Yamaha MT-125. The rebel child in the MT family

Yamaha revealed a new motorcycle from „the dark side of Japan“: MT-125.

Yamaha MT-125 is based on the YZF-R125 chassis. It has a steel deltabox frame and is powered by the 125 single-cylinder we can find on the more sporty model. The bike, as we see it in the photographs, look like a full size motorcycle, not like an A1 license one. It shares the same design characteristics like it’s bigger siblings, MT-07 ans MT-09, with an upright riding position, ready for a night ride in the city.


Yamaha MT-125 has an USD fork (you can’t find that on the MT-07), and Led lights. The dashboard is also a high quality one: it is full LCD and shows you the rpm, the fuel level, and the gear which is very useful for beginners. We don’t know the price for now, but let’s hope is similar to MT-07, mexican pharmacy valium which has shaken the motorcycle industry.

It has only 138 kg (wet) and the engine develops 15 hp.

Yamaha MT-125 techspecs:


Engine type    Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
Displacement    124.7cc
Maximum power    11.0 kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque    12.4 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Clutch type    Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel system    Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system    TCI (digital)
Starter system    Electric
Transmission system    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission    Chain


Frame    Steel Deltabox
Front suspension system    Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Front travel    130 mm
Rear suspension system    Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear travel    114 mm
Front brake    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brake    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre    100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre    130/70-17 M/C


Overall length    1,955 mm
Overall width    740 mm
Overall height    1,040 mm
Seat height    820 mm
Wheel base    1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance    140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)    138 kg
Fuel tank capacity    11.5 litres


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