All-new 2022 Yamaha YZ125 off-road range announced

Yamaha has revamped its off-road racing range, with the all-new YZ125 and YZ125 Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition

Yam off-road range updated

YAMAHA has furthered its commitment to off-road motorcycle racing by completely upgrading the chassis, engine and look of its YZ125 motocross machine.

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For 2022 the all-new YZ125 gets a completely redesigned higher performance engine along with a seriously upgraded chassis and a slimmer and more radical-looking body to make this the most competitive YZ125 ever.

Delivering a significantly higher power output along with better useability – and featuring sharper handling, stronger braking and improved ergonomics – the new YZ125 takes lessons learned by the factory Yamaha MXGP and MX2 team and applies them to its production motorcycles.

The engine in the 2022 YZ125 is an all-new, 2-stroke unit that develops significantly higher power in the mid to high rpm range than the previous version. Changing almost every major internal component, the engine also features a new cylinder head, cylinder and piston. The combustion chamber has been altered, as well as a shorter exhaust port and revised cylinder porting which are all claimed to give a significant improvement in combustion efficiency.

A new TPVS has been developed, and is backed up by a Keihin PWK 38.1mm carburettor that is equipped with a solenoid controlled power jet that gives an instant hit of power when needed.

Yamaha YZ125 Monster Energy Edition

Launching at the same time as the YZ125 is the race-ready Monster Energy Edition of the bike. It features all of the updates and changes of the stock YZ125 but comes fully kitted out with Monster Energy decals already applied.

Yamaha YZ125 Technical Highlights

  • Faster and sharper model for 2022
  • All-new higher performance 125cc engine
  • Stronger mid to high rpm power, with improved useability
  • Increased maximum power
  • New Keihin carburettor with TPS and power jet
  • Redesigned YPVS
  • Reshaped exhaust and shorter silencer
  • New high-efficiency air intake
  • Stronger 6-speed transmission, revised ratios and uprated clutch
  • Improved gear shift feel
  • Lightweight aluminium frame
  • Redesigned rear frame
  • New slimmer body – 36mm narrower between knees
  • Newly designed fenders and sidepanels
  • Improved ergonomics with new fuel tank and flatter seat
  • Higher performance braking system
  • Best-in-class KYB suspension with revised low-speed settings
  • New Icon Blue duo-tone colours and in-mould graphics
  • Also available in Monster Black factory colours

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