New 125cc engine with VVA system
The new YZF-R125 engine uses an innovative new Variable Valve Actuation system that optimises the valve position for higher levels of low rpm torque and stronger high rpm power – and also improves fuel efficiency. A wider diameter throttle body gives a smoother and more controllable throttle feel – and the new exhaust system produces a sporty and emotive sound.
Improved combustion efficiency
To achieve higher levels of intake efficiency the YZF-R125s new engine is equipped with larger intake and exhaust valves as well as a more compact combustion chamber. Combined with the high-tech VVA – as well as the larger throttle body and new exhaust system – this configuration offers more performance from a stand still through to top speed.
Refined Deltabox frame
The YZF-R125 is known as one of the best-handling bikes in its category, and for even smoother and lighter handling – with improved high speed comfort – the refined Deltabox frame uses optimised front and rear geometry. Equipped with a new shorter aluminium swingarm and 41mm upside down forks, the new YZF-R125 brings you the ultimate 125 supersport specification.
Newly designed aluminium swingarm
Yamaha R-Series models are designed to give you the ultimate in style, performance and technology, and to underline its position as the premium 125 supersport, the new YZF-R125 features a new aluminium swingarm. Manufactured using Yamaha’s advanced casting technology, its shorter dimensions, low weight and optimised rigidity deliver sporty handling performance.
Improved A&S (Assist & Slipper) clutch
To help you take full advantage of the increased engine performance, the new YZF-R125 is equipped with an improved A&S clutch that gives a lighter feel at the lever for more precise operation and increased controllability. The new design ensures smooth and efficient acceleration; and during deceleration the A&S clutch helps to prevent rear wheel lock ups.
New R-Series LED twin-eye body design
Inspired by the iconic YZF-R1, the confident and aggressively styled face features twin-eye LED headlights that reinforce the R-Series family connection. Its M1 MotoGP style front fairing underlines the race-bred specification, and with a 12 LED taillight and premium finish, there’s no mistaking the pure R-Series DNA in the YZF-R125’s stunning new bodywork.
Newly designed 11-litre fuel tank
The YZF-R125’s aggressive race-bred bodywork is complemented by a newly designed fuel tank that emphasises the bike’s pure supersport pedigree. Consisting of a steel inner tank protected by lightweight close-fitting external covers with a high quality finish, the new 11-litre tank is designed to be easily removed for routine maintenance.
MotoGP-inspired YZR-M1 type cockpit
Everything about the new YZF-R125 is designed to give the ultimate sporty experience. Inspired by Yamaha’s MotoGP bike, the racy cockpit features a new high quality handlebar crown as well as a high-visibility LED instrument panel and brake lever protector that put you in total control on the track and on the street.
New high-visibility LCD instruments
When you turn on the new YZF-R125 you’ll be greeted with a personal greeting from the high-tech instruments – and once you’re moving the new multi-function display gives you information on gear position and shift timing, as well as a VVA indicator. Housed in a stylish and sporty panel, these high-visibility instruments keep you informed.
Sporty and comfortable riding position
As well as its new race-bred YZR-M1 style cockpit, the YZF-R125 is also equipped with a newly designed rider and passenger seat featuring a revised shape and thicker foam for increased comfort. WIth an optimised handlebar position and new aluminium rearset footrests, the refined ergonomics give a balanced riding experience that's both sporty and comfortable.
Wider 140-section rear tyre
For 2019 the new YZF-R125 runs with a new wider 140/70-17 rear tyre that gives improved stability and better handling. Offering a good balance of grip and durability, this supersport style tyre is designed to enable you to optimise the potential of the new engine’s wider spread of power, and its wide-section accentuates the bike’s aggressive R-Series stance.
Refined and improved braking feeling
Equipped with a large diameter 292mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, the YZF-R125 is built to give you outstanding braking performance – and for 2019 this state-of-the-art braking system benefits from a revised brake hose layout and a new rear caliper that contribute towards a better brake feel for precise and accurate control.
- Engine type
- liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
- Bore x stroke
- 52.0 mm x 58.6 mm
- Compression ratio
- 11.2 : 1
- Maximum power
- 11.0kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
- Maximum torque
- 12.4Nm (1.25kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
- Lubrication system
- Wet sump
- Clutch type
- Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
- Ignition system
- TCI (digital)
- Starter system
- Transmission system
- Constant Mesh, 6-speed
- Final transmission
- Fuel consumption
- CO2 emission
- Fuel system
- Electronic Fuel Injection
- Steel Deltabox
- Front travel
- 130 mm
- Caster angle
- Front suspension system
- Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø41 mm
- Rear suspension system
- Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
- Rear travel
- 114 mm
- Front brake
- Hydraulic single disc, Ø292 mm
- Rear brake
- Hydraulic single disc, Ø230 mm
- Front tyre
- 100/80-17 M/C
- Rear tyre
- 130/70-17 M/C
- Overall length
- 1,955 mm
- Overall width
- 680 mm
- Overall height
- 1,065 mm
- Seat height
- 825 mm
- Wheel base
- 1,355 mm
- Minimum ground clearance
- 155 mm
- Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
- 142 kg
- Fuel tank capacity
- Oil tank capacity
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