After the successful story of R15, which is known as the mini R1, Japan motor manufacturer Yamaha has decided to launch R125, the mini R15 below the segment of R15. It was the impressive sale of R15 with its second edition inspired Yamaha to manufacture R125. Though the company officials announced that it would be launching in this April, May has beaten April away with no launch of R125 and the bike lovers are still eagerly waiting for its outcome.
Design And Style
YZF R125 merely looks like the youngest generation among R series. Especially the dual head lamps and front kit make it stood out among motorcycles. The 125cc machine will be powered by a 6 speed gear box, liquid cooled, SOHC and single cylinder engine.
This stunning engine of Yamaha would be astonishingly providing 15 PS of maximum power at 9000 rpm and 12.2 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm in order to get a high performance. The five-spoke lightweight alloy wheels with 292 mm front and 230 mm rear disc brakes will be an advance for it. The company has concentrated on an engine which works in fuel injection to provide good economy and to attract Indian customers simultaneously. Its Delta box chassis and aluminium swing arm will certainly add beauty, safety and rigidity to its ride.
Engine type - Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
Displacement - 124.7cc
Bore x stroke - 52.0 mm x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio - 11.2 : 1
Maximum Power - 11.0 kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque - 12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system - Wet sump
Carburetor - Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch Type - Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system - TCI (digital)
Starter system - Electric
Transmission system - Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission - Chain
Frame Steel - Deltabox
Front suspension system - Telescopic forks
Front travel - 130 mm
Caster Angle - 24.2Âº
Trail - 86.1 mm
Rear suspension system - Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel - 125 mm
Front brake - Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 292 mm
Rear brake - Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 230 mm
Front tyre - 100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre - 130/70-17 M/C
Overall length - 2,015 mm
Overall width - 660 mm
Overall height - 970 mm
Seat height - 818 mm
Wheel base - 1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance - 155 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) - 138 kg
Fuel tank capacity - 13.8 litres
Oil tank capacity - 1.15 litres
Aluminium swinging arm
Air Induction system
126.5 kgs dry weight
Lightweight steel Deltabox frame
Cast aluminium swinging arm
Aggressive R-series styling
High quality components
Leading build quality
Full-sized chassis and bodywork
Sports riding position
Dual R-series style headlamps
292mm diameter front disc brake
230mm diameter rear disc brake
Ultra-compact tail cowl
Compact LED tail light
33mm diameter front forks
130mm front wheel suspension travel
The 125cc displaced machine can clock a maximum speed of 134 km/hr. It can reach 60km/hr in just 5.5 secs whereas 100km/hr in less than 15 secs.
The company says that R125 will provide more than 40km/l under standard condition.
R125 will be available in Matt Grey, White and Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Its sporty look like other R-series super bikes makes it a perfect sibling.
The key drawback and plus point of R125 is its rear seat. Though it looks sporty, it's dangerous and ugly to sit back as in R15. And since it doesn't provide any saree guard, it would be uncomfortable for Indian women. Yamaha could have considered Honda CBR250's and Ninja 250's seating positions, that look way comfortable and elegant.
Even though Yamaha India hasn't officially announced its price yet, there are few rumors that the pricing would be around Rs. 90,000 (ex. showroom Delhi). If so it would be a good competent to Pulsar 220, Pulsar 200NS, Karizma R and even to Bullet Standard.