Yamaha MT-125 unveiled, but not coming to India

Yamaha MT 125 1 running shot

Adding to their MT range, Yamaha has unveiled the new MT 125. Looking a lot like its larger siblings, Yamaha’s MT 07 and MT 09, the MT-125 is based on the same platform as the 2014 YZF-R125. The new Yahama MT 125 has a dry weight of 126 kgs and comes with a new tank and wider handle bars with revised steering angles.

Yamaha MT 125 1 running shotNew Yamaha MT-125 receives a steel Deltabox frame, linked monoshock rear suspension and 41mm diameter inverted fork. The rider on the new MT 125 is positioned 42mm further forward, while seat height is reduced by 5mm to 820mm. MT 125 is powered by a 125cc single cylinder liquid cooled 4 stroke engine also doing duty on the YZF-R125.

There is the presence of a fully digital display with an LCD instrument panel on board the Yamaha MT 125 which has been inspired by smartphone aesthetics with bar style display. This also includes a shift light with animated display. An LED rear light with unswept tail unit offers a menacing look to the new Yamaha MT 125 which will be available in Matt Red, Matt Grey and Race Blue.

Yamaha says that sales will begin later this year. In Europe, MT-125 will compete with other 125 cc bikes like, KTM Duke 125 and Honda MSX 125. As of now, Yamaha has no plans of launching this bike in India. For more information, scroll through the press release below.

Yamaha MT 125 11 black colour (5)


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
Limited power version kW (PS) @ rpm
Maximum torque 12.4 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel system Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI (digital)
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain


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


Overall length 1,955 mm
Overall width 740 mm
Overall height 1,040 mm
Seat height 810 mm
Wheel base 1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 138 kg
Fuel tank capacity 11.5 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.15 litres

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