Yamaha MT-125 First Look

Yamaha MT-125

Insurance Costs: 2 of 10


Power: 15 bhp

Engine: 125 cc, 11,000 rpm red line, 80 mph top speed


Economy: 90 mpg

Range: 200 miles from the 10.0 litre tank


Seat Height: 810 mm

Weight: 140 kg (wet)

What Is It?

The Yamaha MT-125 is a premium learner friendly naked bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 124.7cc single cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), producing 14.8bhp at 9,000rpm and maximum torque at 8,000rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel frame and Aluminium swingarm
  • 292mm disc up front with 2 piston caliper
  • 230mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 41mm upside down fork with 130mm travel
  • Rear shock with 114mm travel
  • LED headlight and tail light
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Yamaha have updated the MT-125 to match the 2019 R125. Compared to the 2014-2019 model there's sharp new styling, VVT for improved torque below 7,400rpm, a new assist and slip clutch, new inverted LCD dash, cool central LED headlight flanked by two LED position lights, a wider rear tyre, re-designed exhaust system, upgraded front caliper, new one piece seat and a slightly smaller fuel tank.

The 12-spoke 17" wheels take a Michelin Pilot Street 100/80 tyre at the front and a 140/70 at the rear.

Accessories include the Akrapovic exhaust system, top box, fly screen, handguards, comfort seat, heated grips and LED indicators.

Colours: Black, blue, grey/orange

It should hit the dealers December 2019.

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