Yamaha MT-125 Motorbikes For Sale

Yamaha MT-125
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Current Prices: £4,250–£3,400
Insurance Costs: 2 of 10
Real World Review

What Is It?

The Yamaha MT-125 is a premium learner friendly naked bike and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 124.7 cc single cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), producing 14.8 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel frame and Aluminium swingarm
  • 292 mm disc up front with four piston caliper
  • 230 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 41 mm KYB upside down fork with 130 mm travel
  • Rear shock with 114 mm 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 7,400 rpm, a new assist and slip clutch, new inverted LCD dash, cool central LED headlight flanked by two LED position lights, a wider rear tyre, wider bars, 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, plate holder and LED indicators.

Colours: Black, blue, grey/orange


Launch RRP: £4,450

Capacity: 125 cc (low)

Power: 15 bhp, 11 kW (low)

Red Line: 11,000 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 80 mph, 129 km/h (average)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 110 mpg, 2.6 l/100km, 38.9 km/l (very good)

Range: 240 miles, 386 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 10.0 litres, 2.6 US gallons (average)

Seat Height: 810 mm, 31.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 140 kg, 309 pounds (light)

Power to Weight: 0.107 bhp/kg, 0.080 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £21 / Year (low)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Build quality
  • Reliability
  • Handling
  • Comfort
  • Brakes
  • Power
  • Looks

Any Downsides?

  • At the expensive end for a 125
  • Large turning circle
  • Pillion provision
  • Tall seat

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More Info

Check out this video from Yamaha and this launch review from Bennetts.

More info and specs

For Sale (13)

  • 2020 Yamaha MT-125
    £4,299 ebay
    • £50 Over Guide Price
    • 2020
    • Brighton(Map)
    • Very low mileage - On The Wheel Portslade
  • 2020 Yamaha MT-125
    £4,299 ebay
    • £50 Over Guide Price
    • 2020
    • Brighton(Map)
    • Very low mileage - On The Wheel Portslade
  • Yamaha MT 125 2021 - 1077 Miles, Tail Tidy, One Owner
    £4,649 ebay
    • £150 Over Guide Price
    • 2021 (1,077 miles)
    • Chesterfield(Map)
    • Finance and Nationwide Delivery available. P/X Welcome
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