- 2022 Yamaha YZF R125 limited edition unveiled
- Pays homage to Yamaha’s win in 1964 Belgian GP
- India launch won’t happen anytime soon
Yamaha has rolled out the 2022 edition of its smallest fully-faired motorcycle, the YZF R125, for the international markets. The new model pays homage to the brand’s win at the Belgian GP in 1964 and sports a special commemorative World GP 60th Anniversary livery.
While the base body colour of the bike is white, there’s a yellow patch on the front fascia and red stripes on the fairing, fuel tank, and tail section. Moreover, the bronze coloured wheels only add to its visual appeal. This is where the changes over the previous model end and it retains the same styling that’s identical to the YZF R15 V3 available in India.
Propelling the 2022 R125 is a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 14.5bhp of power and 11.5Nm of peak torque. This unit comes mated to a six-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by 41mm inverted forks and a monoshock. Meanwhile, braking is handled by a 292mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
Yamaha doesn’t seem to have plans to bring this bike to India anytime soon. However, if it ever surprises us in the future, the YZF R125 will go head on against the KTM RC 125.