The Yamaha YZF R125 was launched in the year 2008 at first time in overseas market and received awesome response there. This flagship model of Yamaha has various common features of Yamaha's R series bikes. However, time and again, Yamaha R125 has been upgraded but still it has resemblance of R series. The lower front side, dual headlamps, sharp and short tail side and full fairing are a few things which comes directly from elder brothers of Yamaha R series bikes.
The front face of the baby has aggressive design which is comprised of dual headlamps and sharp nose. The mask has large transparent windshield. Rear view mirrors are mask mounted that add to the class looking of the machine. The front mudguard is painted completely in body colour. As identical with R series bikes, Yamaha R125 comes with full fairing which hides engine department. The larger airscoops has mounted leaf sized front turn indicators. The handlebars are mounted on front fork and has been leveled to fuel tank. The dashboard of the bike is having a round dial and a rectangular box that house speedometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, tachometer, low fuel and low oil indicators.
The Yamaha R125 has step-up seats arrangement. The rider seat is compact and comfy while the pillion seat is longer and mounted on rear side panels. To support both the riders, foot pegs are fitted at lower height. Rear side view of the bike is eye-catching with compact tail light and fender. A small rear fender over rear tyre is give that enhance the sporty look of the baby. Whereas the chain is fitted with upper cover and left naked at lower side. Rear monocross suspension can be hardly seen from rear side. The Yamaha YZF R125 is equipped with R 6 like compact muffler. The bike has got lightweight alloy wheels and more rubber on tyres.
Yamaha YZF R125 comes equipped with a compact 124.6cc engine which is comprised of 4 stroke, single cylinder, four valve, SOHC, liquid cooled and fuel injected. This multi-tech loaded mill is capable of producing 15 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm and churns 12.2 Nm of top torque at 8,000 rpm. The same technology is used for developing Yamaha R125 engine and it also matches to the performance. Compact fuel injection system enhance fuel economy and efficiency. The engine is comprised of 6 speed transmission that cleverly uses power and torque. The bike is loaded with both disc brakes and rear monocross suspension. These systems promise better handling and control. The top speed of the bike is around 135 km/h with agile acceleration.
Yamaha YZF R125 comes loaded with a 124.6cc of displacement, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC and fuel injection. This compact but powerful mill produces a peak power of 15 PS at 9,000 rpm and generates a top torque of 12.2 Nm at 8,000 rpm. It is coupled with six-speed gearbox. With the combined effort of these engine parts, it can deliver a maximum speed of 135 kmph and awesome acceleration.
As far as the fuel economy is concerned, the Yamaha R125 is developed to deliver a standard 40 kmpl of mileage. As mentioned earlier, the Yamaha YZF R125 is loaded with large parts and features along with large wheelbase that is 1355mm. Due to these larger parts, fuel efficiency reduces considerably.
The Yamaha YZF R125 is available in four stunning hues in overseas market at present. The vibrant colours are Sports White , Impact Yellow , Midnight Black and Burning Blue. The body colour is sprayed at mask, front fender, fuel tank, airscoops and rear side panels with graphics. However, Yamaha and R125 logo is pasted at airscoops.
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The Yamaha YZF R125 has got latest braking system at both end which is responsible for instant halting. The front brake is Brembo two-piston sliding caliper, 292mm disc and rear one is Single-piston caliper, 230mm disc. You can imagine the braking power of the bike with these type of advanced braking system.
Along with latest braking system, the Yamaha YZF R125 is fitted with finest forks at both sides. The front fork is telescopic type with wheel travel of 130mm. The handlebar is also mounted on the front fork. On the other hand, the rear suspension is monocross swingarm type. One can hardly see the rear suspension from rear side. Coupled with these suspensions, you can enjoy smooth riding at any terrain or at any speed.
Wheels and Tyres
The Yamaha YZF R125 has many class-leading features along with large wheels and tyres. The front tyre specification is 100/80-17 M/C and rear one's is 130/70-17 M/C. The longer 17 inch wheel helps to provide great riding and grip on road. The wheels of the Yamaha R125 has lightweight alloy wheels.
Wheel Base and Controlling
As we already discussed, the Yamaha YZF R125 has been blessed with many class-leading features. In the same way, it has got larger wheelbase. The wheelbase is of 1355mm. The class-leading wheelbase of Yamaha R125 ensure great stability on road along with avoid chances of skidding. Stability is also well-supported by steel Deltabox frame of the machine. Both the features support in controlling the bike as well. Efficient braking and suspension system are added feature in terms of handling and controlling.
The Yamaha YZF R125 is a sports bike and meant for only two riders at a time. The seating posture would be sporty and aerodynamic. The handlebars are in easy reach of the rider but short sized rider might feel uncomfortable due to fuel tank. Apart from this, seating arrangement is quite ok. The seat is step-up and comfortable. Footpegs are fitted lower for comfort of both rider and pillion. Both side disc brake and suspension also contribute to a fun-loaded riding experience. So be prepare for a memorable drive with your dream machine in near future.
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