Yamaha XSR125 Launched In Europe, Who Says Commuters Should Be Boring Eh?
Based on the MT-125, the smallest XSR is powered by a 15 PS liquid-cooled 125cc engine.
Yamaha has launched the XSR125, the new entry-level motorcycle of its “Sport Heritage” range, in Europe.
Based on the MT-125, the motorcycle follows the retro-inspired styling seen on the XSR900 and more recently the XSR155.
Sporting circular LED lights, an LCD instrument gauge, rounded fuel tank and flat seat, the Yamaha XSR125 is available in 3 colourways, namely Impact Yellow, Redline and Tech Black.
Powering the bike is a 124cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine putting out a maximum of 15 PS at 10,000 RPM and 11.5 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM. The engine, which sits in the “Deltabox” frame, is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha XSR125 has 37 mm inverted forks at the front (130 mm travel) and a monoshock at the rear (110 mm travel) and the stopping power is provided by a single 267 mm disc upfront and a 220 mm disc at the back.
Wrapped around the 10-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels are block pattern tyres measuring 110/70-section and 140/70-section, front and rear, respectively.
Weighing in at 140 kg (wet), the motorcycle has a 11-litre fuel tank, 160 mm ground clearance and 815 mm seat height.
Optional accessories will come in 2 kits – Racer Kit (headlight cover and front and side number boards) and Urban Kit (flyscreen, alloy side cover and radiator cowl). European customers can also option tank knee pads, cafe racer cowling, bellypan and an Akrapovič silencer.
In the UK, the Yamaha XSR125 costs £4450 (Rs. 4.62 lakhs) and will be available at dealers from next month onwards. Sadly, there is no sign of the motorcycle making its way to Indian shores any time soon.