Yamaha release MotoGP replica YZF-R125

This is probably one for the younger MotoGP fans amongst us!

Yamaha release MotoGP replica YZF-R125

YAMAHA’S YZF-R125 arrived in January 2019 but from May onwards this year the bike gets a sporting make-over, in the form of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition.

This exclusive design of the YZF-R125 closely matches the YZR-M1s look of factory riders, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales racing machines. The edgy, styling and the instantly recognizable green Monster Energy claw decal make the bike look every inch the mini supersport race bike.

At the heart of the Yamaha is a 125cc, liquid cooled, 15hp engine, that features a Variable Valve Actuation system (VVA) that optimises the intake valve timing in relation to engine rpm. Yamaha claim the VVA system means the YZF-R125 rider experiences great thrills powered by high torque and strong acceleration from low to mid rpm and solid performance at higher engine speeds.

We went on the launch of the Yamaha earlier this year – click here for the full review.

Yamaha YZF-R125 specs:

  • R-Series body with Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP livery
  • 125cc engine with Variable Valve Actuation 
  • High combustion efficiency for smooth power
  • Deltabox frame providing excellent rigidity
  • Aluminium swing arm for sporty handling performance
  • Light and precise Assist & Slipper clutch
  • Special design fuel tank with 11-litre capacity
  • YZR-M1 MotoGP-inspired supersport cockpit
  • Sophisticated high-visibility LCD instruments
  • Strong ergonomics for balanced riding position
  • Wide 140/70-17 rear tyre for sharp road holding and style
  • Powerful braking system with large diameter 292mm front disc and 230mm rear disc