- 2020 Yamaha MT-125 unveiled in the European market
- Heavily based on the MT-15 sold in India
- India launch unlikely
Following the teaser video released by Yamaha, the Japanese bike maker has officially unveiled the 2020 MT-125 in the European market. The naked street bike is heavily based on the MT-15 sold in India.
On the design front, the MT-125 is exactly the same as the India-spec MT-15. It features the same transformer-styled front end while sporting an LED projector headlamp flanked by LED DRLs. The motorcycle has a sculpted fuel tank with aggressive tank extensions, a wide flat-type handlebar which ends with a petite tail section. While the MT-15 features right side up telescopic forks, a box-type swingarm and single-channel ABS to keep the costs in check, the UK-spec MT-125 gets inverted forks, an aluminium-cast swingarm and dual-channel ABS.
Powering the MT-125 is a 124.7cc single-cylinder unit with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) as seen on the MT-15 and YZF-R15 V3 model sold here. The motor is capable of producing 14.5bhp at 9,000rpm and 12.4Nm at 8,000rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed constant mesh gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch. The MT-125 has a ground clearance of 140mm and a kerb weight which stands at 140kg.
In the European market, Yamaha will be offering the new MT-125 in three colour options: Ice Fluo, Icon Blue and Midnight Black. The motorcycle is expected to reach the showrooms by December 2019. As far as the Indian market is concerned, there is no confirmation from Yamaha whether it will be launching the MT-125 in the country anytime soon.