On the long list of beginners’ bikes you’ll also find the Yamaha TT-R125LE, a four-four-stroke-powered model that offers a pretty exciting riding experience. What makes the bike interesting it’s not its engine power - which is pretty limited- , but its lightweight nature and the superior maneuverability.

To make the bike more versatile, Yamaha gave it a relativelly high seat height which is rated at less than 32 inches. The bike comes with more than 11 inches of ground clearance combined with a long travel suspension at both ends which help it deal reasonably with harsh tracks. Though, don’t expect to any wonders, as the TT-R125LE’s suspensions have their limitations and due to their choppy character will keep you from going very fast.

Like the previous model, the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE features push-button electric start, 19 and 16-inch wheels, an aluminum swingarm and a 220mm front disc brake. The MSRP of the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE is $3,290.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha TT-R125LE.

  • 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    124cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
  • Transmission:
    Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Energy:
    Mikuni® VM20
  • Displacement:
    124 cc
  • Price:

Key Features

2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE High Resolution Exterior
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- * Big fun for the whole family in a small package, the YZ-styled, four-stroke-powered TT-R125LE begs to be ridden by everyone from bigger kids to adults.

- * A seat height of less than 32 inches makes this bike accessible to most riders, but more than 11 inches of ground clearance and long-travel suspension at both ends make it a serious trail bike as well.

- * The TT-R125LE model features pushbutton electric start, 19- and 16-inch wheels for great handling, an aluminum swingarm, adjustable suspension calibrated for aggressive and/or bigger riders, and a 220mm front disc brake.


- * Potent 124cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke powerplant puts out torquey, broadband power tuned for maximum off-road performance in a wide range of trail conditions.

- * 20mm Mikuni® carburetor ensures crisp, dependable throttle response.

- * Smooth-shifting, five-speed transmission with heavy-duty clutch is geared for maximum versatility and usable power delivery.

- * CDI ignition system is ultra-reliable and never needs maintenance.

- * Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

- * Easy-access, tool-free air filter adds extra convenience during maintenance.

- * Lightweight exhaust system features quiet, USFS-approved spark arrestor.

Chassis and Suspension

- * Rigid frame design features a long wheelbase to accommodate bigger riders while maintaining quick, agile off-road handling.

- * 31mm telescopic front fork with 7.1 inches of travel has preload adjustability for plush, confidence-inspiring control over rough terrain.

- * TT-R125LE features preload adjustability for even more aggressive off-road performance and handling.

- * Big 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels on the 125LE mean great handling and terrainability combined with sharp, predictable steering.

- * Single rear shock with 6.6 inches of travel and compression and rebound damping adjustability provide predictable handling for the aggressive rider.

- * TT-R125LE features a lightweight aluminum box-section swingarm with snail-type chain adjusters for reduced unsprung weight and optimum suspension performance.

- * Front disc and rear drum brakes deliver strong, dependable stopping power.

- * Knobby tires offer superb grip and exceptional wear.

Additional Features

- * Long, YZ-style seat is low, comfortable and allows easy rider movement.

- * Gripper-style seat aids seat-of-the-pants feel.

- * Team Yamaha-inspired colors, graphics and front and side number plates create styling similar to larger YZ lineup.

- * Sleek, narrow fuel tank helps create a big-bike look and feel.

- * Large, folding, cleated footpegs provide excellent footing, even in wet or muddy conditions.

- * Durable fork boots ensure excellent fork seal and stanchion tube protection.


2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE High Resolution Exterior
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Engine Type 124cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 54.0mm x 54.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® VM20
Ignition CDI
Transmission Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 31mm Telescopic fork; 7.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 6.6-in travel
Brakes / Front 220mm single disc
Brakes / Rear 110mm drum
Tires / Front 70/100-19 42M
Tires / Rear 90/100-16 52M
Length 74.2 in
Width 31.3 in
Height 42.7 in
Seat Height 31.7 in
Wheelbase 50.0 in
Ground Clearance 11.6 in
Fuel Capacity 1.6 gal
Wet Weight*** 198 lb
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP* $3,290 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from October 2012
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