Yamaha YBR125

  • Naked

For

  • Build quality and reliability
  • Usable mirrors
  • Cheap to buy, run and fix
  • Excellent in town
  • Easy to maintain
  • Economical
  • An ideal bike to learn on

Against

  • Cars will be overtaking you, not the other way round
  • A bit of a handful at higher speeds and in high wind
  • No storage under the seat
  • Budget for better tyres
  • Succeptable to rust

Wiki

Yamaha's popular YBR125 was launched in 2005 and featured a couple of minor changes throughout its history:

  • Pre 2007 models use a carburetor and post 2007 models utilise fuel injection.
  • In 2008 a Custom variation was launched, featuring high bars, a lower seat and more chrome, albeit at a slightly higher price when new. There isn't much in it used and it's arguably better looking.

Features include a steel frame, air-cooled 10bhp engine and 245mm front disc, although it's only a drum brake at the rear.

Beyond that there is only really the comfortable upright seating position to mention, alongside the minimum hassle day to day running.

Available colours: white, grey, black, blue and red.

Let's be honest, you probably know more about this bike than we do. If we've missed something vital or got something laughably wrong please let us know.

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2005 £1,000 £800 £700 19,500
2006 £1,050 £850 £750 18,400
2007 £1,100 £900 £800 17,100
2008 £1,200 £950 £850 15,800
2009 £1,250 £1,000 £900 14,300
2010 £1,350 £1,050 £950 12,600
2011 £1,450 £1,150 £1,000 10,800
2012 £1,550 £1,250 £1,100 8,800
2013 £1,650 £1,350 £1,150 6,700
2014 £1,800 £1,450 £1,250 4,100
2015 £1,900 £1,550 £1,350 3,100
2016 £2,100 £1,650 £1,450 2,100

Prices Updated: 20th October 2017

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Insurance Costs

Insurance groups vary widely by insurer with anywhere from 17 to 65 groups but our simple scale gives you a rough idea of how wallet busting it's likely to be:

Insurance Group: 2 of 10

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Availability

How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around We Monitor
2005 409 164 573 Rarely for sale
2006 896 281 1,177 Rarely for sale
2007 1,375 362 1,737 5 per month
2008 1,201 306 1,507 6 per month
2009 1,481 301 1,782 10 per month
2010 1,579 238 1,817 10 per month
2011 1,565 148 1,713 20 per month
2012 1,568 77 1,645 20 per month
2013 1,665 10 1,675 20 per month

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