Yamaha YZF R125 Review and overview, price, specs, features, mileage

Yamaha YZF R125 Review and overview,  price, specs, features, mileage

Yamaha R125 is a great looking super sport motorcycle. Yamaha YZF R125 shares it major design components with its bigger sibling. It is a great looking A1 license compliant bike that you cant ignore. It has a powerful and refined motor that is capable of pulling amazing performance. the engine runs smooth and it has solid build quality. So lets find out the complete details about the Yamaha YZF R125. here is a quick specifications overview of the all new Yamaha R125.
Yamaha YZF R125

Yamaha YZF R125 At A Glance

Yamaha R125 is powered by a 124cc single-cylinder SOHC engine that has power output just needed for a A 1 compliance. The motor uses a electronic fuel injection system to pump fuel into this little beast heart. It uses a liquid cooling system to keep it cool. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox. the extra 6th gear gives it a amazing top end performance. The R125 runs on the compression ratio of 11.2:1 and has a bore*stroke dimension of 52*58.6 MM. It produces more torque than its competitors Suzuki GSX-R125 and Kawasaki Ninja 125.

Yamaha R125 uses a steel delta-box frame similar to its elder sibling Yamaha R3. It is equipped with disc brakes at both the ends. the front wheel has a 292 MM disc brakes and the rear wheel has a 220 MM disc brakes. The suspension on the R125 is a USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. It comes with a dual-channel ABS system.
Yamaha R125 Price

The Yamaha R125 weighs 142 KG in the road ready condition with Fuel, engine oil and other fluids topped. It has a ground clearance of 155 MM which is decent considering its a Super sport motorcycle. The seat height of R125 is 835 MM which may be a problem for short height riders. It has a 11.5 liters fuel tanks capacity that is not enough if you plan to tour on this as you will have to get refilled often but its good enough for a supersport bike.

Engine, Transmission & Performance

here are the detailed specfications of the Yamaha R125 
New price
Bore x Stroke
Engine No. Of Cylinders
Single cylinder
Engine details & Type
Liquid-cooled four-stroke SOHC, four valves
Maximum Power 
14.75bhp (11kW) @ 9,000rpm
Maximum Torque
9.2 lb-ft (12.4Nm) @ 8,000rpm
Top speed
75-80mph (claimed)
Transmission & Gearbox
Six speed, chain final drive
Average fuel consumption
133mpg claimed
Tank size
11.5 litres
Max range to empty (theoretical)
337miles (claimed)
Reserve capacity
Rider aids
Steel Deltabox
Front suspension
41mm upside-down fork
Front suspension adjustment
Rear suspension
Single-shock with linkage
Rear suspension adjustment
Front brake
292mm disc with four-piston radially-mounted caliper
Rear brake
220mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front tyre
100/80 R17 Michelin Pilot Street Tubeless
Rear tyre
130/70 R17 Michelin Pilot Street Tubeless
1,1955mm x 680mm 1,065mm (LxWxH)
Ground clearance
Seat height
Kerb weight
Two years

Verdict On Yamaha YZF R125

Yamaha R125 has a punchy engine and it lives by its name. it has a powerful engine in its class and now it comes with VVA this makes the power usability even more. The VVA ensures that you dont have to rev it to get the peak torque. With the help of VVA the torque is available at low and mid-range. As the torque is available in mid-range, you would think that it looses out in the top-end of the rev band but thats not the case, it has enough torque input in the top-end to pull respectable top speed.

It competes with Suzuki GSX-R125, Honda CBR125 and Kawasaki Ninja 125. all of these motorcycle are A1 licence compliant and compete with Yamaha R125 in the international market.

Yamaha R125 is a stunning looking motorcycle that lives by the respectable Yamaha R series name. So, if you dream to buy the monsters like Yamaha R6 and Yamaha R1 then R125 is the perfect bike to start with. It has a punchy performance and premium build quality that adds more charm to this mini beast. The paint Finnish is really great and the bikes looks premium. 

Hope you liked our article on the Yamaha R125, make sure you check out our other articles as well. 


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