Europe – Yamaha launches 2014 YZF-R125 with major upgrades

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 - 5:52pm IST

Yamaha has unveiled a major upgrade to the YZF-R125 with the launch of the 2014 R125 at the recently concluded MCN Excel show in London. The bike is not planned for India, at least at present.

2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 front three quarter press shot
The front styling is heavily inspired by the Yamaha R6.

The new Yamaha R125 is powered by a liquid-cooled 124.7 cc engine that produces 15 hp at 9,000 rpm and peak torque of 12.4 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The bike is built on a steel deltabox frame and gets reworked inverted front fork with new ultra-rigid triple clamps for the front suspension and redesigned rods for the linked monoshock with preloaded spring adjustment at the rear.

Yamaha also claims to have increased the fuel efficiency of the R125 by 11 percent, thanks to a redesigned fuel injection system.

2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 headlamp detail press shot
The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 gets unique air intakes between the split headlamps.

The R125 measures 1,955 mm in length, 680 mm in width, 1,065 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,355 mm. With a seat height of 825 mm, the bike also gets a 155 mm ground clearance. When topped up with fuel in its 11.5 liter petrol tank and fluid in its 1.5-liter oil tank, the bike would weigh 140 kg.

2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 dashboard detail press shot
A fully digital multifunction LCD screen makes for the dashboard.

Other upgrades on the bike include: radial front caliper and floating disc, carbon finish on front fender, redesigned muffler tip, rear brake pedal and gear level made of forged aluminium, aluminium diecast pillion footrest, shorter support for rear number plate and a redesigned taillight.

2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 – Official Image Gallery

The new 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 is available in Matte Grey, Anodized Red or Race Blu colors.

2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 – Brochure

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17 thoughts on “Europe – Yamaha launches 2014 YZF-R125 with major upgrades

  1. abhinand says:

    When will it available in kerala what will be its price and I am waiting for its arrival

    1. There is no plan for Yamaha to launch this motorcycle in India.

      1. kishan says:


      2. rahul says:

        why….why not in india??

  2. jayant says:

    Me n my bro were waitng 4 dis bike since a yrs,plz tel us wen wil r125 is gong 2 launch @ our place,India-Odisha-Baripada 😉

  3. Umadas thokchom says:

    Itz awesome! but when it is going 2 launch in manipur?

  4. Prasenjit Nath says:

    waiting for this bike since long time,now i wanna buy it…pls let me knw the sure launch date in India….

  5. RajEsh says:

    Is there possibility of launching this vehicle in INDIA??????

  6. beegee says:

    Haha! @saffron you’re so wrong mate… The bike’s getting launched here in april.. Nd m gonna save me a spot fr it in my garage…

  7. Sudarshan_SMD says:

    What shys away manufacturers from launching 125cc sport oriented bike in India?

  8. Saffron says:

    This pint sized monster sadly will never see an India launch


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