Yamaha has revealed the 2014 model year of its one of the top-selling 125cc sportbikes, the Yamaha YZF-R125, for the European market. For 2014, the YZF-R125 gets an upside-down fork, redesigned triple clamp, new fuel-injection system and front air-intake, along with minor cosmetic upgrades.
The new YZF-R125’s performance numbers remain unchanged from the previous model. It is still sports a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine that is mated to a 6-speed transmission, providing 14.8 hp at 9000rpm and 16.8 ft-lb. at 8000 rpm. But thanks to the new fuel-injection system, the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125’s fuel efficiency now has been increased by 11%.
The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 utilizes a new 41mm upside-down front fork that “ensures better stability and improved front wheel feedback” than the old version, with the rear also gets re-designed linkage system to rider comfort. For stopping power, a radial front caliper and floating front disc brake gripping the 292mm disc are now fitted as standard.
Visually, the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 receives a new digital LCD instruments, 17-inch alloy wheels with Y-shaped spokes, an all-new carbon-look front fender, new muffler and a more compact license plate holder, as well as a host of aluminum pieces such as pegs and foot controls.
The 2014 YZF-R125 has a 53-inch wheelbase and a seat height of 32.5-inch. With a full 3-gallon fuel tank, 0.6 gallons smaller than the 2013’s, the 2014 YZF-R125 still has a claimed wet weight of 308.6 pounds, which is 4.4 pounds heavier than the 2013 model.
The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 should retail in UK in April for €4,490. It will be available in three color options: Mat Grey, Anodized Red, and Race Blu.