Yamaha has introduced its smallest neo-retro motorcycle, the XSR125, in the European markets. We would love to have it in India but that won’t happen anytime soon. Instead, what we will get is the FZ X based on the existing FZ FI, but that’s a discussion for later. For now, let’s check out what the baby XSR is all about in detail.
The XSR125 features a design identical to its bigger 155cc sibling. There’s a circular headlamp, a round single pod console, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, and a minimalistic tail section accommodating a single-piece seat. What differentiates this bike from the XSR155 are unique and jazzy colour schemes including red, yellow and black.
For a 125cc bike, Yamaha has equipped it decently. Besides the full-LED headlamp and tail lamp, it incorporates a negative LCD dash which is small but shows a fair amount of info like gear position, speed, RPM, fuel level, odometer, trip meter, average speed, and average fuel efficiency.
Performing propulsion duties in this small-size modern-classic offering is the same unit that powers the MT125 and the R125. This Euro5-compliant, 124cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor produces 14.7bhp at 10,000rpm and 11.5Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. All the power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission system.
Similar to the KTM 125 Duke that we have in India, the Yamaha XSR125 gets premium hardware like upside-down forks, a monoshock, and a single disc brake at both ends with a dual-channel ABS setup. Underpinned by a Deltabox frame, it features a cast aluminium swingarm and 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends.