2011 Yamaha Zuma 125

The Zuma scooter is finally returning into the loving arms of Yamaha after years of being built by outside vendors. But now that Yamaha is finally taking back construction of the Zuma, you can expect it to be as awesome - maybe even better - than the previous models.

The scooter’s construction, comprised of plastic bodywork, a tube-steel chassis, and plenty of unique new details, including an under-seat storage compartment that comes with a cavernous 5.2-gallon capacity, enough room to fit a full-sized helmet. On top of that, the Zuma 125 also has an easy-to-read analog speedometer that’s flanked by a
fuel gauge and indicator lights; two bright halogen headlights with the left side providing a 55W low beam and the right side providing 60W of high beam luminosity; and a pair of beefy 12" tires that were designed to provide tremendous grip and handling on any kind of road surface with matching 220mm hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes for serious stopping power.

Despite being regarded as a scooter, the Zuma 125 comes with a pretty capable 125cc 4-stroke engine mated to a fully automatic C.V. transmission with push-button electric starting capabilities, making the Zuma a super-convenient and reliable mode of transportation. An electric fuel-injection cranks out tremendous amounts of power, giving the Zuma 125 a new level of high-tech performance very few scooters in the market can rival.

In addition to its design and performance capabilities, the Zuma 125 handles remarkably well for a scooter, thanks to a steel-tube frame that has a step-through design. The bike also comes with a telescopic fork that features beefy outer tubes for strength and slider shrouds to help protect the 27mm inner tubes from debris.

All told, the Yamaha Zuma 125 is a pretty good choice for a versatile scooter that leaves nothing on the table.

Find out more about the Yamaha Zuma 125 after the jump


Yamaha Zuma 125
  • Zuma’s fuel-injected, 125cc single cylinder, 4-stroke engine pumps out lots of power for its size, using an SOHC 4-valve head with 10:1 compression ratio and ceramic-composite cylinder plating.
  • Pushbutton electric starting makes the Zuma 125 superconvenient for transportation.
  • For reliability and easy maintenance, simple wet-sump lubrication is used. The centrifugal oil filter built into the crankshaft means there’s no messy oil filter to replace.
  • Forced air cooling system helps keep engine temperatures under control, even while idling at stoplights, for maximum efficiency and longer engine life.
  • Fully automatic, V-belt transmission with centrifugal clutch provides easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation with great off-the-line acceleration.
  • Fuel injection provides the optimal fuel mixture for the operating condition, including temperature and altitude, and that means easy cold starts, too.
  • Oiled-paper type air filter helps trap dirt before it gets to your engine, even when riding on unpaved roads. The V-belt housing has its own off-road-style wet-foam air filter for durability.
  • Upswept muffler incorporates exhaust catalyst technology to reduce air pollution and meet emission regulations.

Chassis and Suspension

Yamaha Zuma 125
  • Hefty steel-tube frame has a step-through design for easy mounting. A two-stage electrodeposition and electrostatic painting process provides a durable, corrosion-resistant finish.
  • Telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while slider shrouds help protect the 27mm inner tubes from debris.
  • Swingarm has double rear shocks for riding comfort on the street and unpaved roads, too.
  • Fuel tank holds 1.6 gallons for plenty of cruising range. Fuel tank emission system includes a charcoal canister to control gasoline evaporation and reduce air pollution.
  • Fat 120/70-12 front and 130/70-12 rear tires have an aggressive looking block pattern for great handling on unpaved roads and on the street. Tires run on lightweight five-spoke die-cast aluminum wheels.
  • 220mm hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes combine for serious stopping power.
  • Zuma provides both a centerstand and side stand for parking convenience.

Additional Features

Yamaha Zuma 125
  • Two bright halogen headlights light the way—following current sportbike practice, the left side provides the 55W low beam while the right side is the 60W high beam.
  • For extra security when parked, the main switch is equipped with a key hole lock cover.
  • The underseat storage compartment’s cavernous 5.2-gallon capacity is roomy enough for a full-face helmet.
  • The Zuma 125’s easy-to-read analog speedometer is flanked by a fuel gauge and indicator lights.


Yamaha Zuma 125
Engine Type125cc forced air-cooled 4-stroke single;
SOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke52.4 x 57.9 mm
Compression Ratio10:1
Fuel DeliveryElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch TypeDry centrifugal automatic clutch
TransmissionV-belt automatic
Suspension/Front27mm telescopic forks
Suspension/RearDual shock
Brake/Front220mm disc
Tire/Front120/70-12 51L
Tire/Rear130/70-12 56L
L x W x H75.2 x 30.1 x 43.8 in
Seat Height30.7 in
Wheelbase50.8 in
Ground Clearance3.7 in
Fuel Capacity1.6 gal
*Est. Fuel Economy89 mpg
**Wet Weight207 lb

* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission
certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will
vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain
your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.

** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and
all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank
of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories.
Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with
other models.

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