2010 Yamaha R125 - Click above for high resolution picture gallery

Yamaha India has confirmed the launch of its much awaited and highly anticipated R125. The Yamaha R125 is the younger sibling (but more appealing) of the R15 and will be launched on the 17th of this month. It is powered by a 124.66cc engine which gives a maximum power of 14.5 bhp at 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 12.2 Nm at 8000 rpm. The R125 is 2015 mm long, 660 mm wide and 970 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 1355 mm and ground clearance of 155 mm. The Yamaha R125 will be priced at Rs. 83,754/- (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available in 4 colours namely Burning Blue, Sports White, Impact Yellow and Midnight black. The launch of the R125 comes as a surprise to us as we were expecting Yamaha to launch the SZ16 (pictures here) which they showcased at the Auto Expo.

“We will enter the premium 125cc space with the R125 on the 17th of April. It will be the first sports 125cc machine in the country,” Yamaha India representative, who wished to remain anonymous said on the sidelines of a new boutique dealership launch in Dharavi. “Rajpal Yadav will be the brand ambassador of our new product as Mr. Yadav and the bike compliment each other. We intend to compete with the Pulsar 135 and CBF Stunner FI,” he added.

Main Features of the Yamaha R125 : –

  • Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke engine
  • SOHC 4-valve cylinder head
  • Fuel injection
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Wet-sump lubrication system
  • Electric start
  • Steel Deltabox Chassis
  • R6-style mid-ship muffler
  • Aluminium swinging arm
  • Dual catalysers
  • Air Induction system
  • 126.5 kgs dry weight

Technical highlights of the Yamaha R125 : –

  • Lightweight steel Deltabox frame
  • Cast aluminium swinging arm
  • Aggressive R-series styling
  • High quality components
  • Leading build quality
  • Full-sized chassis and bodywork
  • 1,355mm wheelbase
  • Sports riding position
  • Dual R-series style headlamps
  • 292mm diameter front disc brake
  • 230mm diameter rear disc brake
  • Ultra-compact tail cowl
  • Compact LED tail light
  • 33mm diameter front forks
  • 130mm front wheel suspension travel
  • 130/70-17 rear tyre; 100/80-17 front tyre

Source – 1stA-F