Yamaha YBR125 Custom

  • Cruiser


  • Excellent in town
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cheap to run with great range
  • Arguably more desirable that the standard YBR125
  • A stylish bike to learn on, then keep


  • Cars will be overtaking you, not the other way round
  • A bit of a handful at high speeds and when it's windy
  • Can be susceptible to rust
  • Budget for better tyres


In 2008 Yamaha launched a Custom variation of the YBR125, featuring high bars, a tear drop tank, lower seat, wider rear tyre, storage rack and more chrome/chrome effect plastic, albeit at a slightly higher price. The lower seat should be a bonus for learners.

The air-cooled 10bhp fuel injected engine is housed in a steel frame with a single 245mm disc at the front and only a 130mm drum brake at the rear. Maximum power is achieved at 7,800rpm.

The wheels are 9-spoke, over the the 5-spoke sportier wheels of the standard YBR-125, but they are more in keeping with the overall look of the bike. All in all a stylish way into bikes!

The custom is available in silver, black 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
2008 £1,400 £1,100 £1,000 15,800
2009 £1,450 £1,150 £1,050 14,300
2010 £1,500 £1,200 £1,050 12,600
2011 £1,600 £1,300 £1,100 10,800
2012 £1,700 £1,350 £1,200 8,800
2013 £1,800 £1,450 £1,250 6,700
2014 £1,900 £1,550 £1,350 4,100
2015 £2,050 £1,650 £1,450 3,100
2016 £2,200 £1,750 £1,550 2,100

Prices Updated: 20th October 2017

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Insurance Costs

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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
2008 126 28 154 Rarely for sale
2009 377 77 454 Rarely for sale
2010 357 47 404 Rarely for sale
2011 288 28 316 Rarely for sale
2012 364 19 383 Rarely for sale
2013 389 1 390 Rarely for sale

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