Here it is, the 2014 Yamaha MT-125, the new entry-level member of Yamaha’s MT range. The 2014 Yamaha MT-125 will be launched in the European market by June with deliveries expected by July. No word on pricing at the moment.
The 2014 Yamaha MT-125 is based on the YZF-R125. It uses the same steel Deltabox frame and sports a 124.7cc single-cylinder, four stroke, liquid cooled engine as in the R125. The engine is mated to a six-speed constant mesh gearbox and has a total output of 14.8 hp at 9000 rpm and 9.1 ft-lb. at 8000 rpm.
Visually, the Yamaha MT-125 naked streetbike is pretty much similar with the “big brother” models including the low angular headlamps that comes with LED day lights, and wide two side air intakes. The MT125 gets a 3.0-gallon new fuel tank which is shorter than the one on the larger MT models, as well as a new lower seat and footrest design that gives a more upright position than the YZF-R125. Furthermore, the streetbike also receives full LCD treatment which is inspired by smart phone aesthetics and new 17-inch racing style thin-spoke wheels shod in 100/80-17 tire on the front and a 130/80-17 at rear.
Like the YZF-R125, the MT-125 is also equipped with a 41mm upside-down fork up front and a monoshock with preload adjustment at the rear. Braking duties handled by a 292mm floating front disc brake with radial caliper and 230mm rear disc.
The 2014 Yamaha MT-125 is available in three different colors including Matt Red, Matt Grey and, Race Blu.