2013 Yamaha YZF-R125

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Meet the 2013 Yamaha YZF-R125, a sporty motorcycle especially developed for those who love speed.

In terms of style, the Yamaha YZF-R125 is certainly one of the best looking models in its class featuring an aerodynamic design with sharp lines and angular shapes. We especially like the dynamic design of the headlight and the futuristic look of the fuel tank.

Yamaha’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to reward the YZS-R125’s rider with perfect ergonomics. Thereby, once on board, you are bet by a comfy saddle, and an ergonomically designed handle bar with modern dials.

In term of power, the Yamaha YZF-R125 is equipped with a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC engine paired with a constant mesh transmission. The engine delivers a maximum output of 11.0 kW (15.0PS) at 9,000 rpm and 12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) of torque at 8,000 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha YZF-R125.


Yamaha YZF-R125

With its R-series styling, sporty performance and handling, the
YZF-R125 is the perfect introduction to supersport riding. Its
liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC engine is
tuned to deliver free-revving performance.

And, like all R-series bikes, it features a lightweight Deltabox
frame. Linked to a cast aluminium swinging-arm, this gives the
R125 class-leading handling.

Lightweight 5-spoke wheels help to minimise unsprung weight
and deliver impressive roadholding, while effective stopping
power comes from a large diameter 292mm front disc and
230mm diameter rear disc.

  • Free-revving, fuel injected, 4-stroke engine
  • Aggressive R-series styling
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Deltabox frame and aluminium swinging arm
  • Sporty mid-ship muffler
  • Large diameter disc brakes


Yamaha YZF-R125

At Yamaha we believe you get out what you put in. With over half a century of motorcycle innovation, that means some pretty special machines. The 125cc range embodies freedom, fun and fulfilment –each
model is built with the passion that comes from decades of competing and winning at the highest level.

Forging new technology and bringing it to the road is what Yamaha is all about. Our 125s don’t just lookthe business, they do the business – covering every need, from simple economy to custom luxury.

The YZF-R125 also has real racing pedigree, featuring the agressive styling of the R6 and R1 as well as a MotoGP inspired mid-ship exhaust.

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, 125cc engine

Yamaha YZF-R125

The YZF-R125’s advanced engine combines a 4-valve cylinder head and fuel-injection for the best possible performance. The short stroke layout gives the engine a free-revving character, which when driven by the 6-speed gearbox, delivers lively acceleration.

R-series style bodywork

Yamaha YZF-R125

With R-series style front cowling and twin fox-eye headlights, the YZFR125 has the same aggressive supersport styling as the R1 and R6. Unlike many 125cc bikes, the R125 is built on a full-sized chassis providing a
more comfortable riding position – especially for taller riders.

Large diameter disc brakes

Yamaha YZF-R125

Yamaha is committed to using high-specification components – like the large diameter 292mm front disc brake units on the YZF-R125. The compact twinpot caliper design on the front-brake combined with the 230mm rear disc
ensures smooth, controlled braking at a range of speeds and assured stopping power when you need it.

Sporty mid-ship muffler

Yamaha YZF-R125

The mid-ship exhaust muffler contributes to centralise the bike’s mass for balanced handling and houses dual catalysers for cleaner emissions. In addition, an Air Induction System introduces air into the exhaust for more complete combustion of exhaust gases, lowering emissions even further.

Instrument panel

Yamaha YZF-R125

The combined digital and analogue panel speedometer provides a clear view of all the bike’s vital functions at a glance.

Aluminium swinging arm

Yamaha YZF-R125

The R125 features a lightweight Deltabox frame which delivers an optimum balance of strength and rigidity for class-leading handling performance. Complementing the frame is a lightweight cast aluminium swinging arm that allows the link-type rear suspension system to operate more efficiently and deliver more responsive handling qualities.


Yamaha YZF-R125
Engine typeliquid-cooled
Bore x stroke52.0 mm x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio11.2 : 1
Maximum power11.0 kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Fuel systemElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch typemultiple-disc coil spring
Ignition systemTCI (digital)
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh
Final transmissionChain
FrameSteel Deltabox
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster angle24.2º
Trail86.1 mm
Rear suspension systemLinked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear travel125 mm
Front brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre130/70-17 M/C
Overall length2,015 mm
Overall width660 mm
Overall height970 mm
Seat height818 mm
Wheel base1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance155 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)138 kg
Fuel tank capacity13.8 litres
Oil tank capacity1.15 litres

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