Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
In 2008, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Yamaha YZF-R125, an exciting new member of the R family, which aimed at the number one position in the 125cc sports market.
Like its bigger brothers, the R125 model came in a Deltabox frame that delivered an optimum balance of strength and rigidity with class-leading performance. Also, the twin-spar Deltabox frame was one of the lightest and best-handling frame designs that suited the supersport category.
The bike rolled on a set of lightweight cast-aluminum wheels shoded with the widest tires in its class that ensured high levels of traction and also underlined its position as the main contender in the 125cc sports class for 2008.
Some of the technical highlights featured by the bike included the cast aluminum swingarm, aggressive R-series styling, full-sized chassis and bodywork, two R-series styled headlights, a compact taillight, and sports riding position.
In the power department, the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R125 took its thrust from a 124cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine, their first liquid-cooled 125cc unit ever built, which delivered an output power of 17 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm (11 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,500 rpm.
The YZF-R125 was the most advanced 125cc machine ever built by Yamaha, with its high-revving, fuel-injected engine developed by the same engineers who created the legendary YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 supersport bikes.
|engine specs||Type:||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valves, single cylinder, SOHC||Displacement:||125 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||2.0x2.3 in OR 51 mm||Compression Ratio:||11.2:1||Horsepower:||17/8500 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||11/7500 lb-ft/RPM OR 15/7500 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Electronic Injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed||Clutch:||Wet multi-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Steel Deltabox||Front Suspension:||Telescopic forks||Rear Suspension:||Swingarm||Front Brake:||Single disc, disc 292 mm||Rear Brake:||Single disc, disc 230 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||79.3 in OR 2014 mm||Overall Width:||26 in OR 660 mm||Seat Height:||32.2 in OR 818 mm||Weelbase:||53.3 in OR 1354 mm||Ground Clearance:||6.1 in OR 155 mm||Weight:||278.9 lbs OR 127 kg||Fuel Capacity:||3.65 gallons OR 13.8 L|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|