Yamaha R15’s Little Brother

One of the readers of BikeAdvice pointed out that Yamaha is going to launch YZF R125 just like the R15. I am not sure how far this is true, but for now, lets just put this in the speculation category. Any news from the readers about R125 is appreciated. Yamaha R125 is already selling in the European market and I feel that it is not difficult to bring the same to India, especially because Yamaha does not have a strong foot hold in the 125cc segment right now. This is what Yamaha says about this bike it its European website…

The YZF R125 is the most advanced 125 production supersport machine that Yamaha has ever built. This radical, high-revving, fuel-injected 125 is the work of the same engineers who created our legendary YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 supersport bikes. And, as you’d expect, the YZF R125 is packed with advanced MotoGP technology as well as a whole range of R-series type engine and chassis features. Its liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC engine is tuned to deliver free-revving performance right through to maximum power at 9,000rpm – and for instant response and efficient operation this remarkable 6-speed 125 is equipped with a compact fuel injection system.

The race-inspired chassis features a Deltabox frame and aluminium swinging arm for outstanding handling performance, and lightweight 5-spoke wheels help to minimize unsprung weight to give impressive roadholding. A large diameter 292mm front disc with a 230mm diameter rear disc make for effective stopping power, and the aggressive R-series bodywork lets everybody know exactly where this bike’s DNA has come from!

Yamaha YZF R125 Specifications:

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC
Displacement: 124.66 cc
Compression ratio: 11.2 : 1
Maximum power: 11.0 kW (15 PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Front suspension system:
Telescopic forks
Front brake: Single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brake: Single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre: 100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre: 130/70-17 M/C
Length: 2,015 mm
Wheel base: 1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 155 mm
Wet weight: 138 kg