2021 Yamaha MT-125, Price, Specs, Features, Mileage, Top Speed
Yamaha MT-125 is an entry-level naked streetfighter motorcycle from the Japanese brand. It is the smallest bike from Yamaha’s MT lineup. This stylish streetfighter bike has been recently updated with the new paint schemes. So, here are the price, specs, features, mileage, top speed, colours, images, and other details of the all-new MT-125.
Yamaha MT-125 Colors & Images
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- Aggressive Streetfighter Design
- Lightweight Body
- Compact Chassis
- Powerful Fuel Injected Engine
- Variable Valve Actuation
- Assist and Slipper Clutch
- Upside Front Forks
- Aluminum Swingarm
- Large Front Disc Brake Diameter
- Radial Mounted Calipers
- Dual-Channel ABS
- Full LED Headlamps
- Dual Slant Position Lights
- LCD Console
- Tubeless Tyres
Pros & Cons
- Stylish Aggressive Design
- Lightweight Chassis
- Powerful Engine
- Slipper Clutch
- 6-Speed Transmission
- USD Forks
- Wide Rear Tyres
- LED Headlights
- Fully Digital Instruments Console
- Available in Limited Number Of Countries
- Stiffer Suspension Setup
- SOHC Engine
- Delayed Launch
Specifications Of Yamaha MT-125
|Colours||1. Ice Fluo|
2. Icon Blue
3. Tech Black
Note: Expected Ex-Showroom Price Mentioned
Engine & Transmission
|Engine||Fuel-Injected, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, SOHC,|
|No. Of Cylinder||1|
|Bore x Stroke||52.0 mm x 58.6 mm|
|Fuel Supply||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Cooling technology||Liquid Cooloing with Radiator Fan|
|Starting System||TCI Digital Ignition|
|Transmission||6-Speed, Constant Mesh, Manual Gearbox,|
|Clutch||Assist & Slipper, Wet, multiple-disc coil spring|
|Emission Compliant||EU 4|
Performance & Mileage
|Maximum Power||15 PS at 9,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||11.5 NM at 8,000 RPM|
|Top Speed||125 KMPH+ Approx*|
|Mileage||43 KMPL* Approx*|
Chassis & Suspension
|Chassis||Steel Deltabox Frame|
|Front Suspension||41 MM Up-Side Down Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Mono-shock, Swingarm Linked|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 MM|
|Rear Wheel Travel||114 MM|
Brakes & Tyres
|Front Brakes||292 MM Hydraulic Fixed Calipers Disc|
|Rear Brakes||220 MM Floating Calipers Disc|
|Tire Type||Tubeless Tyres|
|Front Tyre||100/80-17 M/C 52|
|Rear Tyre||140/70-17 M/C 66S|
|Curb Weight||140 KG|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10 Litres|
|Oil Tank Capacity||1.05 Liters|
|Ground Clearance||140 MM|
|Seat Height||810 MM|
|Overall Length||1,960 MM|
|Overall Width||800 MM|
|Overall Height||1,065 MM|
Battery & Lighting
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
|Turn Indicators||Bulb Type|
|AHO ( auto headlamps on )||NO|
Instrument Cluster Features
|Display Type||Fully Digital Backlit LCD|
|Fuel Gauge||YES, Digital|
|Low Fuel Warning||YES|
|Gear Position Indicator||YES|
|Gear Shift Light||YES|
|ABS Warning Light||YES|
Comfort & Convenience Features
|Type Of Seat||Single Seat|
|Engine Kill Switch||YES|
Overview Of 2021 Yamaha MT-125
Design: Yamaha MT-125 is highly inspired by its elder sibling MT 07 and MT 09. It has a bold alien-like twin led headlamp that gives it an attractive front end look. It has a muscular looking tank that makes it look all aggressive. The blue and Ice Fluo colour variants get body-coloured alloy wheels. The rear end looks clean and sleek. It is available in 3 colour options to choose from, but the Ice Fluo Vermilion looks the best among the three.
Engine & Performance: Yamaha MT-125 is powered by a 124.7 cc, 1-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC, 4-Valves, 4-Stroke engine. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and it also has an assist and slipper clutch system. The MT125 churns out 15 Ps of maximum power at 9,000 RPM and 11.5 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 RPM. MT-125 is capable of achieving a top speed of more than 120 KMPH.
Frame & Suspension: MT 125 uses the same steel delta box frame as its supersport sibling Yamaha R125. The frame is light and compact. The handling of Yamaha MT-125 is nimble. The suspension duties are taken care of by a 41 MM up-side-down telescopic forks at the front end, while the rear end is equipped with a swingarm linked Mono-shock with adjustable preload. It has an aluminium swingarm which is both durable and lightweight. The front wheel travel is 130 MM while the rear wheel travel is 114 MM.
Brakes & Wheels: The braking duties on the Yamaha MT-125 is taken care of by a 292 MM 4-Piston callipers Hydraulic Disc at the front end, while the rear end is equipped with a 220 MM 2-Piston caliper Hydraulic disc. It comes with dual-channel ABS as standard equipment. The MT125 comes with alloy wheels and tubeless tires.
Features & Dimensions
Dimensions: The curb weight of the Yamaha MT-125 is 140 KG including fully filled oil and fuel tank. The fuel tank capacity is 10 litres which is a little smaller if you plan to tour on this. It provides ground clearance of 140 MM and the seat height is 810. The wheelbase is 1,325 MM, while the overall length of the bike is 1,960 MM.
Lighting: Just like the Yamaha XMAX 125, it also futures LED lighting. MT 125 is equipped with a LED headlamp and two LED position lights. The headlamp unit is compact and offers decent illumination at night. The tail lamps are also LED but the turn indicators are simple bulb types. It also has a pass light switch.
Instrument Console: Yamaha MT-125 has a fully digital negative instrument panel that shows a lot of information. The negative LCD panel looks sophisticated and is easy to read. The LCD console displays speed, tachometer, odometer, fuel level, engine temperature, gear position indicator, average fuel consumption, average speed, and a digital clock. It gets 2 buttons to toggle between the console features. It also has a gear shift light, ABS light, and service light.
Misc Features: Instead of a split seat it now gets a single seat that is comfortable and more accessible for the pillion rider. The footpegs of both the rider and pillion are made up of aluminium. It has an electric starter and an engine kill switch as other convenience features.
- KTM Duke 125
- Kawasaki Z 125
- Honda CB 125 R
- Suzuki GSX-S125
- Aprilia Tuono 125
The premium 125cc segment has a lot of other contenders as well from all the major brands. As all of these bikes are A1 license compliant their power is restricted to 15 PS only. Every bike in this category packs a punch and is a worthy competitor for the MT 125.
When it comes to design the KTM Duke 125 and Yamaha MT-125 steal the spotlight from others with their sharp and aggressive design. On the other hand, Honda CB125 R and Aprilia Tuono have a mature and sophisticated design. All of 6 bikes in this segment have different characteristic and offers loads of features.
Yamaha MT-125 In India and Launch Date.
As mentioned earlier, Currently there are no plans for the launch of MT 125 in India, because it is mainly focused on sale in countries with A1 license rule. Yamaha already has the MT 150 in the Indian lineup so it will never launch the MT 125 in India.
Also, it will be really hard to price the Yamaha MT-125 in India as it has some premium hardware components. So, MT-125 will never make it to India as there is already MT-15 in the Indian Market. However, if it was launched, it would have been a great competitor to the Duke 125.
Verdict On 2021 Yamaha MT-125
MT 125 has an aggressive and distinctive design that has been derived from its bigger sibling. The new headlamps design adds a different characteristic to the bike and gives it a face making it stand out from the crowd. It has a premium build quality and good overall fit & finish. It looks amazing, especially the Ice Fluo vermilion colour.
Now the Yamaha MT-125 comes with the VVA technology on board. Also, the throttle body diameter has been increased from 28 MM to 30 MM, while the airbox capacity has been increased from 2.9 to 5.5 litres. The VVA feature provides a torque-rich low as well as a powerful top-end. The gearbox is smooth and now it also has a slipper clutch system that reduces wheel hop while aggressive downshifts.
The Yamaha MT-125 has a derived delta box chassis from YZF R125 with minor changes. The rigidity around the swingarm has been increased and the length of the swingarm is reduced. It has high-quality KYB up-side front forks and KYB mono shocks that provide a balanced ride quality. It is a lightweight machine and feels nimble to handle.
The brakes on the MT-125 are effective. It has a dual-channel ABS, but it doesn’t have the option to disengage the rear wheel ABS-like all the other bikes in this segment offer. The rear tire size has been increased to 140 MM and it comes with Michelin Pilot street Tyres.
Yamaha MT-125 returns the mileage of around 39 to 41 KMPL as reported by some owners. The MT 125 is capable of hitting a top speed of more than 120 KMPH. According to some riders, 90 to 95 KMPH is comfortable cruising speed with some minor vibrations.
Overall the Yamaha MT-125 has been improved from the last offered version. It now comes with some new features and slightly reworked chassis. It has improved ride quality and characteristics. However, the price of MT 125 is a big issue as the similarly potent bike in this segment are priced much competitively an offer almost the same performance and equipment.
If we leave the price point the 2021 Yamaha MT-125 is surely an amazing bike that has a lot to offer. So, If you love the aggressive design and premium build quality of the MT 125 then you would not mind paying those extra bucks.
The curb weight of MT-125 is 140 KG.
The seat height of 2021 MT-125 is 810 MM.
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