All New 2014 Yamaha YZF R125 SuperSport | Pics, Specs, Price

Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport

All New 2014 Yamaha R125 has been launched in Europe recently. Yamaha puts this vike in the SUPERSPORT category and rightly so if you see the features of this bike. The bike carries the R-series DNA from its bigger siblings R1 and R6. The new dual-headlight and fairing is inspired from the R6 and features Light-weight wheels with Y-shaped spokes. Lots of aluminium has been used in this bike to keep the weight low by using forged aluminium rear brake pedal and shift lever, aluminium die-cast passenger footrests and light but strong aluminium swing arm. The bike only weighs 140kg even at full tank.

To improve performance the bike is loaded with high-rigidity upside down front fork suspension, hih-tech radial front caliper with floating disc, highly efficient fuel injection system and aggressive styled air intake between headlights. The engine is free-revving short-stroke configuration liquid-cooled 125cc 4-stroke and is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha claims the bike acceleration to be ultra-responsive.




On the design and style front, the bike draws the front fairing design from the R6, to give it an aggressive and big-bike look and feel. Overall the styling is aggressive and attention to detail is given at every part of the bike. We have to agree that this bike scores in the style department. On the technology side, the bike features a sophisticated multi-functional display which fits in perfectly with the overall design of the bike.

“We made the new YZF-R125 deliberately as a real sport bike and the similarity to its bigger sister the YZF-R6 is intentional, “ explains Hiroshi Komatsubara, President of Yamaha R&D development centre in Milan, Italy. “There are only a few real super sport bikes in today’s 125 cc class. And we felt that our young riders still think like the generations before when it comes to motorcycles. They like serious machines with exciting performance and many of them dream of a bike like the R6.”

Project leader Toshiharu Shigeta explains: ”We developed this 125cc with a similar philosophy to the R6. Riding fun on winding roads was high on our priority list. The chassis geometry of the YZF-R 125 has similarity with the R6. At the same time we also achieved a very good handling in city traffic, because of sporty geometry in combination with low weight.”

Project chief Sabino Tisci talks about an interesting details solution: “A must for every real sports bike is centralised mass for good handling. We used the R6 muffler layout, with its chamber under the engine and a short muffler sticking out on the right side behind the foot pegs. We could have chosen to use an ‘up-muffler’ under the seat, which may look cool, but makes the bike more top heavy. Also this allowed us to save space under the seat for the electric components. This design principle makes this 125cc’s handling character so great.”

The pricing of this bike is not released by Yamaha yet but will be priced around 1,290 Euros which roughly translates into Rs 1,10,000. When it will be launched in India is a mystery and Yamaha is not keen to solve it...

Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
R6 inspired desgin
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport Headlight
Air-Intake between the Headlights
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Large Multi-Functional LCD Display
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Maximum usage to Aluminium Components

Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Weight Reduction in Split Handle Bars
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Mat Grey Colour
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Anodized Red Colour
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Engine View w/o Fairing
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
Race Blu colour
Yamaha YZF R125 Supersport
CAD Desgin of Swingarm Source : Yamaha Europe

Technical Specs – YZF R125

Engine
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
12.4 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Carburettor
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
Chassis
Frame
Steel Deltabox
Front suspension system
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Front travel
130 mm
Caster Angle
25º
Trail
89 mm
Rear suspension system
Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel
114 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre
100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre
130/70-17 M/C
Dimensions
Overall length
1,955 mm
Overall width
680 mm
Overall height
1,065 mm
Seat height
825 mm
Wheel base
1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance
155 mm
Wet weight (including full oil andfuel tank)
140 kg
Fuel tank capacity
11.5 litres
Oil tank capacity
1.15 litres


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3 comments:

  1. when is the realease of r125 in india

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  2. Hi Sukumar,

    As of now Yamaha has not released any launch date officially. But we are expecting it soon.... stay tuned for updates... Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated...

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  3. hi can u ple tell me wen they going to launch it in india....i am waiting for long time

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