The Yamaha YZF-R125 will keep the same basics as the last update in 2020, including a water-cooled 1-cylinder 4-stroke SOHC 125cc engine with VVA system as the protagonist that helps in the adjustment of the engine rpm depending on the currently used speed range.
The bike also includes a 6-speed gearbox with a new ratio setting. When shifting at high speeds, the Wet Multi-Pkatte clutch with Assint&Slipper clutch helps reduce gears and reduce rear wheel choppy.
The superbike also has a durable 41mm Deltabox construction that is connected to the front suspension. The rear suspension consists of a single shock absorber and an aluminum swingarm.
The braking system is Wasve disc front and rear with dual-channel ABS, and the 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Street tires that offer excellent driving performance both on and off the track.
In terms of actual improvements, the Yamaha YZF-R125 features a new 5-inch TFT screen, Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to customize the display. As a result, there are two styles, Street and Track, and the car features a new safety system, Traction Control, for more effective traction control.
Along with the introduction of two new colors, Icon Blue and Tech Black, the colors will be available starting in 2023.
In terms of sales, Yamaha Europe will start selling the new YZF-R125 in April 2023 while the current model will continue to be sold.
Although a new model was released, part of this is probably due to the expected price increase of the new model, which prompted Yamaha to maintain the current model’s price range and continue to sell products that are still in stock.