Yamaha YZF-R125 Review (2019)

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Yamaha YZF-R125

It looks like a bigger bike but it's super light with excellent handling and economy.
- Rating: 10 / 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R125 is a premium learner friendly sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 124.7 cc single cylinder VVT engine, producing 14.8 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm.

Specs

  • Seat Height: Average (825 mm / 32.5 inches)
  • Weight: Light (142 kg / 313 lbs)
  • Economy: Very good (90 mpg / 3.1 l/100km / 31.9 km/l)
  • Range: High (230 miles / 370 km)
  • Power to Weight: Low (0.106 bhp/kg / 0.079 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: Average (80 mph / 129 km/h)

Pros

  • Looks pretty sweet
  • Big bike feel
  • Headlight
  • Handling
  • Economy
  • Speed

Cons

  • Indicators aren't LED as standard
  • No fancy TFT dash
  • Noisy engine
  • Mirrors

What Is It Like?

Yamaha YZF-R125

What's Good?

  • Excellent handling
  • Good tyres as standard (Michelin Pilot Street)
  • Torque is adequate but a little on the high end of the revs which makes it feel sportier
  • Looks like a bigger bike
  • LCD display is great and makes it feel like a more premium sports bike
  • Riding position is aggressive but not overly so
  • Good on fuel
  • Light

What's Not So Good?

  • A little tall to sit on if you’re a shorter feller like me
  • Chain needs tightening more often than I’d like
  • 1st and 2nd gears are super short
  • Insurance prices
  • Mirrors

- Jamie G, 2019

Deals, specs and pics

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2022
£4,800
£3,850
£3,400
1,000
2021
£4,750
£3,800
£3,350
2,100
2020
£4,250
£3,400
£3,000
3,700
2019
£3,800
£3,050
£2,650
5,100

Gear & Accessories

Related Bikes

Yamaha R125 (2014-2018) - Previous generation without Variable Valve Timing.

Yamaha MT-125 - Naked version of the previous generation R125.

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