Yamaha has unveiled the 2020 edition of the MT-125 for the European markets. The motorcycle is the smaller sibling of the MT-15 which is available in India. While both carry an identical styling, the European-spec MT-125 carries more premium hardware package as compared to the Indian-spec MT-15. Although the former is unlikely to come to India anytime soon, its distinctive styling surely deserves some attention!
The motorcycle is compact in terms of dimensions yet boasts of profoundly aggressive design lines throughout its minimalistic body work.
It all starts with the radical front end which depicts a transformer-like styling. The baby MT gets a pair of compact LED DRLs accompanied by an even smaller LED headlamp underneath.
The angular and chiseled body work ends into a high-set and sharp tail section which integrates an LED tail lamp. However, the turn indicators miss out on LEDs and incorporate conventional bulbs.
The naked bike features a blue-backlit LCD instrument cluster which same as its elder sibling, the MT-15. The rectangular unit displays all the necessary information along with tell-tale lights.
The powerplant of the MT-125, although it is a 125cc, single-cylinder unit, it does feature Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) tech borrowed from the MT-15 and YZF-R15 V3. This motor churns out 14.5bhp and 12.4Nm.
Underpinned by Yamaha’s Delta-box frame, the motorcycle features an aluminum swingarm, instead of the box-type unit as seen on the MT-15 in India.
The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels which are suspended by 41mm upside down forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.
Anchors are dropped by a 292mm disc with radially mounted caliper at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear, both assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard.
Yamaha will be introducing the MT-125 in three attractive colour options including Ice Fluo, Icon Blue and Midnight Black, in Europe.