Yamaha YZF-R125 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R125
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Current Prices: £3,550–£2,050
Insurance Costs: 2 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R125 is a premium learner friendly sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 124.7 cc single cylinder engine, producing 15 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm. 

Features include:

  • Steel Deltabox frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • 292 mm disc up front with Brembo two piston caliper
  • 230 mm disc at the rear with Brembo single piston caliper
  • 41 mm upside down fork with 130 mm travel
  • Rear shock with 118 mm travel
  • New electronic fuel injection
  • Aluminium pillion pegs
  • 6 speed gearbox

Upgrades over the 2008-2013 model include an R6 style dual-headlight fairing with air intake between the headlights, revised rear suspension, new LCD dash, more rigid fork, a higher seat, lower fuel capacity and better fuel economy but it weighs 2 kg more.

It's based on the chassis of the excellent naked MT-125 and has over 70 new components. The 12-spoke 17" wheels take a 100/80 tyre at the front and 130/70 at the rear.

Accessories include the double bubble screen, Akrapovic silencer, tank bag and 12V socket. 

  • 2014: Blue/black, red/black, white/black, black, race rep yellow
  • 2015: Blue/black, red/white/black, silver/blue/black, black
  • 2016: Silver/blue/black, red/black, black
  • 2017-2018: Black, red, blue (new stealthier designs for 2018)

Specs

Launch RRP: £4,350

Capacity: 125 cc (low)

Power: 15 bhp / 11 kW (low)

Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)

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

Economy: 90 mpg / 3.1 L/100km (very good)

Range: 230 miles / 370 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 11.5 litres / 2.5 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 825 mm / 32.5 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 140 kg / 309 pounds (light)

Dry Weight: 129 kg / 284 pounds

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?

  • Good suspension
  • R6 big bike feel
  • Cheap to run
  • Stylish looks
  • Build quality
  • Nippy

Any Downsides?

  • Reasonably expensive to buy
  • Not pillion friendly
  • Plastic tank
  • Top speed
  • Headlight
  • Screen

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2018
£3,550
£2,850
£2,500
5,100
2017
£3,300
£2,650
£2,300
4,700
2016
£3,000
£2,400
£2,100
6,600
2015
£2,750
£2,200
£1,950
8,500
2014
£2,550
£2,050
£1,800
10,200
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2018
647
109
756
150 / month
2017
438
116
554
160 / month
2016
606
263
869
67 / month
2015
622
264
886
62 / month
2014
695
329
1,024
69 / month

Source: DVLA

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