitted a sporty engine cowl that gives a high-end feel.

    Coming towards the rear, the bike receives an all-black muffler that matches well with the overall body design. A longer and well-cushioned seat gives enough comfort to the rider and pillion. The rear end gets a trapezoidal tail lamp design that incorporates clear lens turning blinkers as well. Yamaha SS 125 has body dimensions of 1,995mm x 730mm x 1,110mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,295mm and 795mm respectively. With a 13.6 liter fuel tank in stock, the bike ensures a decent range without refuelling. The cockpit of the bike consists of an analogue speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge. 

  • Engine & Performance

    The air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke engine has a displacement of 123cc and comes mated to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox. The motor generates a topmost power of 10.9bhp at 7,500rpm with maximum torque of 10.4Nm at 6,500rpm. With this, the bike touches a top speed mark of 105kmph and delivers a decent fuel economy. The company has provided an easy electric starter as well to increase convenience for the rider. 

  • Braking & Handling

    Yamaha SS 125 is equipped with 2.75-18.4PR front and 3.00-18.6 rear grippy tyres. The suspension duties are carried out by telescopic forks at the front and swingarm with spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. For better braking, the manufacturer has fitted a 240mm disc brake at the front wheel along with a 130mm rear drum brake. 

  • Safety Features

    Yamaha SS 125 has a 240mm disc brake at the front wheel that ensures responsive braking. The powerful 12V-35/35W halogen headlight provides better visibility at night which is quite essential. Good stability and commendable ride quality is a yes with the stock tyres. The rear view mirrors are equipped for the rider to keep a check on its surrounding.

  • Pros

    Sharp and Impressive Body Design
    Decent Mileage
    Commendable Ride Quality

  • Cons

    Stiff Suspension
    Lacks digital Cockpit
    Engine can be more refined

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  • The Best 125cc Bike In Its Segment
    by Naunihal Dhillon | Oct 2015

    This is the best bike in its segment as I am driving this for last more than 7 years and its maintenance cost is very less and pickup is awesome. It comes with 5 transmission and gives an awesome power and the stability of the bike is 10/10. You can tilt the bike till your knee touches the road. Fuel efficiency that I am taking from this 7 years old bike is 55-60 km/lts. Sports looks add an extra feature to... Read Full Review

  • Best In All 125cc Bikes
    by raja sekhar | Jan 2014

    hii friend's i have taken yamaha gladitor ss in 2010 may. it looks very cool and sporty The mileage and performance of the bike is very excellent I am getting 50 to 55 mileage per ltr At a speed of 40 to 90km . in my view in all 125cc bikes with this look and mileage this was best . and having power full eng also . it is too cool to watch also.... Read Full Review

  • Best 125cc Bike
    by Tohid Rahaman | Jul 2011

    hii everybodyi have a yamaha gladiator ss and it looks very cool and sportyThe mileage and performance of the bike is very excellent I am getting 50 to 55 mileage per ltr At 90km speed one will never feel vibration and it is the best 125cc bike of its kind ... Read Full Review

  • Selling Yamaha Ss125
    by indra | Feb 2011

    Yamaha ss125 is very nice bike Im getting millege around 56-60 KMPL But Im planing sell my bike which is recently purchased SS125 is the successor to Yamaha Gladiator Type SS and Yamaha completely dropped the Gladiator name now Through the years Gladiator has been re-designed and refined 4 times And SS125 is the latest version with the best design and graphics and the best handling The SS125 and Gladiator ... Read Full Review

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    by sreekanth | Nov 2014

    this is the best bike in 125cc ... Read Full Review

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    Going in the same line as its counterparts Yamaha India has added one more volume-driven segment bike in its India portfolio. The company has rolled-out its sporting sensation Yamaha SS 125 in the Indian market which has revolutionize the biking experience with offering a perfect... Read Full News

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