Yamaha launched in Europe the new 2021 XSR125, a low-capacity motorcycle with a ‘neo-retro’ design (called ‘sport heritage’ by the brand), based on the top of the line, XSR900.
The XSR line has, in addition to the XSR900 and now the XSR125, XSR700 and XSR155 (the latter launched in Thailand and other Asian countries).
According to the brand, the XSR line was designed for riders who appreciate the perfect combination of a of true heritage design with timeless neo-retro looks and up-to-the-minute technology.
The XSR125 has a design based on the XSR900, with retro elements, such as, for example, round headlight, round taillight, round instrument panel, flat seat and ’rounded’ fuel tank.
The modern elements are found in the panel that is ‘inverted’ LCD, in the headlight and taillight, which have LED and, mainly, in the 125 cc engine, which has Variable Valve Actuation system.
The bike has clean and simple lines, but arrives with eye-catching retro-inspired color schemes, influenced by some of the brand’s legendary models.
The available colors are: Redline, Tech Black and Impact Yellow.
Engine and Gearbox
The 2021 Yamaha XSR125 engine is a 124 cm³ single cylinder with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 11 kW (14.75 HP) of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 1.15 kgfm / 115Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. Moreover, it is fully EU5 compliant.
It features VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology which, according to Yamaha, allows the engine to produce enough torque at lower engine speeds, along with excellent performance at higher speeds.
The result, according to Yamaha, is a bike that is easy and enjoyable to use around town, and as well as being able to deliver an exciting ride on the highway.
To ensure that, the bike has a fuel tank with 11 liters of capacity, and the gearbox is 6-speed.
The ‘small’ XSR125 has a chassis with Deltabox frame design, that is, it is extremely strong and lightweight.
With the same wheelbase as the Yamaha Fazer 250 – FZ 25 in some markets – (1330 mm) and the seat height of 810 mm, according to the brand, it can accommodate riders of varying sizes.
Another highlight of this bike is the 37 mm inverted front suspension, an item usually present in premium models and larger displacement.
Finally, the 10-spoke wheels are made of aluminum alloy, fitted with dual purpose tires measuring 110/70-17 at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.
The Yamaha XSR125 has LED on the headlight and taillight, as well as a fully digital ‘inverted’ LCD panel.
In addition, it has a tuck and roll seat, painted mudguards (with the same colors of the bike) and aluminium brackets.
Anyway, the 2021 XSR125 is sold in the UK for from £ 4,450.00 and, if you need more information, you can visit the Yamaha UK website.