2022 Yamaha XSR125 Legacy is launched in Europe with spoked wheels

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Yamaha launched in Europe the new 2022 XSR125 Legacy, a low-capacity motorcycle with a ‘neo-retro’ design (called ‘sport heritage’ by the brand), which comes with spoked wheels and gold-coloured rims.

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.

In this Legacy version, the XSR125 gained retro elements that were previously only available in the company’s Yard Built customization program.

The main element is the new spoked wheel which, according to the company, is based on designs from the 60s and 70s. To make the item even more exclusive, a gold-coloured alloy rims has been added.

In addition, these beautiful wheels are fitted with high-performance Metzeler Karoo tires, a dual purpose model, perfect for the city and weekend getaways.

Finally, completing the customization, new graphics were created, with gold and silver pinstripes, in addition to the black color used in practically the entire bike.

2022 yamaha xsr125 legacy

Design

The XSR125 Legacy has a Sport Heritage design with retro elements, such as, for example, round headlight, round taillight, round instrument panel, flat seat and ’rounded’ fuel tank.

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.

It is finished in Historic Black with black coloured Deltabox frame, swingarm, upside-down forks and engine covers. Gold and silver pinstripes was added on the fuel tank, complementing the gold-coloured rims.

Engine and Gearbox

The 2022 Yamaha XSR125 Legacy 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 Euro5 compliant and is the same as used in the MT-125 Hyper Naked and the R-125 Supersport.

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.

2022 yamaha xsr125 legacy

Chassis

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 815 mm, according to the brand, it can accommodate riders of varying sizes.

Another highlight of this bike is the 37 mm Upside-Down front forks, an item usually present in premium models and larger displacement.

Finally, the 17″ spoked wheels are fitted with dual purpose Metzeler Karoo tires measuring 110/70-17 at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.

Technology

The Yamaha XSR125 Legacy 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 2022 XSR125 Legacy will be available starting from June 2022. Price varies per country.

For more information, access https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/.

photos: Yamaha

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Marcelo Souza

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