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.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2008 £1,400 £1,150 £1,000 19,100
2009 £1,450 £1,150 £1,000 18,000
2010 £1,500 £1,200 £1,050 16,700
2011 £1,600 £1,300 £1,150 15,300
2012 £1,700 £1,350 £1,200 13,800
2013 £1,800 £1,450 £1,250 12,000
2014 £1,900 £1,550 £1,350 10,100
2015 £2,050 £1,650 £1,450 4,100
2016 £2,200 £1,750 £1,550 3,100

Prices Updated: 18th February 2018

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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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