Yamaha has unveiled the new 2023 YZF-R125, the smallest supersport motorbike manufactured by the company. The YZF-R125 also carries revamped bodywork borrowed from the YZF-R15 V4 along with a few other knick-knacks.
The new Yamaha R125 comes with a liquid-cooled 125cc single-cylinder engine with an output rated at 14.8 bhp at 9000 rpm and 1.17 kgm at 8000 rpm. This motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox with electronic aids from its 155cc siblings. This means that the Yamaha R125 also gets traction control, slip and assist clutch, dual channel ABS and even an optional quick shifter.
On the suspension front, it gets a pair of KYB 41 mm USD forks up front and a mono-shock at the back. Braking duties are handled by a 292 mm disc up front and a 220 mm disc at the rear with radially mounted brake callipers.
The bike sports a new 5-inch TFT display, similar to what the company’s flagship R1 gets. This look is completed with new R1-inspired switchgear. This unit also comprises smartphone connectivity with call and SMS alerts. It also comes with a centrally mounted LED projector headlight flanked by LED DRL on either side of the bike.
While the price of the motorbike is yet to be revealed by Yamaha, it is still unknown if the bike will be launched in India anytime soon. If launched, it would make for a good competitor against the KTM RC125.