Yamaha MT-125

You're only young once. So make sure that the new MT-125 becomes a part of your life.
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Available from
2014

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Overall Review

An amazing bike packed with all of the things teenagers want the most. A good sounding bike, with a good amount of speed to its name. Aggressive bodywork and amazing colours to choose from. The bike is big for a 125 allowing taller riders to ride without feeling to big for the bike, and generally out of place. The quality of the bike cannot be faulted. The bike uses no Crome which is good for someone wanting an all round bike who doesn't want the regular hassle of maintenance and care. This bike can be thrown around and used all rear round without showing the signs of it. Galvanised parts are used to prevent rust and grime. The bike has loads of enjoyment to its name and will not disappoint with is handling making the most inexperienced riders feel at home. I cannot fault this bike and I would recommend it to all who are looking for a reasonably priced motorcycle which will last.

Strengths

As a 17 year old looking for a naked 125 motorcycle I throught the ktm duke was the only way forward. I was wrong the mt is great. Budget price, great speed, aggressive style and above all a good amount of power for a 125. I brought this bike a day ago and I feel confident and proud of it all due to it's high quality parts and its amazing handling making my old bike feel so under powered. I'm still braking in the bike but I have got a good 80mph out of it so far, practice for every day use. I'm very fond of the modern display system which presents, speed, time and revs beautifully.

Weaknesses

There is only one negative point that I have found in this bike. The seat can become quite un comfortable after an hour or so worth of riding. The seat could be more padded however a small price to pay considering the fun and enjoyment that you will get out of this bike. Apart from this mild problem is struggle to find any issues with this bike.

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Submitted by MarkB3 on Sun, 15/11/2015 - 15:09

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If I still was 17 I think I would have fallen head over heels for this thing. It looks fantastic big bike looks and for a 4t 125 pretty damn quick. It handles fantastically you can throw which ever way you like and it responds very well. Having been through my 125 phase years ago and moving up to GSXR 600 SRAD just before my 18th I figured I'd never ride a 125 again. Because of the route however to my uni is mostly back roads I found the 600 to be just to impractical for this purpose bought one of these second hand and it's been great. It's great fro country roads and commuting motorway driving still a bit to be desired but works all the same. Would defenetly recommend to anyone who has needs like mine. It's very well suited to a tall rider (I'm 6'2) and has a lot of fu potential too. Very happy with my choice and would even look in to the mt 7 and mt 9 as a result once I've finished the last couple of years of my course.

Strengths

Excellent Engine Very Easy to manoeuvre Good range and top speed

Weaknesses

Lacks power in 6th

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Submitted by James 1990 on Sun, 29/11/2015 - 10:26

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This bike is in difficult territory due to the price. If you paid £2000 for it you'd except the niggles and design faults. These bikes are predominantly aimed at newbie learners but with the price tag of an sv650 which leaves you expecting it to be good. And it is! if you forget the cons I mentioned. I'm an experienced rider and have many bigger bikes this was a mere tool for me to commute on for fuel and size purposes it's ideal. Personally I don't like the Matt paintwork it looks unfinished and means you can never polish it. If you're looking st this as a premium learner bike I wouldn't bother unless you are 6ft+ living in a smooth road city with straight roads and have lots of spare cash to blow. You'll get a decent Chinese bike for £1500 which will do the same job and you won't cringe so much when you throw it down the road. And when I say decent the reason they get a slating from many owners is their lack of maintenance and the Yamaha requires the same so ask yourself why spend that extra cash on something that's far from perfect and does the same job? Save the rest to buy a bigger bike when you're bored of it (around 4 weeks). If you're an experienced rider like me and want it as a little workhorse it will do the job but also consider perhaps the crf250L?

Strengths

Engine is good, comfy seating position, good fuel economy, good quality components, decent lights

Weaknesses

Brakes are poor, clutch feels crap, too tall, I have a R1200GS adventure too and the pillion seat on the Mt is higher which is stupid for a 125 road bike and when riding it feels too top heavy beacause of this feels weird. The suspension is crap far too hard there may as well not be one. However does feel better 2up (not that many people would use it 2 up! The tank filler is a stupid design petrol will always splash back over the tank. The top layer on the seats absorb water. The trip computer only goes to 99.9mpg on a bike that does 135 renders it pointless. Indicator display hard to see

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