Updated 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 revealed

New R125 due in April with prices to be announced next week

Yamaha has released details and pictures of its updated R125 sportsbike

The new YZF-R125 has been radically revised, for 2014 it gets a new front cowl inspired by the R6 and features an air intake located between the headlights.

The bike now gets upside-down front forks and a redesigned triple clamp. Yamaha says the new front suspension ‘ensures better stability and improved front wheel feedback.’ It also has a redesigned rear suspension linkage system.

A new fuel-injection system improves fuel efficiency by around 11% to increase tank range over the old model.

A radial front caliper and floating front disc brake are now fitted as standard for extra braking power. They will be mounted onto newly designed alloy wheels with Y-shaped spokes, tyre size remains the same.

The instrumentation also gets a fresh look. The backlit LCD dash unit features a digital speedo and tach, and a multi-function display on the left shows engine temperature, maximum speed, average speed and fuel consumption data.

The new dash also includes a clock, fuel/reserve indicator and a distance and fuel trip.

Alongside the other changes, the bike is fitted with an all-new carbon-look front fender, a reshaped muffler and a more compact licence plate holder. The rear brake pedal, shift lever and passenger footrest brackets are made from aluminium and there’s also a new tail light with a built in guide light.

The 2014 YZF-R125 will be available in ‘Mat Grey’, ‘Anodized Red', and ‘Race Blu’.

Due in the UK in April with prices expected to be announced next week.