Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 24 Feb 2017
Yamaha launch the new YS125 commuter
Yamaha have launched their new YS125 commuter, which is set to replace the discontinued YBR125. The YBR125 has brought in a lot of money for Yamaha over the last 10 years and has been immensely popular with thousands of Europeans, along with being extremely reliable unlike most other bikes of its kind. However, it was time for a change and Yamaha decided they would launch a commuter which would offer the same reliability, but also be Euro 4 compliant, which is the main reason for the replacement.
Now, the new motorcycle carries all the best qualities that were brought to us by the YBR125, but is even more reliable, lightweight, and easier to ride. If that was even possible. The motorcycle of course carries a 125 cc 4-stroke, air-cooled engine which produces a maximum power output of 7.8 kW at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 10.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
In addition, the new commuter features a new sporty face, with wide, stylish head and tail lights which make it different from most other commuters as it adds a bit of personality and good looks, all the while being extremely practical. Moreover, the bike gains a gear and eco indicator, helping you ride more economically as well as informing you which gear you are in. Also, with a 14-litre fuel tank, the motorcycle has the ability to travel over 300 km between fuel stops which is ideal for city commutes.
One of the best new features is the fact that the seat is now 795 mm which provides a more natural, comfortable, riding position making your commute more enjoyable and relaxing, in addition to being more convenient for your passenger. Furthermore, the motorcycle has been made available in three different colours - power red, competition white and midnight black and is set to arrive in dealers mid-March at a price of £2,799.