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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 typeSingle cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke52.0 mm x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio11.2 : 1
Maximum power11.0 kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Limited power versionkW (PS) @ rpm
Maximum torque12.4 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel systemElectronic Fuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI (digital)
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain


FrameSteel Deltabox
Front suspension systemUpside-down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Front travel130 mm
Caster angle25º
Trail89 mm
Rear suspension systemLinked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear travel114 mm
Front brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre130/70-17 M/C


Overall length1,955 mm
Overall width740 mm
Overall height1,040 mm
Seat height810 mm
Wheel base1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)138 kg
Fuel tank capacity11.5 litres
Oil tank capacity1.15 litres


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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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