- Updated in the European market
- Mechanical aspects remain unaltered
- India launch unlikely
The smallest offering in Yamaha’s extremely popular XSR range has been updated for 2023 in Europe. As a part of the model year update, the XSR125 gets three new funky colour options which substantially enhance its visual appeal.
All three paint schemes look vibrant and youthful and get simple graphics on the fuel tank and side panels. The most elegant-looking of these is the Yamaha Blue shade which gets golden alloy wheels. On the other hand, the Impact Yellow and Heritage White trims incorporate blacked-out wheels similar to all other cycle parts. Interestingly, the latter is reminiscent of Yamaha bikes of yesteryears with the iconic white and red colour combination.
On the mechanical front, the Yamaha XSR125 has remained the same as the previous model. The engine of the bike is a 125cc, liquid-cooled unit that churns out 14.8bhp at 10,000rpm and peak torque of 11.5Nm at 8000rpm. Notably, this is the same motor that does duty on the MT125 and R125. It is underpinned by a diamond-type frame and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by upside-down forks and a monoshock. Braking, meanwhile, is executed by a single disc at both ends.
As much as we wish that the XSR125 comes to India, Yamaha doesn’t seem to have plans to bring it to our shores anytime soon.