Yamaha YZF R125 [Discontinued]

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11 December, 2010: Recently, Yamaha R125 has been noticed running on Indian roads. The bike is expected to be launched next year with a speculated price of Rs 90,000. The new Yamaha R125 is to come with stunning fairing and lots of race-inspired features. The bike will have a 125cc engine.

Yamaha YZF R125 Review
  • Overview

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    India Yamaha Motor had launched sports and supersports bikes in India and now it is planning to introduce one more stunning new bike in India. As per news reports, the Japanese company intends to launch Yamaha YZF R125 in India very soon. Thanks to the overwhelming response for its existing R and FZ series bikes that force the company to launch a new supersports bike in 125cc segment. The bike was, at first, launched in the year 2008 in overseas market. Since launching the Yamaha R125, it has got several upgradations time and again.

    The Yamaha R125 which is available in overseas market has been loaded with a 124.66cc displacement, liquid cooled, SOHC, single cylinder powerplant. This compact but sporty engine is capable of delivering 15 PS (14.5 bhp) of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 12.2 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The fuel injected machine incorporates six-speed gearbox. In view to achieve greater performance and rigidity, it is equipped with a Deltabox chassis, aluminium swing arm and five-spoke lightweight alloy wheels. Yamaha R125 has been blessed with 292 mm front and 230 mm rear disc brakes.

    The Yamaha YZF R125 possesses somewhat the same body style and stance as higher R series bikes like Yamaha YZF R6 and iconic Yamaha YZF R1. The front face and rear view of the bike are borrowed from the bigger R series Yamaha bikes. One can see the copied items such as dual headlights, compact tail side view and the low front face.

  • Design

    The Yamaha YZF R125 has a number of similar R series type features and cosmetic. Although, the overall dimension is less than its elder brothers. The overall height of the Yamaha R125 is 970mm, width 660mm and length is 2015mm. It has a ground clearance of 155mm whereas the kerb weight is 138 kg. Yamaha R125 has a longer wheelbase of 1355mm. Interestingly, the saddle height is 818mm. The seat of the bike is lowered to ensure maximum control on the bike.


    The Yamaha R125 has been blessed with funky wheels and tyres. Ten spoke lightweight wheels are 17 inch long that offer better grip on road and avoid skidding. The tyre specifications would be 100/80-17 M/C (front) and 130/70-17 M/C at rear. The tyres have more rubber in the segment which ensure high level of traction and firmness.

    Existing Yamaha YZF R125 in overseas market is younger sibling of R series bikes. The Yamaha 125 has similar dual headlights, full fairing, stance, mid-size silencer etc. Moreover, lower front stance and small tail side view are borrowed from higher-end R series bikes. In India the same bike is supposed to be introduced. The front face of the bike is aggressive with dual headlamp cluster. A large transparent windshield is fitted on the headlamps. Either side of the windshield, mounted rear view mirrors are placed in black colour. The sharp nose of the Yamaha R125 resembles owl's face. The handlebars are mounted on the front fork. Unlike the now available Indian bikes, the front fender is in body colour. Front turn indicators are placed at airscoops that add to its macho look. The full sized air scoops have the logo's of the company and the model in bold fonts. The fuel tank of the bike is raised almost upto handlebars. In terms of Wheels, the bike is inspired from special edition of Yamaha FZ which has golden colour painted wheels. Both the wheels attract you in the first go. Yamaha R125's light weight Deltabox frame also make it amazing and cute which attracts everybody.


    The Yamaha R125 is a complete sports bike that everything which is desirable in a true sports machine. Moreover, the stance is very sporty whether it is handlebars or seating arrangement. The rider seat is compact and meant for the rider only. The pillion seat is very small and mounted on rear side panels. Foot pegs are placed lower for both rider and pillion. The suspension system of the Yamaha R125 helps to feel ultimate comfort at any speed and any terrain. The rear monocross fork is regarded as the best in the auto industry. Disc brakes at each end ensure instant stopping.

  • Engine & Performance

    Yamaha YZF R125 is expected to be launched in India with the same engine specifications that powers overseas model. The mill will be liquid cooled, single cylinder, SOHC with a displacement of 124.6cc. The powerplant coupled with 6 speed transmission might produces 15 PS of top power and 12.2 Nm of peak torque. The fuel tank of the bike would be of 13.8 litres with a 1.15 litres of reserve. At this point of time, the calculated fuel efficiency on Indian roads is to be 40 kmpl. Compact fuel injection system is responsible for better fuel economy.


    The Yamaha R125 runs a four stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder, SOHC, fuel injected mill with a displacement of 124.6cc. The compact but powerful engine pumps out awesome 15 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm and belts out 12.2 Nm of maximum torque at 8,000 rpm. The enhanced power output is smartly used by six-speed transmission. Superb acceleration is also an added result. Whereas the claimed top-speed is around 135 kmph. Due to its splendid power and acceleration, it is known as leader of the class. The gear status is displayed at the dashboard which is a new feature in the bike.


    The Yamaha YZF R125 has got wonderful mill under the it. The engine size is compact but results are remarkable. The engine specifications are four-stroke, single cylinder, 4 valves, SOHC, liquid cooled, fuel injected mill that belts out 15 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and pumps out 12.2 Nm of top torque at 8,000 rpm. The power and torque from the smart engine is used smoothly by its six-speed gearbox. The 4 valve single cylinder head is responsible for better intake and exhaust efficiency that enhance performance. In view to get superb throttle response, a compact fuel injection system is loaded.

  • Braking & Handling

    With the help of various advanced systems, handling the Yamaha YZF R125 becomes very easy. The braking system of the machine matches to supersports bikes. The bike is provided with both side disc brakes. The front brake is having single disc and the diameter is 292mm. This large brake ensure control over different speeds with the support of twin-pot caliper. The rear single disc brake is comprised of a 230mm diameter. Apart from the braking system, sophisticated suspension system offer better handling and rider comfort. The bike is assembled on a steel Deltabox chassis that provide ultimate balance of rigidity and strength.


    The Yamaha R125 has been equipped with advanced suspensions at both end. The front fork is telescopic type (wheel travel 130mm). The wheel travel is 20mm more than other bike models in the segment. In addition to this, the rear shock is swingarm monocross type with a wheel travel of 125mm. These full-sized shock absorbers helps to handle the bike with ease.


  • Pros

    Strong performance by compact machine, bigger bike feel.

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  • Greaaaaaaaaaatt
    by Subhasis | Jun 2011

    Its looking mind blasting Fabulous look I think it is the best looking sports bike in india in this range I am gonna get this as soon as the bike will release in india Price look little bit high but its all right It will be better between Rs75000 to Rs80000 Please launch it soon in india I am feeling crazy of this bike Please launch it soon ... Read Full Review

  • Yamaha Yzf R125 Hot And Awesome
    by Ananth.R.Y | Oct 2010

    I love the Yamaha R125 bike and want to buy this. Can any one please tell me when this is going to be launched in India and when it is available in Chennai. Please also tell me the price of this bike. The appearance is very very hot and its mind boggling. If its launched in India, i would be the first one to buy. If Yamaha has an idea to launch this, then please do it as soon as possible, because there are ... Read Full Review

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    by rakesh | Jan 2011

    where can i get this bike pls send me the details ... Read Full Review

  • I M Gona Have T Baby
    by Shrigandh | Feb 2011

    Oh tz bike s really mind blowing Thumbs high for yamaha So plz send me exact date of launching in bangalore itz price ... Read Full Review

  • This Is The Bike Babe
    by Harish | Mar 2011

    Ive gone thru many reviews all over the web about this bikeI heard this bike is going to be officially launched on April 17 2011 inIndiaIts performance is extraordinaryIve also seen some youtube videos where it showed this bike reaching a top speed of 153kmph FKin awesome This has all the looks and features of a sports bikeI think no bike of its breeds can compete with it Ive decided to have this MONSTER as... Read Full Review

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